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While Chicago can’t buy a hit, Kyle Schwarber is on a historic tear for the Nationals and it has Cubs fans in their feelings.
It’s been an incredible week for Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber.
The 28-year-old is doing historic things at the plate over the last five games, hitting eight home runs in 22 at-bats.
Two more came on Thursday as Washington beat the Marlins, 7-3. That’s now three multi-home run games in five for Schwarber.
Nationals fans are ecstatic about their on-fire batter and nine wins in their last 10 games.
Meanwhile, Cubs fans are not taking it well.
Cubs fans can’t believe they let go of now-red-hot Kyle Schwarber
Chicago decided to let Schwarber walk after a decidedly difficult 2020 campaign when he batted .188/.308/.393.
He looks entirely rejuvenated now with the Nationals, batting .240/.325/.519 with 21 home runs already.
Cubs fans on Twitter couldn’t help but be sad watching him thrive while their bats have fallen silent. Schwarber’s eight home runs in the last five days is the second-best stretch in MLB history.
Kyle Schwarber’s game log has seen him hit 8 homers in the last 5 days
Some Cubs fans are happy to see Kyle Schwarber thriving
Other fans really want management to admit their mistake.
The comparison between Schwarber’s recent run and the Cubs’ struggling offense cut for many.
The Cubs are in second place in the NL Central with a 41-33 record. They have lost six of their last 10 games. It hasn’t all been bad, but they’ve been just lacking enough for Schwarber’s absence to be noted.
The Nationals are riding this run from Schwarber. They’ve won five games in a row and sit second in the NL East. They’re still 3.5 games behind the Mets, but that gap has closed considerably. They’ll try to keep it going as their series with the Marlins continues.
It might stay tough for the Cubs as they face a road series against the reigning World Series champion Dodgers.