The Chicago Cubs’ rough patch continued with a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, while David Ross‘ journey on Dancing with the Stars continued.
For those of you hoping the start of a new week would bring an end to the Chicago Cubs’ struggles, think again.
Trailing just 4-3 heading into the eighth, the Cubs’ pen allowed a pair of late runs, putting the game out of reach and sending Chicago to a sub-.500 record for just the third time since Joe Maddon took over as manager.
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Veteran John Lackey struggled early, serving up four runs over his first three innings of work. Still, he gutted his way through six innings, ending his outing with three-straight scoreless frames. Of the seven hits he allowed, three left the ballpark.
Offensively, the Cubs struck out 11 times, going 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position on the night. The highlight was probably in the first inning, when Kyle Schwarber led off with a perfect bunt down the third base line.
Dancing, bullpen worries
The Cubs’ bullpen allowed a run for a fourth-straight night late, continuing a trend that has more than a handful of fans upset early-on.
Off the diamond, David Ross and Lindsay Arnold did their part to distract from the team’s struggles. Dancing a jive to a song from the upcoming ‘Cars 3’, the pair were as animated as ever. TeamLadyAndTheGramp also avoided elimination for another week, meaning they’ll continue in the competition.
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