The Cubs will have the worst record in the NL come the end of this 10-game road trip. And that’s acknowledging Houston’s upcoming homestand against St. Louis and Atlanta.
With just 19 quality starts, the fewest in baseball, and a .170 average with RISP over its last eight games, the Cubs have dropped five straight, fallen 10-games below .500 and remain only percentage points ahead of of Houston in the Central’s basement.
The formality of the standings is all that keeps it from being official…Chicago is the National League’s weakest competition.
Although the Cubs and Astros are tied with 23-wins, Houston’s 36-losses are three more than the Cubs’ 33 defeats, which is sure to increase over the next week.
After wrapping up Sunday’s three-game finale in St. Louis, Chicago departs for a three-game set in Cincinnati before heading east to face Philadelphia in a four-game series.
The Reds have consistently dominated Chicago through the early part of the season, and Philly’s stellar pitching is certain to feast on the Cubs’ inability to score in the clutch, or at all.
Winning three games during this trip will be a stretch for Chicago, let alone, enough to keep up with god-awful Houston.
We know the Cubs are swimming with the fishes, but come June 13th it’s official– Ricketts’ boys are the biggest losers in the National League.