The Chicago Cubs offense went cold again as former Cubs starter Scott Feldman shut them down. He took a no-hitter into the sixth, but the Reds still got the shutout with a 5-0 win.
Well, it happened again. One day after the Chicago Cubs had us thinking maybe they were at the “turning point,” they get shutout by the last-place Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were held hitless until the sixth and had very few threats on offense. Mike Montgomery gave a solid effort, one that in most cases would be an acceptable performance. But once again the Cubs bats were quiet as they fell to the Reds in the opener.
The Cubs had an incredible season last year. And apparently, with that, it wiped the memories of fans clean as they’ve become terrible fans. After years of losing–a lot of losing–fans are stuck in the past. This season is over. Sell. Get some of this, some of that. It’s time to start looking to the future–not the past–for solutions. The Cubs are still in the hunt for the division. And to hear people say “it won’t matter, they won’t go far in the playoffs.” Really, was that your concern before? No. You were happy if they made them. Deep breath, folks.
We looked at where some of the Cubs’ were at in their rehab, and many are nearing a return from the DL. And in the case of Kyle Schwarber–who isn’t injured–he’s showing progress. From Ben Zobrist to Jason Heyward, we take a look at where they’re at and when they might be returning to the Cubs. They’re missing some important pieces, and they could be what they need to make a push in the second half.
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