5 Bold Predictions: Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs

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May 3, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura (23) talks to umpire Chris Guccione (68) as catcher Tyler Flowers (21) looks on during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

3. None of these games will be close
I’m not saying the White Sox or the Cubs will dominate the series, but I just have a feeling none of these four games will come down to the final inning with the game on the line.

As a fan of baseball, it saddens me to make that type of prediction, but the pitching of these two teams doesn’t give me the confidence to say any of these games will be 1-0, 2-1 type games when the ninth inning rolls around.

I’ll even say this despite the fact that since April 23, the Cubs have played in eight games that have come down to three runs or less, including all three games against the St. Louis Cardinals this past series, where the Cubs won 6-5 and 3-0, plus losing on Sunday by the 5-4 score.

Would I rather see those types of games? Yes, but I doubt they will occur.