St. Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina waits on deck during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) St. Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina waits on deck during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The long-awaited extended weekend series between the Cardinals and Cubs at Wrigley Field is finally upon us, and it’s sure to be intense. The biggest Cardinals series since the 2015 NLDS against these same Cubs, the four-game set starting Thursday night has the capacity to turn the entire season on its head in one direction or the other. Let’s break down the trends within the pitching match-ups, and predict where things might stand when the dust settles on this momentous clash of NL Central foes. With a win Wednesday for the Cardinals and losses by both the Cubs and Brewers, St. Louis leads Chicago and Milwaukee by 3.0 games in the Central. The Brewers have one more with the Padres Thursday before hosting the lowly Pirates for three games over the weekend. The Cha...