Following an 0-6 west coast road trip, the Cubs are returning home for an early June ten game home stand. The Cubs are 25-27, and 2.5 games back of the Brewers in the NL Central.  For the 2016 World Series Champions, things have not gone according to plan, and now would be a better time than ever to turn things around. The home stand begins when the rival Cardinals come to town and with the Cubs 1.5 games behind St. Louis, suddenly giving this three-game series a lot of meaning. Following the Cardinals series, the Cubs continue their home stand with a three-game set against the Marlins then a four-game set against the Rockies.

While the Cubs pitching has been underwhelming of late, even from ace Jon Lester, the Cubs biggest issue has been their inability to drive in runs. The Cubs scored a total of nine runs in their past six games.  Getting on base has not been the problem as it seems every inning the Cubs fail to capitalize with runners on bases.  It is time to turn things around, but the last thing needed is for the Cubs to press. Turning things around can be as simple as laying down a bunt, drawing a walk or a having sac fly. Just look at how the Cubs turned things around in the 2016 NLCS after being shutout two games in a row…

The Cubs are lucky to be only 2.5 games down in the Central considering how poorly they have played.  Nothing about this Cubs team has dramatically changed to force fans to hit the panic button. Yes, it is frustrating to watch a team with so much talent under perform to the level the Cubs have, but this team has too much talent not to turn things around. They do not have to win 100 games again. Making the playoffs is all it takes. Playoff baseball is all about getting hot at the right time. So, unless the Cubs are in poor position to make the postseason, there is no reason to panic.

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