The Chicago Cubs have had a lead in five of their first six games. They are 1-5.
There was a whole lot of deja vu in this one. The Cubs got out to an early lead. Ryan Dempster started out shaky, but then turned it on. He was mostly excellent, save for a two-run homer in the seventh. (Most days, if your starting pitcher holds the other team to just two runs through 6.2 innings, you’re probably going to win. Unless “you” are the 2012 Cubs, that is.)
The offense was virtually non-existent, again, and a couple attempted rallies came up short. Marlon Byrd’s early season struggles continue. Massively. He’s got just one hit this year, and that one came on Opening Day.
It wasn’t all deja vu, though…