5/22 Abbreviated outings

James Russell is the seventh Cubs starting pitcher since 1910 to fail to get through five innings in five consecutive games started.  The others:

Hank Borowy (1948)

Bob Chipman (1949)

Dick Drott (1959-1960)

Dave Hillman (1957)

Glen Hobbie (1963)

Geoff Zahn (1975)

Note: Zahn is the only Cubs starter since 1910 to have a streak longer than five.  He failed to get through five in six consecutive starts in 1975. Thanks to Cubs historian Ed Hartig for the info.

– Carrie Muskat

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