5/3 Looking ahead

How big is a win on Thursday against the Reds? The Cubs split their four-game series against the Phillies and have a chance to sweep the rain-abbreviated two-game set against the Reds on Thursday.

“Any time you go on a road trip, I think the goal is to play .500 or better if you can,” Ian Stewart said. “The Phillies are a great team and we went in there and went toe to toe with them, and if we can get these two games here [in Cincinnati], it’ll keep the momentum going into the homestand where we’ll be facing more good teams. We’ll need to do well against the Dodgers because they’re playing as good as anybody right now. If we can get this game [Thursday] and get the offense rolling a little more, it’ll be extra momentum going into the homestand.”

— Carrie Muskat

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