5 key takeaways from the Chicago Cubs series against the Atlanta Braves

The Cubs are struggling mightily to start the season [image via Jholtgrewe/Wikimedia Commons]
The Cubs are struggling mightily to start the season [image via Jholtgrewe/Wikimedia Commons]

The Cubs have now dropped five straight games and have looked about as bad as a team can look in doing so

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Yu Darvish is still broken

All the talk after Darvish's first start was that he simply wasn't focusing well enough. On Thursday night, the $126 million man lasted just four innings, allowing five hits, four walks and and three runs. He only struck out two. Even more concerning than his lack of control once again was that his velocity is still down and he's having issues putting hitters away. That was a problem last year, before he went on the DL. So is he hurt, or just not effective anymore. It's one or the other.

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Carl Edwards should be Iowa bound

Speaking of broken...Carl Edwards appears completely lost right now. The reliever made his third appearance of the season and his second appearance without recording an out. He walked two, allowed two runs and had a wild pitch. In those three appearances, he's allowed two hits, five walks, five runs, and struck out just one batter in one official inning of work. He needs to go down and work on things because he's a total disaster on the major league level.

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