You hope this performance disappears with April, never to be seen again in 2009.
Cubs follow up their worst effort of the season in Arizona by registering more errors (3) than runs scored (2) on Thursday.
Failing to make the routine play is fast becoming the Cubs’ Achilles heel: errant throws on defense coupled with an abundant lack of situational hitting sums up Chicago’s (10-11) record to this point.
Three starters – Lee, Bradley and Miles – are hitting below .200. Only one batter, Bradley, drew a walk and, just five runners reached scoring position all night – none scoring, of course.
Thankfully, it’s still early in the season and the Cubs are too talented offensively not to start hitting. But, they’re digging a grave by continuously wasting quality outings by the starting pitchers.