The Cubs fell to the Pirates on Wednesday as they continue to show that they are in the MLB’s basement when it comes to wins and talent. The team has taken a significant drop-off since years past that saw them at least be a contender. This latest loss against a rising Pirates team brings their record to just 40-57 on the season. The Final in Pittsburgh was 3-2 in favor of the Buccos.
The Cubs got just 5 hits in the game, which was the same amount of hits the Pirates got. One of their hits was even a homerun by Rizzo who hit his 5th dinger of the season Wednesday. The Cubs even held a lead most of the game as they began the game getting a run in the top of the 1st and scored another run in the 3rd to go up 2-1. It was not until the fifth that Pirates bats really got going and they tied the game before taking the lead in the 6th. The loss for the Pirates was credited to Cubs’ pitcher Dempster who is now 5-5 this season. More troubling for the Cubs was the fact that their road record dropped to a jaw-dropping 16-36 mark.