After Monday’s win against the Reds Joe Maddon came out and said that he is concerned with the defense.
Joe stated that the Cubs need to tighten up and defense, because right now they have been making too many mistakes. The one thing I’m worried about is when we play in a meaningful game and we make an error that could cost us the game. The Cubs have been making too many bad throws and letting too many balls get past them in the infield. I hope they can tighten it up during this home stand. It also does not help that one of their best defenders, Addison Russell, is on the DL.
Addison Russell is not expected to be back on this home stand, which is not good for the Cubs defense.
Willson Contreras is continuing to get better and hopes to be back in 3-4 weeks.