The Chicago Cubs haven’t always taken advantage of the wind when it’s there. They did in the finale against the Colorado Rockies as they hit four home runs in a 7-5 victory.
The Chicago Cubs got off to an early start against the Colorado Rockies but needed the offense again late to pick up a win to salvage the series. Addison Russell and Kyle Schwarber hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning to help recover from the four-run lead they had already blown. Jake Arrieta pitched better, but a rough fifth inning hurt his line as he allowed four runs while failing to go five innings.
With Russell’s off the field issues, the opportunity for Javier Baez is there. He’s moved past his early season struggles and seems to be finding his way in the field and at the plate. With Russell and his situation, Baez has a chance to put himself in a better position as the season progresses. It’s not about taking at-bats from Russell as much as it is guaranteeing himself more as the season goes on.
For Kris Bryant, the success has been there from the start. But this recent stretch the Cubs have played has marked the “lowest point” since he’s been in Chicago. Now, that has to be taken in context. Things have been about as good as they could be since Bryant arrived. But there’s no sugarcoating the fact the team has struggled. Let’s hope this is as bad as it gets for Bryant.
These stories and more that you might have missed:
‘Early offense sparks Cubs win over Rockies’ – Cubbies Crib
‘With Russell’s situation, Baez has a great opportunity’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Yanks Judge crushes longest HR of ’17’ – MLB.com
‘Bryant calls this “lowest point” since joining Cubs’ – Cubbies Crib