The Chicago Cubs dropped a third-straight game Friday. Meanwhile, the team’s search for starting pitching could lead them to an unlikely partner.
It’s been a see-saw, back-and-forth kind of season for the Chicago Cubs. After dropping six-straight, the team turned around and reeled off five-straight wins. Now, after another loss to the Colorado Rockies, the club owns a three-game skid that erased most of the gains made earlier in the week.
In Friday’s loss, the offense struggled again. Going 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, the club managed a measly three hits in the game. Meanwhile, Seth Frankoff made his big league debut, taking the loss in the matinee contest.
Looking ahead to the final two games of the series, Chicago (30-30) sends Eddie Butler to the mound Saturday. The right-hander seeks his fourth win of the season against his former club. In the finale Sunday, Jake Arrieta takes the ball as he looks to continue his recent strong performance.
Outside of the game itself, the trade deadline is quickly approaching. Six weeks or so from now, the trade rumors will start flying. One of our newest writers thinks a former adversary, the New York Mets, could be a potential fit to address the pitching issues facing the champs.
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The Cubs and Rockies play game three of their four-game set Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. First pitch is at 1:20 p.m. CT.