Through seven Chicago Cubs games …
Jon Lester has a 7.84 ERA through two starts.
Jason Hammel (4.50), Travis Wood (5.79), and Kyle Hendricks (10.38) also have elevated ERAs through their first start.
Jake Arrieta has started twice and looked great … but the Cubs lost one of those games.
Anthony Rizzo has no extra-base hits.
Jason Hammel (292) has the highest wRC+ on the team.
In 6 at bats, Welington Castillo has as many hits (2) as Miguel Montero and David Ross have combined in 21 at bats.
Anthony Rizzo, Chris Coghlan, and Jorge Soler are the only Cubs regulars with above-average offensive numbers by wRC+.
Kris Bryant is in Iowa.
The Cubs’ BABIP is .239, lowest in the National League, and second lowest in baseball.
The Cubs’ BABIP allowed is .347, highest in baseball.
Despite all of that, the Cubs are 4-3. I could make an argument that things are actually looking pretty bright going forward.
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