Chicago Cubs Pitching Both a Strength and Weakness in Opening Road Trip

April 12, 2010 by  

With their first road trip of the season in the books, the Cubs have a 2-4 record.

The good news is that the Cubs could easily be 5-1 right now if a handful of innings had gone a little differently. The bad news is that the Cubs were denied that 5-1 record because of those innings.

I think it is safe to say that, although the team's first week of games had its share of ups and downs, the poor play has outweighed the good and is at the forefront of Cubs fans' minds.

The performance of the bullpen was a key concern for the Cubs coming into the season.

Beyond that, it was thought that the rotation would need to step up in and eat some innings in order to reduce the exposure of the Cubs' young bullpen.

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