The Chicago Cubs, who once were the biggest threat to the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central division, have fallen to eight games back (entering play on Friday, September 22) and are currently closer to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the standings than the Brewers. They do have a half game lead over the Cincinnati Reds for second place in the division, but are tied with the Miami Marlins for the final Wild Card spot.
Their lackluster performances have resulted in an 8-12 record in September in which they additionally have accumulated just one win over their last eight games. This led to manager David Ross dropping a four letter expletive in a recent press conference when addressing the teams poor performance.
Chicago Cubs manager David Ross drops a four letter word in explanation for his teams poor performance.
“There’s sh—all over the place that we can point to. Its time to put up wins. No excuses.”
“When things aren’t going your way, you have to turn it. You have to make things happen. You have to pay attention to details.”
David Ross’ quotes from above came after the Cubs dropped their fourth series in a row with the most recent one coming against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was not pleased with losing to them and put the blame on himself and the players.
“That’s not a good team that just took 2 out of 3 from us. Or not our caliber of team I believe. We have to turn it around. Its on me. Its on the guys in the room.”
Prior to losing two out of three games to the Pirates the Cubs lost two series to the Arizona Diamondbacks and one to the Colorado Rockies. Their next test is the Rockies again. They then finish out the season by traveling to Atlanta and Milwaukee.
If the Cubs do want to make the post season they will need to turn things around very quickly.
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