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By the numbers: Chris Volstad's winless streak

August 19, 2012

Starting pitcher Chris Volstad might be one of the few reasons the Cubs get noticed between now and the end of the season—and not in a good way. With the Cubs' loss to Cincinnati on Sunday, the major-league teams for which Volstad has pitched (the Cubs and Florida Marlins) have lost 24 straight games. Some of the staggering numbers in this dubious streak:

July 17, 2011

The last time the team for which Volstad started, Florida in this case, won a game. Strangely enough, it came against the Cubs.

July 10, 2011

The last time Volstad recorded a win in one of his starts. He surrendered three earned runs in seven innings against Houston.

.275

The opponents' batting average during Volstad's winless streak.

0-14

Volstad's personal win-loss record during the skid, including 0-9 this season.

3-5

Volstad's record in 12 starts for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs this season. He turned in a 5.17 ERA in those appearances.

0

Starts this season in which Volstad has allowed fewer than two earned runs. In fact, he's allowed at least three earned runs in every start but one.

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