The Chicago Cubs took the rubber match of a three-game set in St. Louis Thursday and will now head north to Wisconsin to take on the Milwaukee Brewers.
Just three games into the 2017 campaign and new leadoff man is already leaving his mark on the Chicago Cubs’ offense. Kyle Schwarber delivered a clutch, three-run home run late Thursday, leading his team to a big series finale win against St. Louis.
The atypical leadoff hitter carries a .300/.500/.700 line through the first three games. Although he lacks the speed one often associates with a top-of-the-order bat, he brings other intangibles to the game.
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His plate discipline and raw power spell the end of pitchers laying get-ahead fastballs in the zone to open a game.
With their first series win under their belts, the Cubs continue the road trip Friday. In Milwaukee, Joe Maddon‘s club takes on the Brewers, who have a lot of young talent on the rise.
Still, these series are ones the Cubs are supposed to win as division favorites. Why? Because no team has more young talent than Chicago.
One of those young talents – outfielder Albert Almora. He showed exactly why he is so valuable in the St. Louis series with his defense. Along with Jason Heyward, the pair represent one of the best defensive duos in all of baseball.
So, without further ado, here’s a look at your Cubs news.
“Heyward, Almora growing together in the outfield” – Cubbies Crib
“Cubs, Brewers ready to do battle at Miller Park” – Cubbies Crib
“VIDEO: SCHWARBERRRRRR! Kyle Schwarber just crushed a three-run homer” – Bleacher Nation
“Breaking down the Cubs’ top prospects entering 2017” -Cubbies Crib
“Arrieta, Lester switch spots in rotation” – Cubbies Crib