4 disgusting Cubs statistics that will make any fan physically ill

The Chicago Cubs are playing sloppy baseball, and these four statistics prove it in a painful way.
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3. Cubs have tallied 17 blown saves (tied for 2nd-worst in MLB)

The Cubs bullpen can take a large share of the blame this year, as the team has blown 17 save of 36 save opportunities. This stat can, in part, be blamed on bad luck, as closer Adbert Alzolay went down with a season-threatening forearm issue in May. Before hitting the injured list, Alzolay, who was likely pitching with a damaged arm, blew five saves in April and May, exceeding his season total of 3 from a year ago.

In addition to Alzolay, set-up men Julian Merryweather and Yency Almonte have also missed significant time, with the latter suffering a recent setback in his recovery. The Cubs' lone free agent addition to the bullpen last offseason was 35-year-old Hector Neris, who despite remaining healthy has proven to be completely untrustworthy of ninth-inning duties. He has allowed traffic on the bases in all but four of his outings this year, blown four saves and failed to step up as a lockdown closer.

If this team hopes to compete, finding a real closing pitcher is a must-have, among other upgrades like power hitting and a starting catcher.