Cubs Vs Nats Tickets
The Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs are two professional baseball teams. Both teams are members of the National League in Major League Baseball. While the Washington Nationals play in the East Division, the Chicago Cubs belong to the Central Division. The Chicago Cubs, formed in 1870 were known as the Chicago White Stockings previously. The Nationals are a much younger team compared to the Cubs, having been established in 1969. Games between these two teams have stirred much interest after a brawl nearly broke when these two teams met in 2012. Get Washington Nationals Vs Chicago Cubs tickets and watch the exciting game of baseball when these two teams meet at the Nationals Park.
The Chicago Cubs have had an eventful 2016 season so far. The season’s first quarter had its fair share of ups and downs and the Cubs’ fans are enjoying the topsyturvy ride. The Cubs started the 2016 campaign as the hottest team in the MLB; they hit the ground running and got off to their best start since the 1907 season. Helped by the efforts of players like Jake Arrieta and Dexter Fowler, the team established a significant lead in the National League’s Central Division and looked to be cruising to the playoffs.
However, the team met with several speed bumps, mostly in the form of injuries. Jason Heyward and Kyle Schawber were both sidelined and squad’s depth and the team’s mettle were tested during the opening weeks of the season. The team’s results were poor in the latter half of the opening quarter, but their good start means that they are still in a very good position.
As it is, the Cubs have finished the first quarter with a 29-13 record, which is currently the best in the MLB. The team leads their division with a six game lead over the second placed Pittsburgh Pirates and statistics are suggesting that they will be the only team to cross the 100 win mark this year.
If the Cubs can maintain this form till the end of the season, they can very well win their first pennant since 1945 and reach the World Series once again. Only time will tell if that does actually happen.
The Chicago Cubs, are one of two major teams currently based in Chicago. The other franchise is the Chicago White Sox, who play in the American League. The Cubs made themselves known in the early nineteen hundreds with some impressive team performances. They won one hundred and sixteen games to establish a point seven six win percentage. The winning percentage is still a record.
The Cubs won two Division titles when they used to play in the East Division and won three more Division titles when they moved to the Central Division. They have won the National League Pennant a remarkable sixteen times. However, the Cubs just have two World Series title to their name, both of which came back to back in 1907 and 1908.
The Washington Nationals, known previously as the Montreal Expos, are located in Washington D.C. The Washington Nationals have come close to playing in the World Series, but have never actually made it to the World Series. Their 1981 season has been the closest they got to a World Series appearance, winning their Division title to feature in the post season games. Unfortunately they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, three games to two, in the National League Championship Series. The Nats have won two East Division Titles.
When both teams met in 2012, the Nats hosted the Cubs and the game was interrupted twice by heated discussion among the managers of the two teams, a memory still fresh when the two teams play. Get Washington Nationals Vs Chicago Cubs tickets and watch the intense game between the two sides.
The Chicago Cubs won the MLB World Series in the year 2016 whereas the Washington Nationals won the division title for the second time in three seasons. Now these two teams will meet each other once again as part of the MLB season of 2017. The Cubs and the Nationals have taken on each other in 600 games till now. The Cubs have won 288 of those encounters while the Nationals have come out on the right side of the result in 311 games. The stage is now set for them to slug it out once again.