This National League matchup hardly offers much excitement for fans outside of the Chicago and Colorado area. The Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies are the two worst teams in the National League this season, and have a four-game series this week. It’s the third straight series on the Cubs schedule that they’ll be at home, finishing up the 10-game home stand before heading out west for two series. Cubs tickets are averaging $56.14 for the series on the secondary market, down 27 percent from the season average at Wrigley Field.
7/28 COL Yohan Flande vs. CHC Tsuyoshi Wada | Avg. Price: $50.88 | Get-in Price: $6
Cubs vs Rockies tickets for the first game of the series is the cheapest. Cubs vs Rockies tickets are averaging $50.88 for the game with a $6 get-in price. Tsuyoshi Wada gets the start, and after a promising first start, the rookie was rocked against the San Diego Padres. Wada gave up five runs in four innings against one of the worst offenses in MLB history, allowing nine base runners in his four innings of work.
7/29 COL Jorge De La Rosa vs. CHC Edwin Jackson | Avg. Price: $57.07 | Get-in Price: $6
Edwin Jackson is one of the Cubs best pitchers purely by default. After the team traded away Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, they don’t have a lot left at the major league level. Just by making 21 starts this year, Jackson is one of the team’s top performers. But he has once again been erratic, walking too many batters and compiling a 5.76 ERA so far this year.
7/30 COL Brett Anderson vs. CHC Travis Wood | Avg. Price: $55.37 | Get-in Price: $6
Travis Wood hasn’t been a lot better. He’s actually walking more batters than Jackson, and has just a slightly better ERA at 5.06. That hasn’t stopped Wood from making 21 starts and pitching 121 innings. The average price of the game is $55.37 and the get-in price is $6.
7/31 COL Tyler Matzek vs. CHC Jake Arrieta | Avg. Price: $61.24 | Get-in Price: $13
The final game of the series is the most expensive. It’s the only game with a get-in price over $6, with the cheapest ticket $13, and the average price is the highest at $61.24. Jake Arrieta gets the start for the Cubs, and he has actually been great for them. He easily leads the team with a 3.1 WAR and a 2.18 ERA, figures that are among the best in the league. He’s been one of the few bright spots this season for the Cubs.