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Can the Cubs Just Play Good Teams Every Game?

Losing sucks. Losing to bad teams really sucks. Losing to a bad division rival is a Dyson vacuum that is proven to never lose suction.

The Cubs still hold MLB’s best record, though it’s hard for anyone to feel good about dropping two of three to the Brew Crew. Truth be told, it would be nice if that’s all we were dealing with here. Overall, the Cubs hold a .682 winning percentage against lesser foes (although that’s technically every team at this point). But, Evan, that still equates to 110 wins on the season.

Sure, but Thursday’s defeat marked the Cubs’ fifth in the last eight games. It was also their seventh overall at the hands of sub-.500 teams and their fifth in the last seven games they’ve played against losing squads. That’s not good, man. We live in a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world, and what’s been happening lately has cast a pall over the party.

It’s enough to have more than a couple people throwing out the word “slump,” though I think that’s a bit much. The Cubs had won eight straight, including sweeps of Washington and Pittsburgh, heading into this down stretch and still sit at a very robust 17 games over .500. …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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