With 5 games shy of the midway point in the season for the Chicago Cubs, they have showed signs, that they are not the same team from last year. Their Cy Young awarded winning pitcher, Jake Arrieta, continues to struggle ballooning his era to 4.69 after last nights game. He has allowed 4 or more runs in his last 7 starts. It was a struggle last night, as he and catcher Miguel Montero, allowed the National to stealing 7 bases in the first 4 innings of the game. There is tension in the Cubs club house, as Montero calling out Arrieta, as being slow to the plate and not giving him enough time to throw runner out. Montero has stress his issues before, including last year, when he expressed his concerns about the use of him and closer Aromas Chapman. Stay tune this could get worst.
Starting Nine: Cubs have more than a basestealing problem; Mets have more injuries
The Nationals swiped seven bases over four innings in their win over the Cubs. – source