Cubs Cold Vs. White Sox bats on a shitty night at Wrigley Field – NBC Chicago

The cubs are cold again on a shitty night in Wrigley originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The weather for Tuesday’s crosstown series opener at Wrigley Field was terrible for baseball

the CubsThe ability to do a lot against the White Sox wasn’t much better.

The White Sox beat the Cubs 3-1, the difference being a pair of unearned runs by the Sox in the second inning.

“I couldn’t do anything really offensively,” manager David Ross said. “Tough conditions. They had a few things to do at the start. A tough battle after that.”

Tough conditions, sure, but Tuesday was the fifth time in seven games the Cubs have scored just one point. They scored six goals Wednesday against the Braves and two against the Brewers on Sunday.

Their only run on Tuesday came on a double from Nico Hoerner down the left field line, putting two runners in scoring position with two outs for Yan Gomes, who struck out — one of 12 on the night for the Cubs.

The Cubs bullpen was rock solid on a night Drew Smyly was scratched from his start after go to the mourners list pregame.

Scott Effross made his first career start, followed by Keegan Thompson, Michael Rucker, Mychal Givens and Chris Martin. They allowed one combined run and seven hits in nine innings.

“The whole group pitched really well, gave us a chance to win,” Ross said of the bullpen.

But the story remains of a Cubs roster that, in the current 3-10 streak, went three-pointers or under 10 times — one of the few exceptions being a 21-point outburst against the Pirates.

It’s an ongoing problem and will remain so until Nick Madrigal, Frank Schwindel, Seiya Suzuki and others get back on track.

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Lance B. Holton