The Chicago Cubs have had some good luck with rain delays lately. This time it wasn’t as good to them. The Cubs continued to struggle in the first inning as they allowed four in the first and seven in the first two in the 10-2 loss.
The Chicago Cubs Brett Anderson had been getting the job done, but it wasn’t always pretty. On Monday night he didn’t get it done–and it wasn’t pretty. Anderson allowed seven runs–much of it in a heavy rain during the first inning–as the Cubs dropped the opener to the Philadelphia Phillies, 10-2. The starters have now allowed 32 first-inning runs in 25 games.
It was double elimination week on Dancing with the Stars, and many felt David Ross‘ time was coming to an end. But just like being down 3-1 in the World Series, there’s no quit. Ross survived the double elimination and advanced to the top five finalists. Maybe there are some thanks to be given to the rain gods?
The opening month of the season showed plenty of inconsistency for the Cubs. From inconsistent starting pitching to leaving too many runners in scoring position. But the thing to remember is it’s only May 2. It’s tough when they aren’t playing like they did last year, but it doesn’t mean this team is a lost cause. We just need to be patient as they work things out.
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘Cubs fall to Phils in blowout’ – MLB.com
‘Ross survives cut, advances to top five’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Cubs opening month full of inconsistency’ – Cubbies Crib
‘How does this year’s team stack up to the ’16 version?’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Cubs may get a pitching boost from Cease’ – Cubbies Crib