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Cubs End 4-Game Skid, Defeat Rockies 7-5

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Cubs End 4-Game Skid, Defeat Rockies 7-5

Chicago Cubs (31-31) have had themselves one weird rollercoaster of a week. The week began with the Cubs riding a hot streak that led to a 6-game win streak and by the end, they found themselves in another long losing streak. Sunday afternoon, the Cubs bats came alive and ended their 4-game skid with a 7-5 win over the Rockies.


The Cubs badly needed something to be excited about on Sunday and needed to end this ugly losing skid before it got out of hands.

Arrieta pitched a scoreless 1st to get the game started early. Why is this significant? This Cubs team has the second worst 1st inning earn run average (7.55), only behind the San Diego Padres (7.88).

Lead-off man, Jon Jay started the offense off with a single. Kris Bryant followed the trend with a single himself. Anthony Rizzo smoked a ball to right field for a double, scoring Jay. Ben Zobrist launched a ball to the right field bleacher for the first home run of the day. Cubs with a commanding 4-0 lead early.

“Not so fast,” said the first place Rockies. Former Cub and current Cubs killer, Dj LeMahieu walked with the bases loaded in the fifth, scoring Tony Wolters. Arrieta strikeouts Carlos Gonzalez and then gets thrown out for arguing the call. Mark Reynolds hit and RBI single to left fielder Zobrist. Arrieta gets pulled after 4 1/3 innings. Ian Desmond hit a grounder up the middle to center field, scoring both Charlie Blackmon and LeMahieu. End of the fifth inning, game tied at 4.

Bottom of the sixth, Addison Russell, and Kyle Schwarber go back-to-back with solo home runs and putting the Cubs up by 2 runs.

Bottom of the eighth, Miguel Montero hit a solo home run center for some insurance for the team.

Despite giving up a quick run, Wade Davis and the Cubs were able to survive the ninth and end their 4-game skid. Wade Davis earned his 13th save of the season.


The Chicago Cubs fans base and people around the team notice their 31-31 record and all have mixed emotions about it. Some are more pessimistic due to the Cubs’ long history of losing while other are optimistic that the talent on the team. They also feel strong that if the team needs something, Theo Epstein will make sure to go out and get it.

Ben Zobrist spoke about the season and the losing to the media Sunday afternoon.

Next Series

The Cubs head east for a 6-game road trip. It begins with 3-games in New York verse the second place Mets and then moves to Pittsburgh for another 3-games against the last place Pirates. Both series will be a test for this Cubs team as they haven’t been clicking the same way they did last season.

Monday, the Cubs kick things off against the Mets. New York is coming off a series win against the Atlanta Braves and are trying to overcome Washington’s big lead in the East. The Mets have Jacob DeGrom, Zach Wheeler, and Matt Harvey in place to start during this series. The Cubs have John Lackey, Jon Lester and recent addition to the starting five, Mike Montgomery all scheduled to start. All 3 are looking for a bounce back start after going winless and lasting less than seven innings.

June could be a big month for the Cubs especially if they get rolling during this next road trip.