What it means: With a loss to a hot home team, the Cubs are now just 10-27 on the road and 24-46 overall, the worst winning percentage in baseball (.343).
Outside the box: As the Cubs offense continues to struggle, the possibility of an Anthony Rizzo call-up looms. Rizzo can be added to the roster on Saturday without the Cubs starting his free agent clock this season.
What’s next: The series continues tomorrow with the Cubs’ Paul Maholm (4-5, 4.88 ERA) opposing the Diamondbacks’ Ian Kennedy (5-7, 4.13 ERA). Game time is 9:10 CT.