Pittsburgh Pirates Score 10 Runs in First Inning Against Chicago Cubs

The World Series Hangover has been in full effect for the Chicago Cubs. Of course, it is common for defending champs to have trouble living up to expectations after taking home a World Series, but this case with the Chicago Cubs is much longer than many anticipated.

Yesterday, the struggles continued as the Pittsburgh Pirates totaled 10 runs in the first inning of the contest. Yes, you read that right.

This rout came at the hands of starting pitcher Jon Lester. While he gave up a total of 10 runs in this first inning, only four were earned which really embodies this clubs season so far.

The 10 runs only came at six hits, three walks and also two home runs; one of which was a grand slam by Pirates Catcher Francisco Cervelli. This one swing of the bat brought the score to 9-0. Andrew McCutchen followed that long ball up by a solo shot which set the score at 10-0 where Lester would soon exit the game.

Chicago would go on to lose this game 14-3, leaving them at 43-45 on the year and sitting at second place in the NL Central.

cubbiescrib.com

Pretty much everything that has gone wrong for the Cubs has happened this year. While they have had their struggles in the field, it really comes down to hitting. Kyle Schwarber and Ben Zobrist, who were two of the leaders in last year’s World Series run, have plummeted this season. Schwarber started out the season hitting only .177 and was even sent down to the minors to get back on track.

Javier Baez has totaled an on base percentage below .300 and Jayson Hayward is hitting .251. Perhaps one of the only bright spots for the Chicago Cubs is Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo had a very slow start but has turned things aroundrecently.

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • This is what Lebron James Had to Say About Kyrie Irving Trade Reports

    Regardless of what does happen to Kyrie Irving amidst all these trade rumors, LeBron James has made it clear that he is anything but anxious to see his star point guard depart from Cleveland for the first time in his career. James took to social media after being relatively quiet throughout this entire process. He...

    Read More
  • Report: Oklahoma City Thunder and Carmelo Anthony Have ‘Mutual Interest’’

    The trade rumors continue to swirl around 10-time MVP, Carmelo Anthony. As reported by HBO’s Bill Simmons, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Anthony have a ‘mutual interest.’ According to Simmons, both parties are currently ‘circling each other.’ This offseason, Anthony has been the epicenter of trade talks. There have been rumors that teams such as...

    Read More
  • Jordan Spieth Takes Home The Open Championship

    Jordan Spieth is the 2017 champion golfer of the year as he wins the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. To think that he has been a professional for only five years and then to compare that to his track record is beyond impressive. The 23-year-old made a ferocious run late on the back nine to...

    Read More
  • Michael Vick Apologizes for Comments on Colin Kaepernick’s Hair

    Earlier this week, former NFL quarterback, Michael Vick appeared on “The Herd.” During his time on the show, he commented on the dilemma that is Colin Kaepernick: "[Kaepernick not being on a team] has nothing to do with him being blackballed. The gesture that he made last year when he took the stand to do...

    Read More
  • Arizona Diamondbacks Acquire J.D. Martinez from Detroit Tigers

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have added yet another slugger to their lineup by adding outfielder J.D. Martinez. While the majority of trade rumors start as reports and then finalized contracts follow, this trade came together very quickly and was confirmed yesterday evening. https://twitter.com/DetroitTigersPR/status/887441862029697024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbssports.com%2Fmlb%2Fnews%2Fmlb-trade-diamondbacks-add-a-big-bat-acquire-j-d-martinez-from-tigers%2F While Martinez has not played the entire year due to a foot injury...

    Read More
  • Washington Redskins and Kirk Cousins Unable to Agree on Contract

    The franchise tag deadline was yesterday and the Washington Redskins and their starting quarterback, Kirk Cousins, were unable to reach a deal. While it started as a simple negotiation as any normal contract does, it has elevated to a whole other level. It even seems that both sides here are not on good terms as...

    Read More