It was ugly, but it was just one series. I don’t think Strop, Montgomery and Edwards are going to end the season with a combined 54.00 ERA.
I’m far more concerned about Darvish. He’s only started 9 games and has only managed 3 Quality Starts in those 9 games.
I know he’s not the same pitcher since the TJS, but he was 19/31 in 2017 and 11/17 in 2016, but now he’s turned into Edwin Jackson. The guy needs to start getting the ball over the plate and eating some innings.
This was a scary over/under scenario my brother (also a Cub fan) approached me with about Darvish yesterday. Total wins by Yu Darvish as a Cub when its all said and done--he chose twenty as the over/under point. I would guess under if I had to at this point.
It'll get better, the question is how much. Unrealistic to believe everyone's gonna bounce back, but regression to the mean for most of the pitching staff will probably happen. Most concerning to me is still Yu.