The Cubs' struggles continued with a series loss in Milwaukee, the White Sox couldn't keep the Mariners off the board in the first home series of the year and the Blackhawks wrapped up the season. Here are some of the Chicago sports stories you may have missed from the weekend.
The Cubs snapped a six-game losing streak with a 14-8 win in Milwaukee on Saturday, but still lost the series with a 4-2 loss on Sunday.
Theo Epstein shouldered some of the blame for the team's slow start. Jon Lester provided some perspective on the Cubs' early pitching woes. The Cubs are also not making a big deal out of Kris Bryant's early slump.
Javy Baez and Anthony Rizzo talked about blocking out the negativity that comes with a 2-7 record and dealing with the, as Baez put it, "bullcrap."
The White Sox won the home opener against the Mariners 10-8 on Friday, but the bats couldn't keep up the rest of the series. The Mariners scored 29 runs in the three-game series and took two out of three.
Meanwhile, Tim Anderson was absolutely on fire all weekend, going 10-for-13 at the plate, and Daniel Palka is confident his season-opening slump will end soon. Also, Yoan Moncada is off to a hot start in 2019, but the White Sox are saying they never stopped believing in him.
The Blackhawks finished the 2018-19 season with a 5-2 loss to Nashville on Saturday. They finished the season with a 36-34-12 record, The team's 84 points was good for 10th best in the Western Conference.
The Blackhawks struggled defensively throughout the season. One way to fix that would be to possess the puck more. Would that be enough?
The group remains optimistic about the future despite going through a "lost season."