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 Posted: Thu May 11th, 2017 01:35 am
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The Chicago Cubs looked like anything but the defending World Series champions on Tuesday following a 10-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies in the opener of a doubleheader.

It was Chicago's 16th loss of the season, and it sparked some testy feelings from veteran catcher Miguel Montero, who said the Cubs need to "wake up."

"The reality is, we can't take anything for granted, and right now, I feel like we do," Montero told Jesse Rogers of ESPN after the Game 1 loss. "Honestly, we're just not playing at our highest level. We have to shake it up, wake up. This will be a good wake-up call for us. We either come to play the right way or we're going to have a short season."

The loss was Chicago's fourth in a row, although the losing streak later ended thanks to an 8-1 victory in the second game of the twin bill. Even though the split gives the Cubs a chance to win their first series since April 24-26 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montero was obviously upset, which was warranted, considering the Cubs sit third in the National League Central and didn't lose their 16th game until June 5 last season.

"I think we played sloppy today," Montero added on Tuesday. "We've been playing sloppy. We all did. Simple as that. We have to change that."