Rizzo and Heyward are showing signs of coming around. If those two get hot the Cubs will win 10+ in a row easy.
The Pirates are in a tough stretch right now. Angels(ok easy), Mets(their offense sucks though), @Col for 1 game, back home for Cards, @Mets, @Cubs, SF, Dodgers, @Seattle.
They are playing some of the top pitching teams in baseball. ATeams in first or 2nd. After the Angels its brutal, even at home. They aren't going to be that much over .500 if at all
The Cubs have a softer schedule esp the next 8. Cubs could easily be 15 up by June 13th when they hit their tough stretch of @wash, Pitt, STL.
And unless there is a big comeback the Cubs will be up 9.5 games, 10 in loss column
STL has a bit of a rough stretch as well plus their rivalry games are the Royals