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The number of the least: Depressing stats tell story of the Cubs season

  • Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija. (Getty Images)
Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija. (Getty Images)
June 04, 2012|RedEye

There's no good way to put it: The 2012 Cubs are bad. Worst-in-baseball bad.

Of course, we knew this was coming. Cubs President Theo Epstein is reshaping the organization—and the growing pains were expected.

But to see the season playing out as poorly as it is might have even taken longtime Cubs pessimists by surprise.

Here are some numbers associated with the season to forget.

18-36

The Cubs' record this season.

11

The Cubs' current losing streak on the road.

12

The Cubs' longest losing streak of the season.

1954

The last time the Cubs have had a road losing streak as long as this current one.

16

Number of games—of their last 19—that the Cubs have lost.

1

The Cubs rank of the 16 NL teams in stolen bases allowed.

14

The Cubs rank of the 16 NL teams in runs scored.

14

The Cubs rank of the 16 NL teams in RBIs.

14

The Cubs rank of the 16 NL teams in walks.

14

The Cubs rank of the 16 NL teams in on-base percentage.

14

The Cubs rank of the 16 NL teams in combined pitchers' ERA.

16

The Cubs rank of the 16 NL teams in saves.

Source: mlb.com

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