Chicago Cubs News: Russell’s three RBI day help topple the Nats
The Chicago Cubs never quit as that was evidenced by their hard fought win over the Nationals on Sunday. A back and forth game ended in the Cubs favor thanks to three RBIs from Addison Russell.
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This is the joy of this year’s Chicago Cubs. The starting pitching has been exceptional. And on days that it isn’t quite as sharp? They still find a way to get the job done.Kris Bryant
said “wind be damned” with a home run on a blustery day and Addison Russell had a clutch hit to lift the Cubs to an 8-5 win on Saturday. StarterJason Hammel
looked mortal, but still sports just a 1.85 ERA after allowing three runs in five innings of work. The Cubs will now look to sweep the NL’s second-best team with their aceJake Arrieta
taking the mound.
As the Cubs offseason progressed, much of the talk was how Jorge Soler and Javier Baez would come off the bench for them when they could be starters anywhere else. You didn’t hear Tommy La Stella‘s name mentioned very often, but you’re hearing it now. La Stella is off to a hot start and is giving Joe Maddon another option off the bench. It’s just an embarrassment of riches for Joe these days.
On this Mother’s Day, everyone shows their appreciation for what they have done–and baseball players aren’t any different. Mom’s were there to get them to practice, pick them up, to cheer them on and more. So while you celebrate with your mom and this Mother’s Day, see what some players have to say about their importance in their lives.
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘MLB players pay tribute for Mother’s Day’ – MLB.com
‘Russell’s double helps lift Cubs to 8-5 victory’ – Cubbies Crib
‘La Stella adding to the Cubs’ already impressive depth’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Bartolo Colon gets his first career HR—at 42’ – ESPN
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