Chicago Cubs go into weekend on extremely low noteVincent Pariseon June 3, 2022 at 9:38 pm

The Chicago Cubs certainly looked cool with their Wrigleyville jerseys on Friday but they didn’t play very cool. They allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to absolutely dismantle them at Wrigley Field. The Cubs got out to a 3-0 lead and then the Cardinals went off to win 14-5.

Marcus Stroman made the start for the Cubs in this one. He was good in the first inning as the Cardinals didn’t get anything. He was even spotted three runs after that but it all went downhill from there.

Stroman allowed nine runs on ten hits. He walked one, gave up a home run, and struck out seven. It was certainly his worst performance in a Chicago Cubs uniform. Those 4.0 innings are not what the Chicago Cubs are paying him all that money for.

One player who does deserve a lot of resect is Patrick Wisdom. To be honest, he is very average at a lot of things. However, he is elite at one particular part of baseball and that is hitting home runs. He is among the league leaders since the start of the 2021 season.

This home run was a three run shot (his 12th of the season) and it accounted for those three runs that the Cubs earned in the first inning. From there, the offense didn’t do much more as Frank Schwindel and Patrick Wisdom each added another RBI for the five total runs.

Things did not go very well for the Chicago Cubs on Friday afternoon at Wrigley.

The Cubs used Mark Leiter Jr. on the mound for the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth innings and he didnd’t do amazing. He gave up three runs on three hits and walked two. Finally, in the ninth inning, David Ross thought it would be cute to let Frank Schwindel pitch.

It was anything but cute as he gave up an addition two runs on two hits (both home runs). It was a fun day for the St. Louis Cardinals as they were able to embarrass their biggest rivals at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs go through a few games where they play well and then put up complete duds like this on a regular basis. They aren’t just bad. They are very very bad. It might not be long before the once thought of as the worst team in the league Cincninnati Reds pass them. Going into the weekend like this is just a terrible look.

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