Anthony Rizzo ended his hitless streak yesterday in a tough 5-2 loss against the Reds. In fact, Anthony Rizzo pretty much snapped out of the funk he was in going 3 for 3.
“Those guys find it, that’s why they’re that good,” Dale Sveum said of Rizzo. “They find it and roll for a while and might hit another slump. That’s hitting, anyway.”
Travis Wood had a tough time with his former club. Being yanked after five innings, he was struggling.
“He still pitched a good game — it just got away from him,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said of Wood. “Take nothing away from him. He’s done a great job.”
Three Finger Brown’s 10 quality starts is safe.
ok, I’m going out on a limb here by suggesting that fans and critics have been way too harsh on this team. I think in this kind of year, it’s better to watch the individual achievements of guys like Rizzo, Scott “Feldmania” Feldman, Jeff Samardzija (Who I think our son said his name the other day. He got lost at the “z”) and Travis Wood.
Look at the season this way:
Pitchers are keeping ballhawks happy, Rizzo is secured for another few years and this could be Alfonso Soriano’s swan song? I’m not picking on you Alfonso, you’re having a pretty good year, but you have to admit that contract is pretty heavy.
There’s no going around it. The Cubs aren’t going to win the World Series this year. I enjoy the individual production by different players this season. Pitching has been outstanding, but I’ll tell you this; As soon as they can get runners in, this team is going to be great!
Matt Garza takes to the mound today, as they try to steal a win from the Oldest Team in The Majors. Game Time is 1:10pm eastern