It’s tough for the worst big league teams to reach 100 losses in a season, even for a team as bad as the Cubs.
One month ago, however, it appeared a certainty the Cubs would hit triple digits in the loss column. Surprisingly, that’s no longer the case given Chicago has managed a (20-21) record since the All Star break.
How that’s possible despite the lack of clutch hitting and a major league worst 110 fielding errors, I don’t know? But it does little to soften the blow for a team still destined for 90-plus losses.
Chicago (57-76) is likely to manage six more wins over its next 29-games to avoid the embarrassment of 100 defeats. Avoiding the big nine-oh is another matter, one which requires the Cubs to play .500 baseball the rest of the way.
That’s an ugly forecast considering the Cubs have dropped seven of its last eight games and have 17 road contests vs. 12 home dates on the remaining schedule.
No matter how you slice it, 90 or 100 losses, whichever it may be, it’s been a terribly disappointing season. So much so that our attention is on the number of losses more so than the number of wins, which is never a good thing.
That said, I’m predicting 94 losses for the Cubs. Whoopie.