We’re only about 1 month into the 2015 Major League Baseball season, so it’s way too early to call any series vital.  However, the St. Louis Cardinal already hold a 4 ½ game lead over the second-place Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.  Tonight, the two teams open up a big 4-game series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. 

There are a ton of Cubs and Cardinals fans in Eastern Iowa.  My allegiance is with the Cubs, but I hesitantly admit that the Cardinals have a top-notch organization.  The Cards have won 2 World Series in the past decade and have 11 championships overall, compared with the Cubs’ 2.  The two franchises have been playing against each other since 1892!

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Scheduled times and starters:
Tuesday, 7:10pm - Wood (CHI) vs. Martinez (STL)
Wednesday, 7:15pm - Hendricks (CHI) vs. Lyons (STL)
Thursday, 7:15pm - Lester (CHI) vs. Lynn (STL)
Friday, 12:45pm - Arrieta (CHI) vs. Lackey (STL)