All six games the Cubs have played this season have been decided by three or fewer runs, including Wednesday’s 2-1 loss against Milwaukee.
On one hand it speaks to the Cubs solid starting pitching. On the other, it’s remarkable games have stayed so close with Chicago’s bullpen ranked dead last in the National League.
But it unquestionably shines light on how punch-less the offense has been thus far. The Cubs have scored 19 total runs–right at three per game–with a .221 team batting average and .140 mark with RISP.
In fact, Milwaukee felt so confident they could outslug the Cubs this afternoon they rested three regulars–Ryan Braun, Corey Hart & Jonathan Lucroy. And it worked thanks to backup catcher George Kottaras’ messily two-run homer.