Good morning and happy Monday, friends.
It's been over a week since the Cubs got a win following the one-game stop in Baltimore and the three-game sweep in New York. That's now six straight losses for a slumping Cubs team, capped by back-to-back tough-to-stomach losses to the Yankees in which the Cubs had a combined minus-22 run differential.
Things won't get any easier this week. To start the homestand, the Cubs welcome the Padres to Wrigley Field for a four-game set. San Diego has won seven of its last 10 games and is currently just a half-game back of the Dodgers in the National League West. Then, the Braves, the hottest team in baseball currently riding an 11-game winning streak, visit the North Side for three games.
We'll have plenty of coverage to come from those series. So before that, let's do a quick recap of some of things that happened over the last week. Here are my Monday morning Cubs thoughts for June 13.