Friday, June 14, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, June 14, 2024 -- "The Cubs"


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The Cubs have lost six games when leading after six innings, as they did last night. That’s tied for eighth-worst in baseball. Their .793 winning percentage when leading after six is eighth-worst. The Cubs are seventh-worst in runs allowed in the last three innings. Their relievers have the second-most losses in baseball, with 18, and the Cubs’ bullpen is one of four with more losses than saves.