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

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A strange anomaly

The statistics previously mentioned taking into account the outliers which have occurred in this stretch of games. For instance, in the middle of this sample size, the team did burst out for eight runs in a victory against the division rival Milwaukee Brewers.

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The four-game weekend set which concluded Sunday against another division rival, Pittsburgh Pirates, saw an extraordinary occurrence. In a first-time statistic, the Chicago Cubs scored a run all via a solo home run in four straight games. That’s right, four games, four solo home runs, four runs. What makes this stat more phenomenal is that they split the series with the Pirates, scoring back-to-back 1-0 victories.

Two of those solo home runs belong to Kyle Schwarber. The others belonged to Ian Happ and Ben Zobrist, respectively.

Nonetheless, at the beginning of the weekend, if a betting man would have taken the odds that three guys would account for literally all of the offense over four games, his odds would have been pretty high. Unfortunately, it is how baseball sometimes goes.