The 2022 Chicago Cubs have a path to a very strong finishVincent Pariseon September 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

The Chicago Cubs were off on Thursday. This was a well-deserved off day that came after a sweep of the New York Mets on the road. It is one of the more impressive series wins that the Cubs have had all year long as they swept one of the best teams in the league.

It is obvious that the Cubs are not a very good team otherwise nobody would be surprised that they swept a team in September. However, it is also a sign of a team that is playing well despite having nothing to play for in terms of the standings.

The Mets were the second to last team that the Cubs will face this season with a record over .500. That is why they have a path to a really strong finish here in 2022. They are mostly playing against teams that are equal to them based on records.

With that in mind, most of these teams don’t have the recent success over the last few games to feel good about themselves like the Cubs do. It could be a time when the Cubs continue to play well and finish the year very strong.

The Chicago Cubs have an easy schedule to end this crazy 2022 season.

It starts this weekend with a series at Wrigley Field against the Colorado Rockies. They will play against that 62-81 team for three games. Following that, they are going to hit the road for a couple of series.

It will start down south when they face the 59-85 Miami Marlins. It is three games against them before four games against the very lowly Pittsburgh Pirates. Those all could end up being some fun games for the Cubs at this point in the year.

Then, following another off day, the Cubs will have a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. They are 80-63 which makes them the last team over .500 that the Cubs will face this season. Of course, based on the Cubs’ success against the Mets, you can’t count them out of that series either.

Following that tough series, the Cubs have six straight games (three at home and three on the road) against the Cincinnati Reds who are 57-86. You would think that the Cubs have a good chance in a lot of these games as of right now.

Now, it is fair to look at the Cubs’ record of 61-82 which is right around all of these teams. They are one of the worst teams in the league. Regardless, it is possible that the Cubs keep their hot play from the Mets series going against these bad teams.

There are a lot of reasons to believe in the Cubs against the bad teams. We have seen some good pitching lately along with some good play from guys like Seiya Suzuki, Nico Hoerner, Ian Happ, and Willson Contreras amongst others.

The future is uncertain but finishing this season strong would certainly help them. The offseason following a year like this is certainly going to be interesting.

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