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Chicago Cubs News: Offense lackluster again in opener against the Mets

Jun 12, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher John Lackey (41) reacts after giving up a solo home run to New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 12, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher John Lackey (41) reacts after giving up a solo home run to New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /
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Stop me if you’ve heard this, but the Chicago Cubs offense struggled again. It was more of the same as the Cubs managed just one run in a 6-1 loss to the Mets.

The Chicago Cubs need to–HAVE TO–find that spark plug to get this offense going soon. John Lackey wasn’t impressive either, allowing three more home runs to the Mets in his five innings of work. Addison Russell‘s solo home run in the seventh was the lone run on just five hits. The Cubs did walk four times but also hit into four double plays that allowed Jacob deGrom to go the distance in the win.

The Cubs had two late first-round picks in Monday’s MLB Draft and used both to try and bolster their pitching. They selected Brendon Little out of North Carolina and Alex Lange out of LSU. The Cubs didn’t have a first-round pick in last years draft, and this is the first pitcher taken with their first pick since Hayden Simpson in the 2010 Draft.

If you’re not a fan of Carl Edwards for whatever reason, you should be. Our Erik Mauro considers him to be one of his favorite current Cubs, and his story of how he got to where he is will only make you want to pull for him more. Edwards has overcome more than what most people know about, and you can’t help but what to cheer for the guy.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Cubs scorecards filled with 4-6-3’s in loss’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs take pitchers with both 1st round picks’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Why Edwards is one of my favorite Cubs’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Maddon remains consistent in his approach’ – Cubbies Crib

‘The leadoff spot a glaring weakness for the Cubs’ – Cubbies Crib

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