Dexter Fowler was injured on June 18th.
The Cubs beat the Pirates the next day to go to 47-20.
From that point on, they are 5-13, with 4 of those wins coming against the Reds.
They've lost a series to the Cards, Marlins, Mets, and Reds since Fowler got hurt.
Last night we saw Contreras, Almora, Candelario, Patton, all playing instead of Soler, Fowler, Coghlan, Ross, Richard, etc.
Oh by the way, the Cubs are going to play 24 games, in 24 days. Meaning, zero rest, with a banged up roster. We've seen Rizzo sit a couple games, Bryant come out of a couple games, Hammel leave a start, Lester and Arrieta have rough outings. Ross on the DL, etc. It's a rough stretch. It happens, every year, to every team. EVERY team is going to lose 60+ games per year, even the Elite teams.
Get to the break. Get some rest. Get Fowler, Soler, Ross, Richard, back. Bring up Joe Nathan to help the pen. Then we have about 2 weeks before the trade deadline in which Theo will add a player or two to deepen the roster even further.
Make no mistake, I HATE losing games. Especially to the Reds and Braves. I HATE it. But it happens. Just like my Lakers used to lose to the Charlotte Bobcats in seasons where we'd win the Championship. It happens.