Apr 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu at bat against the Detroit Tigers at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
1. Jose Abreu will take over Wrigley Field
I’m excited to see how Jose Abreu plays in this series, because I’d like to see how well he performs with the entire city watching him over four straight days.
In their preview article on MLB.com, it says of Abreu:
"“Abreu swings a big bat. The first baseman set Major League records for most home runs (10) and RBIs (32) by a rookie in April and enters the four-game Interleague home and road series between the White Sox and Cubs with 12 homers and 34 RBIs.”"
Abreu leads the majors with 12 home runs and is second in RBIs with 34.
Both of these teams need their top players to excel in this series, not just for the fact it is between the city rivals, but these two teams need to get closer to the .500 mark. I believe in this series, the White Sox offense will offset the pitching of the Cubs for the next four days.