They were 48-33 last season and that was the worst of it, especially having gone 57-24 the year before and 49-32 in 2015.
Ivan Nova will take the hill for the third time of the campaign, hoping to rebound from a rough outing.
Barnes (0-1), who was filling in for injured closer Corey Knebel, was charged with four runs, two earned.
Chicago (5-4) has struggled at times to produce offensively but scored 20 runs in the four-game series against the Brewers. The 26-year old right-fielder had a very quiet 2017 season, hitting only 11 homers with 35 RBI's in 108 games.
The Cubs bench was all smiles after the homer.
Chicago is the last major league team to hold its home opener. The Cubs closed out a 5-4 trip with a 3-0 win at Milwaukee on Sunday. Chatwood is 0-0 in two career starts against Pittsburgh with a 1.50 ERA. Unfortunately, they fell flat on their faces by losing three of their four games against the Chicago Cubs and going 2-5 on their homestand.
Over on the Cubs' side, they're fresh off a set versus the Brewers. "Justin Spillman is one of the better young groundskeepers in baseball and used the water procedure too".
Seattle didn't manage a hit against Twins starter Jose Berrios (1-1) through three innings.
Jeremy Crafton and son, Lane, from Indianapolis, had tickets yesterday and spent the night in Chicago to make today's game. My biggest thing with him is that I want him to do less before games.
Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo was out of the starting lineup when it was announced Monday. Dodger fans (of course) got into it on Opening Day and you know there would've been at least one if Detroit's Opening Day didn't get canceled. The Cubs hit only one ball out of the infield during the winning rally.
Nova was hit hard in his latest start, and the Pirates are swinging the bats well.
"It's probably one of the worst games to go out there and not have your stuff and kind of give it up", said Davies, the Brewers' leader previous year in victories (17), starts (33) and innings (191 1/3).
But cold weather or not, the Pirates will look to stay hot.