Don’t mess with Chicago. it looks like Texas’ weakness is the rain and cold. The Chicago Cubs finished off their series with the Texas Rangers with a huge win yesterday, 6-2 in front of a soggy Wrigley crowd.
Alfonso Soriano and Anthony Rizzo contributed with back to back Home Runs. The first for the Cubs this year. So far, the Rizzo Home Run is the farthest in the league this year at 475 feet.
“Oh, cool,” Rizzo said calmly. “I’m sure that won’t last very long. There’s a lot of good hitters in this league. It was just one of those things — I got a good swing, a good pitch to hit and didn’t try to do too much with it.”
Hey, what about pitching sensation Carlos Villanueva, yes that’s right, I said, “Pitching Sensation” He’s the big reason the Cubs rotation is at 3.15 ERA this year. Remember folks, I gave him props earlier this year. Villanueva’s ERA stands at a trim 1.29
“Yesterday, today, it was ugly,” Villanueva said. “We had no idea. We heard yesterday that we weren’t going to get the game in, that it was going to be tough. I tried to keep my guard up, just in case. You never wanna let down your guard and then say, ‘Hey, 20 minutes, the game’s starting.’ And I’m just sitting in my locker not thinking about the game.
“But I kept hearing, ‘It’s gonna come at 1:35, it’s gonna come in the fourth [inning], it’s gonna come in the fifth,’ and I just said, ‘You know what, don’t tell me. Just go out there and when it comes, it comes.'”
Speaking of props, Wellington Castillo continued with his hitting ways hitting 9 in his last 11 games.