It’s been a frustrating week of Cubs baseball.
While the starting pitching was brilliant the offense was anemic.
Chicago squandered a plethora of scoring opportunities with RISP against Atlanta and Cincinnati.
As a result, four of the last five games lasted into extra frames, and four of those contests were decided by a single run.
This also spelled a heavy work load for the bullpen, which was the deciding factor in the Cubs 3-2 record over this span.
Meanwhile, Milton Bradley pulled up lame with a sore calf muscle. Mike Fontenot made two costly fielding miscues at third, and Carlos Zambrano made the announcement he’s retiring once his contract expires in 2012.
For certain, there’s much to be concerned about as a Cubs fan.