But as this never-really-that fits in the season the Cubs in July, which are closer to get a piece of club history as the ignominious capture, for example, the Cincinnati Reds fourth, let alone reach 0500.
In fact, the Tuesday doubleheader against the San Francisco
Giants at Wrigley Field presented an overview of a day in the biggest failure of the Cubs this season and nearly impossible that he forged. With a loss of 13-7 in the first game, the Cubs said
to reach half of the season – 81 games now – without even a sequence of three consecutive victories, becoming the third team of the Cubs in more than 130 year history of the franchise to manage this and the first since 1966 .
”If he had said earlier that we would go far in this season without winning three [next] games, I do not think anyone would have thought it would be a reality,”the veteran outfielder Reed Johnson said.
Not even the most pessimistic Cubs Basher could have predicted such a rarity.
In fact, the Cubs defeated ’6 -3 in the second game Tuesday night, only the fourth team to get Cubs on July 1 without a three-game tube and the first since 1974, when Bill Bonham led the league with 22 losses and Steve Stone has joined the Cubs, Ron Santo trade.
It”’was hard,”Johnson said. ”But, of course, is hard to get something going early in the season when Randy [Wells] and [Andrew] Cashner were both away, and you must add [Casey] Coleman, and [reliever James] Russell, whose hand is not was’ not ready to be laid. Once you have those wounds that the key staff as pitching, it’s really difficult to sustain any winning streak.”
Case in point: Game 1 on Tuesday when the veteran Doug Davis – signed in April to offset the loss of depth – is beaten by one of the worst lineups in the majors one day, his team scored seven points.
”I really do not have excuses,”said Davis, who dropped to 1-7. They pitchable”team. I think there are holes in all the swings. If you can not play, you can have success against this team.”
But the season, the season crippling problem on the back of the rotation goes far beyond what the pot on that day.
”We have not done a good job of 4 or 5 place with security,”said manager Mike Quade.
As Rodrigo Lopez took the mound for Game 2, the sixth de”starter Cubs,”the six pitchers to fill the 5.4 points this season were a combined 4-18 with an ERA of 6.98. 8.23 In The Cubs are 31 games.
And look no further than the lack of game three tubes.
If the baseball adage is true about the value as a team keeping a losing streak, while the opposite seems to follow: lack of depth of quality starting to keep a team of winning streaks.
Especially when the first three of Ryan Dempster (5-6, 5.31 ERA), Carlos Zambrano (6-4, 4.38) and Matt Garza (4-6, 4.07) had their own problems this season, too.
Overall, the Cubs had the worst ERA in the rotation from the major leagues since April, and the effectiveness of the pitchers all fell last month and is still now.
”It ‘so hard when you have injuries,”Johnson said. ”But it’s a hand, we have discussed, and we must find a way to work.”
In the meantime, if there is something to look forward, history says you can count on a winning streak in progress. The Cubs have never gone a season without.
In fact, they waited until June 20
the first in 1943, then reeled off 11 more than the season – even if they are willing to lose the record.
”I hope so,”Johnson said. ”With the wounds of division in general. . . If there is any place we have the opportunity to look back, that’s all.”
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