Cubs Home Futility Continues
- Updated: August 13, 2013
The Chicago Cubs have played well recently on the road, but home has been another story. The Cubs 2-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night was the third time in a row that they have been shut out at home.
Monday night’s futility included 12 Cubs going down by strike out and only six hits. The Cubs had only one extra base hit in the game, a Donnie Murphy double. They didn’t get a hit until there were two outs in the fifth inning.
“It’s funny. We’re scoring in bigger parks and stuff on the road and we can’t seem to muster up anything at home,” manager Dale Sveum said after the game. “We have no slugging percentage at home right now.”
The last time the Cubs were shut out three times in a row at home was almost 80 years ago. August of 1924 to be exact. They have won only one of their last ten home games and have logged over 300 innings this season without scoring a run.
It may not get any better offensively for the Cubs tonight as Homer “No-Hit” Bailey will be on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds.