Enhanced Box Score: Tigers 2, Cubs 1 - August 21, 2018

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Enhanced Box Score: Tigers 2, Cubs 1 – August 21, 2018

Chicago Cubs

You know, some day we’re going to look back on this stretch where the Cubs hit a single solo homer in 43 straight games and we’re gonna laugh, and laugh …

In all seriousness, it’s pretty unfathomable as it is: five straight games where the Cubs scored just a single run on a solo home run. How? Just how?

It’s not just bad luck or flukes or whatever. The at bats of so many Cubs hitters right now just look like garbage. Swinging through very hittable pitches in hitters counts. Swinging at terrible pitches. Taking meatballs. It’s like every bad version of a swing or don’t swing you can think of, the Cubs are doing it.

It won’t last forever. It just won’t. But enduring this for NEARLY 50 STRAIGHT INNINGS is just intolerable. It’s almost like the Cubs really needed to go out and trade for a bat

Kyle Hendricks was great once again, and even the two runs he gave up in the first inning were more on the defense and BABIP gods than on him. Not that it mattered.

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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.