Schwarber teases fans with his potential
You don’t get too many games like this. So you enjoy it for a little bit and then move on. For theChicago Cubs
, that’sJoe Maddon
‘s M.O. anyhow, but 17 runs? That had to be a fun clubhouse.Kyle Schwarber
‘s stay may be brief, but he’s already making the best of it. Four hits–three of them rockets–and two RBIs make for an impressive “debut”. I’m disregarding the previous night’s at-bat. It’ doesn’t count. But it was nice ofMiguel Montero
to get him in there. *See below
But aside from the offense, the Cubs needed to see something out of Tsuyoshi Wada, and they absolutely did. Seven innings of shutout baseball gives Maddon confidence in continuing to run him out there every fifth day. More importantly he helped give the bullpen a much needed “night off”, only needing to cover two innings.
I couldn’t help but to have a little fun with the Montero ejection the other night, as it was just too perfect an opportunity. Although the article is clear, it is a satire post, so I don’t want anyone taking things out of context. But it’s a good read for a laugh, so please be sure to check it out.
The Cardinals were finally slowed a bit as the Cubs were able to gain a game as the Twins defeated them 3-1. Even with injuries, and now and FBI investigation, the Cards have continued their winning ways. With the Pirates winning now as well, there will be no “days off” for the Cubs. Every day is going to be a battle to make the playoffs.
These stories and more that you might have missed
‘Schwarber sparks Cubs in blowout win of Indians’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Montero shows leadership in being tossed intentionally’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Twins top the Cards behind Milone’s strong start’ – Puckett’s Pond