The Chicago Cubs were 9-1 in their last 10 games, including a seven-game winning streak, coming into tonight’s game in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, their bats went cold tonight and they were unable to extend the streak.
Hayden Wesneski did his part, putting up a quality start by giving up just two runs over six innings. Normally, that would be enough to get a win. The Cubs’ offense was only able to generate two hits and never seriously threatened to score until the 9th.
The Cubs came into the 9th down 3-0. After two walks to lead off the inning, the Cubs scratched out a run, but that would be all they could manage as they lose the first game of this three-game series. (Box Score)
Why the Cubs Lost
Two hits will rarely earn a win.
Eye on the Future
- Wesneski was solid once again: 6.0 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, 6 K, 1 BB
- Not much to note tonight except the lack of offense in a hitter-friendly park.
The Cubs are playing this season out, hoping for a couple more wins to end on a positive note. Their record in the 2nd half is now 38-30, so no matter what happens they will finish with an above .500 record since the All-Star break.