The Chicago Cubs are one of the worst teams in baseball. Yup, I said it. They’re clearly not as talented as other teams in the league and there’s not much that can be done about it right now. So, how are they supposed to compete? It’s simple. Offensively, they need better ABs, they need to attack the strike zone from the mound, and they need to make the plays that are supposed to be made in the field. You do those things and you’re in a much better position to win. The Milwaukee Brewers are in town as the Cubs have their home opener today. How can they take advantage of the Brewers missing some of their best hitters? Simple- work the count and get into hitters counts.
The Brewers pitching staff isn’t exactly overpowering. If the Cubs work the count, show some patience, they can get into hitters counts and do some damage. If they walk more, they can score more. The Cubs are striking out WAY to often and part of the problem is guys are trying to do WAY too much. A single here and a walk there puts a TON of pressure on the opposing pitching staff. Base runners lead to more runs, and more runs lead to win.
This team isn’t going to have 40 home run hitters and it’s time for certain hitters to stop acting like they will be. Home runs come when you do the small things at the plate and the Cubs don’t do enough of it.
So, if they want to take advantage of a mediocre pitching staff like the Brewers have, show some patience and good things will happen.