Chicago Cubs struggle at the plate, lose to the Colorado Rockies

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The Chicago Cubs got a home run from Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, but that’s all they got as they lost 11-2. Yu Darvish once again struggled and he failed to go five innings.

With the wind blowing out, it seemed like the Chicago Cubs would have a good day of it. But that wasn’t the case, yesterday or today. Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado hit a two-run shot in the first, and that was all they would need from there to coast to an 11-2 victory. The offense was a bit of a concern, but the biggest issue was that of Yu Darvish.

Darvish once again struggled, allowing three home runs and six runs (five earned) in his 4 1/3 innings of work. Often he shook off to the cut fastball from the fastball–but either way, it wasn’t a good thing. He did strike out eight in his 4 1/3–but it was all for not.

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Arenado hit two home runs today, as well as Trevor Story and Chris Iannetta. While the Rockies were popping, the Cubs were not. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant were 3-for-8 with two home runs.

The rest of the club? 0-for-23 with eight strikeouts. Needless to say, the Cubs need to move on from this series.

The Cubs were miffed the last two games and we’ll need the day off to set their minds for the St. Louis series. It will be a tough set for the Cubs, and it will also be a close one as they battle for first-place.

Jose Quintana (3-1, 5.74) will face off against Miles Mikolas (3-0, 3.27).

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The Cubs played a two-game set against the Redbirds, splitting the two games. This one will be a three-game set in St. Louis before the Cubs will come back to Chicago. The Cubs will need to win two out of three if they hope to be in first place at the end of the weekend.