The Chicago Cubs lost their Opening Day game to the Pittsburgh Pirates by a final score of 5-3. It was a tough way to begin the year because they are already one of those “question mark” teams. They have a very talented roster but not a lot of people know what to expect based on the way they played in 2020. Their superstars didn’t have good offensive years last season and now they are looking to get things right in 2021.
Opening Day was tough this year for the Chicago Cubs as they try to have a big year.
It is a season with question marks largely due to the status of their stars. Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, and Kris Bryant are all playing on the final year of their deals. They were all subpar in 2020 and didn’t show up well in this game. They combined to go 1 for 10 which isn’t a great start. It makes it worse is that the one hit by Anthony was one of two hits by the teams as a whole. They clearly need them to contribute offense in order to succeed.