Will The Chicago Cubs Ever Score Another Run?
Chicago Cubs started off their season in a complete funk. You hate to see it. It’s so disappointing to see America’s team off to a slow start. Chicago struck out 58 times in the first five games of the season setting a Major League record. In case you’re not a math major, that equals 11.6 strikeouts per game. That’s not exactly a good thing. Not to mention, Chicago has not scored a run in the last two games with big goose eggs in both games versus lowly Miami and Cincinnati. Chicago isn’t off to a slow start yet but the strikeouts have to be concerning to Joe Maddon, right?
“I’ve talked about it for how many years now?” manager Joe Maddon asked rhetorically. “We have struck out a lot. It has been exacerbated by the 17-inning game but we have struck out a lot. We have to do better. We have to move the baseball. We talked about it all camp. We talked about it the last two years. I believe that we will, but right now, we’re not.”
I love how Maddon hides behind the 17 inning game. Look, I get it bub, but at the same time, you play the game. It’s not our fault your fucking team couldn’t come through in the clutch. That’s not my problem. Chicago isn’t a trainwreck yet, but the fact the Cubs got off to a slow start versus Miami and Cincinnati has to signal a few red warnings, right? These Cubs could erupt tomorrow, but the fact is they’ll be the leaders in the team strikeouts.
Please let us know if you think the Cubs can score a run, and I’ll add it to the log.