The Cubs don't have much going for them as their season winds down.
After losing for the 98th time Friday, tying the most single-season losses since 2000, they have one less point of optimisim. But not because of the loss. Second baseman Darwin Barney's major league record tying 141 games without an error streak ended Friday on a play in the 8th inning.
It was the last chance Barney would make in the game, leaving him one out short of the record, held by Placido Polanco.
The Cubs head into Saturday evening's game in Arizona at 59-98. They'll need to win four of their last five games - two more with the Diamondbacks, and a three-game series in Chicago with the Astros - to avoid the 100-loss mark.