The Cubs loss was even worse, when you consider a .237 lifetime hitter Rod Barajas delivered the game-winning RBI. It is a shame when the Cubs can’t score one lousy run for Dempster, whose 2.14 ERA is fourth best in the majors.
Cubs have scored 155 runs, but have allowed 202 runs giving them a -47 for the season. Only the Twins with a -76 are worse.
Cubs have not won more than two games in a row all season and have not won two in a row since April 24 and 25 wins over the Cardinals.
ESPN.com shows the Cubs having a 1.2 percent chance of going to the playoffs in 2012.
Cubs had not lost more than one in a row in May until the current 10 game losing streak. They had a 6 game losing streak in April, so their two longest winning streaks have given the Cubs 16 of their 30 losses.
All we can do now is look for the Cubs to win 15 in a row to get back to .500 baseball, but thay may be easier said than done.
4 of the next 5 games have opposing starters with losing records, so you can put those 4 wins on the board.
Ex-White Sox starter Eric Stults now pitching for San Diego will be going against Samardzija on Tuesday. That game should be a toss up, Samardzija and Stults both have winning records.
Runs scored by Cubs in each game of 10 game losing streak starting with game 1 and labeling each game 1-10.
One - 6
Two - 2
Three - 7
Four - 2
Five - 4
Six - 0
Seven - 4
Eight - 1
Nine - 1
Ten - 0
Cubs at least scored 21 runs in first 5 games of losing streak and 6 in the last 5 games. Opponents have outscored 52 runs in the streak so far, with the Cubs scoring 27 runs.
MLB.com makes it easy to track each Cubs player during the 10 game losing streak, since they post 10 game stats for each player.
Darwin Barney .314
Tony Campana .190
Starlin Castro .250
David DeJesus .310
Bryan LaHair .089.....1 home run, 1 RBI, 2-29
Alfonso Soriano .306....Hit all 4 of his home runs this season during the losing streak.
These were only players who played in all ten games of losing streak.
Travis Wood leads the Cubs in batting average at .750, hit 2 doubles in 4 at-bats, while Geovany Soto hit 2 doubles in 93 at-bats. Wood is slugging 1.250 and has an OPS of 2.000, both numbers being best on the Cubs.