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Scoring Runs

The only outcome stat for an offense is runs scored.  There are many stats the help describe inputs to how many runs a team will score, but in the end, all the only outcome that matters is how many runs you score per game. 

The cubs currently rank 14th in the NL in runs per game. 

The question is what's contributing to this anemic result. None of the traditional stats, nor new stats really shine a light on the problem:

Stat: NL Rank

BA: 7th

HR: 7th

SLG: 8th

SO: 8th

OB%: 9th

OPS: 10th

BB: 12th

SB: 13th

GDP: 14th

None of these stats, save one, is as bad as the Cubs RPG.  Can grounding into double plays and/or lack of stolen bases really have this dramatic an effect on runs scored?  Granted, the Cubs don't do anything particularly well offensively this year, but they don't do anything as poorly as scoring runs. 

Any explanations? 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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