Lou talked about the lack of intensity after the game. Says his team needs to realize they have a bull’s-eye on their back after winning back-to-back NL Central titles.
The lack of intensity was clear Wednesday afternoon. The end result – a 10-0 shutout - marked the worst effort by the Cubs this season and, a (2-4) road trip.
Chicago has scored fewer runs (95) than runs allowed (96). And that has everything to do with the offense – not the pitching.
Respectfully speaking, this isn’t a game you tip your cap to Doug Davis. The Cubs lineup was brutal. Two hits and two men in scoring position all afternoon against a guy who threw 116 pitches in seven innings – plate discipline was non existent.
And while Aramis’ return should help, it means little if the guys around him – Lee, Bradley and Soto – can’t hit.