5/11 Extra bases

* The Cubs have made 30 errors, most in the Major Leagues, and they have led to 19 unearned runs, tied with the Astros for most in the Majors. The Cubs also have committed an error in a season-high seven straight games for the first time since a nine game stretch, July 9-20, 2011.

Cubs pitchers have made eight errors. The Diamondbacks as a team have combined for eight errors.

* So far, 33 of the Cubs’ 35 games (94 percent) have been decided by four runs or less, and 28 of those games (80 percent) have been determined by three runs or less. More than half of the Cubs losses have been by two runs or less.

* Anthony Rizzo is tied for the NL lead and tied for third in the Majors with 19 extra-base hits. The Cubs’ 117 extra base hits lead the NL.

— Carrie Muskat

1 Comment

Errors are KILLING us! How many games have been lost just by errors alone? Maybe the pitchers need to let the ball go by them and count on their infielders to make the play. Better than botching the play themselves.

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