The Chicago Cubs had quite a disappointing series against the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend.
The Pirates came in and took three out of four from their National League Central division rivals at Wrigley Field.
As a result, the Cubs fell to fourth place in the division with a 7-9 record, three games back of the division-leading St. Louis Cardinals.
Interestingly though, despite their series loss, the Cubs managed to outscore the Pirates by a total of 17 runs.
This was almost certainly because of their 21-run outburst on Saturday and the fact that in each of the games Pittsburgh won, they only scored four runs.
Quite the series for the Cubs. They drop 3 of 4 at home to the Pirates but still outscore them by 17.
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) April 24, 2022
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This is rare to see.
Teams don’t normally outscore their opponents in a series by this much and still manage to drop three out of four.
The fact of that matter is that the Cubs just didn’t take care of business, with the exception of Saturday’s absolute drubbing.
Sometimes, baseball can just be a little weird.
It can’t be explained or broken down half the time.
It just plays itself out and sometimes it can be totally weird and unexpected.
That’s just the nature of the game.
It’s almost impossible to pick it apart and get into all the nitty gritty pieces of it.
It’s a good thing for the Cubs that they were at least able to win one game in the series.
But how does a team outscore its opponent in a series and still lose three out of four, you ask?
Again, it’s baseball.
It can’t be picked apart.
The game can just be a little drunk sometimes.