Early I highlighted how the Cubs had a winning record with the original 5 starters. that is still in tact, as the Cubs are 29-27 with that group. This is despite injuries to hitters like Byrd, Soto, and Barney, and an injury to key bullpen guy Kerry Wood. It would obviously be considerably better with these guys all year.
The Cubs have not won a game since then with a replacement starter, as they still only have 4 wins. Now there are 21 losses to go with that.
It's a shame! We had a good team going and would be solidly in contention right now. By next week we will have both Wood and Byrd back, and will only be waiting on Cashner.