CSN's Chris Boden and Todd Hollandsworth are getting you ready for what's next with this week's Cubs Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda Dealers.

The Cubs kicked off a four-game series in St. Louis Monday night as part of a seven-game road trip that also includes a stop in Milwaukee.

The four-game set in St. Louis represents a measuring stick for the Cubs, who came into the series at 13-10, 4.5 games behind the 18-6 Cardinals.

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"This is a good opportunity to go in there and prove what you're all about," Hollandsworth said. "It's a great test. I'm excited for it and the Cubs should be excited for it, too."

Hollandsworth also said the Cubs need to get their bats going after scoring just five runs against the Brewers over the weekend. The Cubs responded by putting up five runs in the first inning Monday night.

Check out what else Holly had to say in the video above.