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Cubs Extend Losing Streak

By Todd McClamroch in News on May 9, 2006 4:59PM

The folks over at Rivalfish should think about making a t-shirt showing the entire National League eating the Cubs alive as they continue to struggle on the road. Last night the Cubs lost their seventh game in a row.

Their last victory came a week ago when they earned a 2-1 win against the Pirates. Since then they have lost one to the Pirates, two to the Diamondbacks and four to the Padres. In those seven games they were shutout three times and outscored a combined 36 runs to 8. The only positive that can be taken out of this losing streak is that in the last two games they were able to score multiple runs, something they did not do in their previous five losses.

The Cubs hope to change their luck tonight as they move into the Bay Area to take on the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs will be sending Rich Hill (0-1) to the mound tonight and be praying he can improve on his experience last week against the Diamondbacks in which he gave up five runs in just four innings pitched. The Cubs badly need to find a way to win before returning home on Friday when they will be matched up with the Padres who will be bringing their brooms, looking for another sweep.