There’s no reason for over-reaction to the Cubs (1-4) start less than a week into a marathon long season.
However, there’s plenty of reason to be concerned with the Cubs shaky bullpen after five games.
Chicago’s ‘pen is sporting an (0-3) record with an unflattering 7.24 ERA.
In 13.2 innings of work they’ve allowed 11 earned runs on 16 hits, one home run and 12 walks vs. nine strikeouts. Obviously, that’s extremely concerning.
To make matters worse, the two go-to-guys, Carlos Marmol & Kerry Wood, have accounted for six earned runs and three blown saves.