Chicago Cubs: Is this offense really that bad?

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Jul 27, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday evening, the Chicago Cubs only managed two runs in a 7-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. The Cubs offensive woes continue and this team has now lost four of their last five games. The Cubs bats have been relatively silent for the majority of the season. However, on Monday evening, the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 9-8 in a dramatic come-from-behind victory that ended with a walk-off homer by Kris Bryant in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Chicago Cubs hitters scored nine runs on ten hits and finished five for nine with runners in scoring position. The hope was that Monday’s result would jump-start an offense that desperately needs to get back into a rhythm. However, the Cubs offense struggled again last night against a team that is twelve games below .500.  Despite an overflow of young position talent, the Chicago Cubs have struggled this season offensively. With the trade deadline approaching, the Cubs front office has an opportunity to add firepower to an offense that ranks towards the bottom of the league in many significant batting categories.

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