The Chicago Cubs were stymied by Cincinnati Reds’ start Tyler Mahle, who held the Cubs to just one hit over six innings.
The Chicago Cubs had no answers for the Cincinnati Reds as they managed just two hits the entire game. For a team that had so many thinking positive, it’s turned the other way after only five games. Tyler Chatwood allowed six walks but managed to hang in there allowing just one run over six innings. He’ll need to tighten things up in his next start, but it was the second-best effort of any of the five starters. The Cubs are 2-3–but remember–it’s only five games.
The Cubs have been bitten by the strikeout bug this season, but the power this team has is still there. It might not be the that of the Stanton/Judge/Sanchez of the Yankees, but it should still be a feared lineup. That is if they can hit the ball. The Cubs are struggling to score runs, shutout for the second time in consecutive games. But the Cubs bats will come around, hopefully, sooner than later.
The Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber worked hard this offseason to reshape his body. It was, in part, to add some quickness to his defense and a quicker first step in baserunning. One thing is certain; it didn’t take away from his power. Schwarber has shown off the power stroke twice this season, while also taking some walks along the way. We’ll have to see how much this transformation helps his overall game.
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