BY Danica Bellini,Mstarz reporter , Mstarz reporter | Apr 08, 2013 02:15 PM EDT
The Milwaukee Brewers battle the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the series on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 2:40 p.m. ET at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. Read on to see where fans can watch and listen to a live stream of the Monday afternoon baseball game online and catch up-to-date feeds and coverage on highlight plays and scores.
Heading into the start of Week 2 of the 2013 MLB regular season, Bleacher Report sports columnist Joel Reuter predicts the MLB team power rankings. The Brewers head into the 2013 regular season at the no 24 spot - as Reuter points out, "Already without Corey Hart to open the season, the Brewers' high-powered offense has since seen Aramis Ramirez hit the disabled list with a sprained knee and Ryan Braun miss three straight games with neck spasms. Despite that, the team still ranks seventh in the MLB with a .274 average. However, that's resulted in just 22 runs through their first six games. Shortstop Jean Segura is off to a 9-for-20 start. The starting rotation has struggled, aside from Kyle Lohse, combining for a 6.12 ERA. The bullpen has been decent, but closer John Axford has not fared well, allowing eight hits and six runs over 2.2 innings of work."
The Brewers currently hold a 1-5 winning record.
The Cubs snag the meager no 26 overall spot (out of 30 teams). According to Reuter, "The Cubs have gotten some terrific starting pitching so far this season, led by ace Jeff Samardzija. He has struck out 22 batters in 13.2 innings of work. Travis Wood and Carlos Villanueva were both fantastic in their starts as well, but the bullpen has been a disaster. Carlos Marmol (1.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER) has already been removed from the closer role. Offense has been an issue as well. Their .175 team batting average is second worst to the Pirates, and they'll need to do a better job supporting their staff. Anthony Rizzo has two home runs and five RBI early on as a bright spot.
The Cubs currently hold a 2-4 winning record.
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