Chicago Cubs: Keep an eye out for the missing Cubs’ offense

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Wake me up when August ends

Yes, the Cubs are 10-7 in August. Over the past 10 days, the team is 5-4. The record would typically not stand out in any significant way. However it is mind-blowing, considering in the nine-game stretch with a winning record, the offense has somehow figured out how to average a porous 2.55 runs per game.

Going back to July, the Cubs batted, as a team, .268/.348/.418 with 25 home runs and 115 RBI. They recorded a team wOBA of .332 and a wRC+ of 106. Overall, the month’s production helped them finish with a 5.1 WAR.

It has been a completely different tune this month. The collective slash line has dropped all the way to .242/.305/.374 with a .293 wOBA and a pathetic 80 wRC+. Talk about a complete 360. Through the first few weeks of the month as well, the Cubs have only posted a 1.0 WAR. Something has to change.