Chicago Cubs-New York Mets Preview: April 19-22

April 19, 2010 by  

So much for home cooking.

The Cubs (5-7) started off their first homestand of the 2010 season in strong fashion, just missing out on a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Then the one-win Houston Astros came to town and did just enough to take two of three from a punchless Cubs squad.

While it’s not time to panic, I wouldn’t smack you over the top of the head for being worried.

Team defense—fifth-worst in baseball with 11 errors—and the bullpen (5.59 ERA) have been a major letdown the first two weeks, and the offense (27 runs in 12 games) has been anything but spectacular.

The bright spot, without question, is the starting pitching. Cubs starters have combined to go...

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