Pederson talks Cubs' struggles: It's not fun 'when you're sucking'
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This wasn't the start Joc Pederson was expecting when he joined the Chicago Cubs.

Both Pederson and the Cubs have struggled to hit in the early stages of this season, and it's got the outfielder feeling more than a little blue.

"It's not very much fun when you're sucking and losing," Pederson said, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago. "But you have to get back to the process," he added.

Through their first 15 games this season, the Cubs sit last in the NL Central and sport a minus-23 run differential that ranks last in the majors. They're also 30th in batting average (.192), while their 28.2% strikeout rate is the worst among National League clubs.

Pederson, who signed a one-year deal with Chicago after spending several years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, owns a .536 OPS with just seven hits and one home run in 57 plate appearances. His regular-season struggles started after a red-hot spring performance that saw him hit eight homers in 18 Cactus League games.

The entire Cubs outfield has been a major source of the team's struggles, having combined for the league's second-worst production at the position, ahead of only the rebuilding Texas Rangers.

After losing a series to the Atlanta Braves over the weekend, Chicago will look to right its ship against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field.

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