Chicago Cubs were completely embarrassed at Yankee StadiumVincent Pariseon June 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Over this past weekend, the Chicago Cubs played at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees for the first time since 2014. During that series eight years ago, the Cubs were swept out of town.

History repeated itself this time around as the Yankees swept the Cubs once again. It was actually an incredibly embarrassing series for Chicago’s National League squad. This team is not good but the Yankees made them look like the worst team in the league.

In the first game on Friday, the Cubs kept the Yankees close. In fact, the Yankees defeated them in extra innings by a final score of 2-1. It was a close 1-1 game for a very long time. There were even moments where the Cubs looked like they could win but they never did.

The second and third games of the series, however, were complete blowouts. In game two, the Cubs allowed Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton to lead a slugfest. They combined for three home runs and the Yankees won the game by a final score of 8-0.

If you don’t think it could get any worse, it can. The Yankees completed the sweep by winning 18-4. The New York offense exploded once again but the home run ball wasn’t as prevalent. The Yankees just managed to have 17 hits.

It got so bad that the Cubs used Frank Schwindel on the mound again. This seems to be happening a lot. He gave up a home run but the Cubs would apparently rather that than use bullpen arms in a meaningless blowout.

The Chicago Cubs did not have a good time against the New York Yankees.

This was the first time that the Chicago Cubs face Anthony Rizzo since trading him away in 2021. He had himself a very nice series. He didn’t impact the game much in the first game but few hitters did for either side. He went 0-4 with a walk and a hit by pitch.

Saturday and Sunday sure were good performances for him though. He went 1-4 with a home run in the Saturday game. He then went 2-6 with two hits, two runs scored, and an RBI in the Sunday game as the Yankees clobbered the Cubs.

Trading Rizzo was hard but it was necessary when it happened. It was strange to see him playing against the Cubs but that is the business of baseball sometimes. They have a long way to go before they are good again.

So where do the Cubs go after a pathetic embarrassment like that? Well, they just need to keep working on their future. It is going to take a while but some nice pieces are in place. They start a brand new series on Monday against the San Diego Padres.

An old friend is on the mound for San Diego in Yu Darvish as he will face Justin Steele. The Cubs played them hard last time and will be looking to do so again. This should be a very entertaining series. Anything will be better than the Yankees series.

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