TheChicago Cubshave had a difficult season thus far, despite a busy winter.
However, thanks to the NL Central being one of the weakest divisions in all of baseball, the Cubs have life.
Now, they have won three consecutive games and have come to within 3.5 games of the Pittsburgh Pirates for the top spot in the division.
And there are also several reasons for Cubs fans to be excited about the rest of the season, as things may be starting to click for the North Siders.
On MLB Network, Christopher Russo spoke with ESPN s Jesse Rogers to discuss where the Cubs might be headed in the coming weeks.
MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) June 16, 2023
The video of the interview can be found on Twitter.
Rogers noted that the Cubs had been struggling on both sides of the ball in high-leverage spots.
With Cody Bellinger returning the Cubs have received a bit of a jolt on the offensive side.
In addition, they still have Christopher Morel who is continuing to produce at a high level.
Morel has an OPS over 1.000.
Mike Tauchman is also performing quite well.
Rogers then discussed the pitching.
Jameson Taillon was off to a bad start this season, but has since turned things around.
The Cubs also were missing left-hander Justin Steele, who had been out with an injury.
Rogers notes that Steele coming back, coupled with Taillon s resurgence could give the starting rotation a big boost.
Kyle Hendricks near no-hitter is also an encouraging sign, as Rogers notes.
The Cubs came into Friday s game with a record of 31-37.