Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 5/28/12
The Pirates obliterated the Cubs yesterday 10-4, to complete a three game sweep. The Cubs have dropped 21 straight, and are tied with the Twins for the worst record in baseball at 15-32. There's really no singular person to blame. The Cubs have only scored 33 runs over the 12 game skid, and have allowed 69. Chicago's top offensive player all season, first baseman Brian LaHair, is falling back to earth. His OPS has fallen nearly 200 points during the streak, and he has just one extra base hit (a homer in the first game of the streak) over that time. The 3/33 stretch he's in has led to a .091 batting average, and he's struck out 12 times. When you combine his struggles with the overall mediocrity of the team, it's no surprise that the Cubs are struggling. It's going to be a long year in Chicago. Game of the Day: Reds 7, Rockies 5. Now, why did I go with this game? It doesn't appear to extraordinary on the surface. Well, the Reds are red hot (no pun intended), winning eight out of nin...
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