After having a bad stretch of games going into the All-Star Break, the Cubs came out of the break this weekend and proved that the slump was no more.

The Texas Rangers came in to town this weekend.  The Rangers went into the series with a record of 54-36 while the Cubs went in with a record of 53-35. We knew it would be an important weekend for the Cubs based on their performance against a first place team.

Based off their performance, it looked as if the all the Cubs needed was a break.  The Cubs won two of three against the Rangers.  The game the Cubs lost was against the one and only Cole Hamels, who if you remember no hit the Cubs nearly a year ago.  Hamels didn’t pitch a no-hitter, but he was dominant against the Cubs once again.

Tonight, everyone’s favorite team comes to town, the New York Mets. Jon Lester will take the hill tonight for the Cubs. Flashback to July 3rd – Lester’s worst game of his career.  He didn’t pitch two innings after giving up run after run after run.

This is the Mets first time back to Wrigley field since sweeping the Cubs out of the playoffs last season.  There will be a playoff atmosphere without a doubt at Wrigley this series.

Jake Arrieta also looks to make his first start in the second half tomorrow night.  Arrieta, who has been struggling lately, says he is “recharged” and ready to take charge in the second half and into the playoffs.

The Cubs will then head to Wrigley North (Milwaukee) this weekend and then the Crosstown Classic takes over the a week from today.

Go Cubs!

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