Chicago Cubs: June set the groundwork for July and August

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The Chicago Cubs June wasn’t all that bad. But to be honest, it wasn’t that great either. When looking at the numbers, you have to believe if the Cubs can hang in there they’ll be alright.

If you’re a Chicago Cubs‘ fan, you are very aware of the phrase “June swoon.” It’s what many Cubs fans will refer to when talking about when a season fell apart. This June wasn’t exactly pretty for the Cubs. They say their World Series hero in Kyle Schwarber sent down to Triple-A Iowa. They also lost Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist to the disabled list. And on top of that, they had a brief scare with Kris Bryant. But it could be worse.

The Cubs played over .500 ball in June–although they have been hovering around it all season. The Cubs finished 15-13, and we’ll pretend we haven’t seen the game from today. This is all about the month of June. Some of the numbers the Cubs put up are encouraging, as a few players are trending upward. But it doesn’t mean they all are.

Let’s be honest, though. This division is a dumpster fire. The Milwaukee Brewers have a three-game lead–with a 44-39 record. The Cubs are holding on to second place in the Central by the slimmest of margins. But that very well could be enough as they try and find an identity, something I don’t think the Brewers have either.