Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (7/6/24): Angels 7, Cubs 0 – Cubs Blanked by Halos

The Cubs’ brief spurt of good play came to an end Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field with a 7-0 defeat at the hands of the Angels. Kyle Hendricks was ineffective early before leaving with back tightness after two innings and the offense was completely baffled by veteran lefty Tyler Anderson.

Los Angeles scored on Hendricks in each of the first two innings with a bases-loaded hit by pitch and an RBI single by Keston Hiura. Colten Brewer took over for the injured Cubs starter in the 3rd and made a costly throwing error on a comebacker that could’ve been a double play. That mistake eventually led to three runs and a 5-0 advantage for the Angels.

Chicago’s lineup would do absolutely nothing on Saturday, collecting a total of four singles. There was very little drama in this contest with Los Angeles eventually cruising to an easy win. (Box score)

Key Moment

The Cubs didn’t even have a defining moment in this game, they were behind immediately and never mounted any kind of offensive threat.

Why the Cubs Lost

The pitching wasn’t great but not getting a runner into scoring position until the bottom of the 9th was the bigger problem.

Stats That Matter

  • Hendricks was on the injured list with a similar back problem earlier in the season, but it’s too early to know the severity of this issue.
  • Nico Hoerner had two of the four Cubs hits on Saturday.

Bottom Line

It really feels like the Cubs just aren’t capable of stringing together any kind of winning streak at all. That complete lack of consistency is probably going to lead to a lot more losses.

On Deck

The series wraps up Sunday at 1:20pm CT. Hayden Wesneski takes on José Soriano in a game airing on Marquee and 670 The Score.

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