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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we like to keep things brief on the principle that it makes us appear wise. We don’t always, but we like to.

The Cubs have now managed to lose four consecutive series and haven’t looked particularly good during that period, except for a game here and there, and there are people out jostling for elbow room on the ledge. A person could hardly be blamed for supposing that Saturday’s game was an aberration, given the silent bat treatment the Cubs have displayed in the bulk of their contests so far.

The understaffed Braves delivered the TKO Sunday night in an execrable display made worse by the abysmal telecast.

Six games left to the homestand. Do the Cubs (6-9) get off the canvas against the Mets (7-4)? These and other questions remain unanswered. Jake Arrieta (3-1, 2.18) and shoulda-been-a-Cub Taijuan Walker (0-0, 2.61) are scheduled to start.

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