For the first time in a while, all MLB teams opened up on the same day. The Chicago Cubs were lucky enough to go first, and Ian Happ didn’t disappoint.
The Chicago Cubs were the first to open op the season against the Miami Marlins on Thursday. There were high hopes for the Cubs, and in the end, they didn’t disappoint. Cubs new leadoff man Ian Happ wasted no time as he took the first pitch out of the park, and the Cubs were off and running. Anthony Rizzo hit his first of the season, and so did Kyle Schwarber. Unfortunately, Schwarber had some misplays in the field. But he’s a work in progress.
But the bullpen was on-point, not surrendering a run to the Marlins as the Cubs went on to win, 8-4. While the start wasn’t what Jon Lester was looking for, the bullpen held it together and helped get the win. The Cubs will go tonight against these same Marlins with Kyle Hendricks on the hill.
Maybe before the Cubs play, it’s always good to take stock of things. Like the temperature of Lake Michigan. Cubs’ blogger Michael Cerami decided to put himself on the line. He said if Happ started the game with a home run, he’d jump in Lake Michigan. Well, we know how this ends. Be sure to check out the video on Cerami and how he stuck to his word–his very cold word.
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘Cubs turn in an Opening Day win’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Cubs’ blogger jumps in Lake Michigan thanks to Happ’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Cubs series preview at Miami’ – Cubbies Crib
‘How detrimental in Schwarber to the Cubs’ defense?’ – FanSided MLB
‘Top 10 moments of Opening Day 2018’ – MLB.com