Short Series Preview: Cubs v. Angels, June 4 – June 5, 2013

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Short Series Preview: Cubs v. Angels, June 4 – June 5, 2013

Chicago Cubs

california angels logoHistorically, when the Cubs have had a two-game series, I do a (theoretically humorously) abbreviated version of the Series Preview. It’s a long trip out West for the Cubs to play just two games against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, California, USA, Earth, Milky Way, but at least they got an off-day on either side of it.

We’re Going Streaking

The Cubs have lost two in a row after winning five in a row. It sucks.

But it could be far worse. The Angels have lost four in a row. ALL TO THE ASTROS.

Game Times and Broadcasts

  • Tuesday, June 4 at 9:05 CT on WGN.
  • Wednesday, June 5 at 6:05 CT on CSN.


Scott Feldman, Matt Garza. Jered Weaver, Jason Vargas.


The Angels’ lineup is a touch better than the Cubs’, especially with the DH.


Um. Scott Hairston? Ryan Sweeney? Definitely Jason Vargas, who went 0-3 with a 4.85 ERA in April, but 5-0 with a 2.30 ERA in May.


Most Cubs. But at least Albert Pujols is hitting .243/.315/.408 this year, and Josh Hamilton is even worse at .216/.280/.380.

Series She-View

It’s not really happening in a Short Series Preview (though you are welcomed to start one up over at the Message Board), so, instead, here’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt flapping his wings because remember that movie:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.