Chicago Cubs struggling last few times through rotation

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Chicago Cubs: Just a bump in the road

And finally, Jose Quintana rounds out our struggling starters. Quintana actually had a strong start in his May 21 start against the Philadelphia Phillies, as he allowed just two hits and no runs over six innings. But pitch count drove him from the game that the Cubs would go on to win.

Baseball is a game where everything has to be working in unison to be a successful team. The offense hasn’t slowed, even with the injury to Kris Bryant and the absence of Ben Zobrist to personal leave. But the starters struggle, it puts the onus on the bullpen. It’s a trickledown effect that the Cubs need to get sorted out, and soon.

Next. Bryant needs to be ready to go. dark

The positive is that only one team in the Central is over .500 in their last 10, and that’s the Reds who are in last place at 26-29. But we don’t need to tempt the other teams and give them the impression they can catch us.

The Cubs need to get it back on track. The offense is waiting; the pitching needs to catch up.