If hitting is contagious, the Cubs have a clean bill of health.
In the last four games Chicago has scored 0, 1, 3, and 2 runs. Not surprisingly, it adds up to a four-game losing streak.
It’s been hard to watch and, the end to this offensive ineptitude doesn’t appear near. Obviously, the injuries to Aramis and Bradley hurt the lineup, but they’re seven other batters responsible for hitting too.
Cardinals have committed four errors this series, Cubs have basically done nothing to capitalize.
What’s more, Chicago’s starting pitching has hurled four consecutive quality starts, but the lack of situational and clutch hitting has humbled the mighty Cubs back to .500 baseball.
Winning streaks cover weaknesses, losing streak makes them glaring realities.