Chicago Cubs: Ben Zobrist has become “Mr. Clutch”

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Chicago Cubs: Who ya gonna call? Ben Zobrist

It began last Friday afternoon. With the score tied 1-1 in the 7th inning of a matinee game versus the San Francisco Giants, Zobrist delivered a two-run double to break the tie. It would be the first of many big games to come.

Correspondingly, Zobrist is coming off an unbelievable last week in which he is slashing a ridiculous .370/.433/.741 with 2 HR and 7 RBI. He has also posted a video game-like .489 wOBA and 215 wRC+. Eye-popping numbers for a 37-year-old baseball player.

This past Tuesday, in a division matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs found themselves down by two until Zobrist stepped up. At the time, the Cubs had found it rough sailing versus Pirates rookie Nick Kingham. Zobrist proceeded to then hammer a two-run home run to bring them back into the game, and the Cubs finished strong for the comeback victory.