Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

It was another of those Edwin Jackson starts that you’d just like to stop seeing him make. Jackson couldn’t get through five innings today, as he got hit a bit too much early, and the Cubs’ offense didn’t make up the difference.

Speaking of that offense, when the middle of the order produces like it did today – including three homers – you’d like to see a heck of a lot more than four runs on the board. Part of the problem today? The leadoff man, whose OBP dipped below .270 after the game, went 0-4 with two strikeouts. I know Junior Lake has speed, and I know there aren’t great alternatives in the leadoff spot, but that’s just not a place that makes sense for him.

In any event, that’s not why the Cubs lost. I’m just sayin’.

Also just sayin’? This …

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