Chicago Cubs: The streak continues
The Cubs officially announced the acquisition of Murphy last Tuesday, the same day the Cubs fell to the Detroit Tigers 2-1, in the first of their lengthy 23-day sprint. Another frustrating performance marred by a lack of offense. Infuriating, to say the least, but turned out not to be a harbinger of things to come, however.
The following day, the first game for Murphy in a Cubs uniform, the offense erupted for eight runs in a victory. Nonetheless, it was only a matter of time before it happened. However, it was made clear that the newest addition helped to light a fire under the offenses tails’. Murphy went 2-for-5, scoring a run and adding an RBI. An auspicious debut, resulting in a win.
Murphy has now been with the Cubs for five games. The team has not lost since Murphy arrived. In an impressive display as an offensive juggernaut, Murphy is doing everything he can to help remind people how dangerous this Cubs team can be. Following a dominant 9-0 series sweeping finale versus the Cincinnati Reds, the team is on a roll and only beginning to pick up steam. On days Daniel Murphy finds himself in the lineup, the Cubs do not lose. Let’s hope he can continue to rake.