Enhanced Box Score: Padres 10, Cubs 6 - August 5, 2018

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Enhanced Box Score: Padres 10, Cubs 6 – August 5, 2018

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You ever notice how the Cubs never, ever, ever win on dress-up getaway days? It turns ever fun theme – dress like Pedro Strop today – into a funeral march. Sigh.

I’ll rarely call a four-game series split anything worse than a bummer, because taking three of four – by a good team, even against a bad team – is a winning percentage you just don’t see over a full season, so most of the time, you can’t expect it in a single series.

Rare, but not never: this series was a total crapshow to split. The Cubs were at home, facing a terrible team that had been playing terribly. Yes, the Cubs are banged up and missing some key players, but this is simply not a series you can split with a hotter-than-hell Brewers club breathing down your neck. (Thanks for not blowing the game twice today, by the way, Rockies.)

So much of the game today was garbage, and the Cubs were actually kinda fortunate to score six and even be in a position to come back in the late innings. I’m stewing, man.

And I’m also seeing this one as the manifestation of a lot of numbers-behind-the-numbers that we’ve been seeing and fearing for a long time.

Full box score.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.