The interesting thing about the Cubs this year is you never know what team you’re going to get on any different night. Is it the Chicago Cubs Greenhorn team that has difficulty bringing in runners? Or is it the glimpses of the team a few years from now when they reach the post season on their way to a possible World Series Championship? Last night, the Cubs beat the Angels 8-6.
Don’t worry fellow Cubs fans, I’m not jinxing anything. They will compete in a few years. Believe it.
Last night, The Cubs proved to the Angels that they got some pop in their bat and patience at the plate. ask Mr. Tony Rizzo.
“They made good pitches on me. You come in and get the hit there and get the big hit at the end. I want to be up in every situation, whether I’m 0-for-4 or 4-for-4.” Rizzo said.
That being said, a couple of the standouts last night were Cody Ransom and Ryan Sweeney. Since coming to the organization, they’ve quietly done their job alongside the Home Run hitting powerhouses of pitchers.
Cody Ransom hit three RBI’s and Ryan Sweeney gave the Cubs the lead in the sixth.
It was a good win for the Cubs and perhaps Anthony Rizzo is back in the swing of things. Of course, I’m not jinxing anything.
The Cubs are off today before hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Game Time is 2:20 eastern and Travis Wood takes the mound.
So, today marks the start of Draft Day. It runs through to Saturday. Cubs have the second pick. Cubs need pitching so it would make sense for them to snag Mark Appel, but a third baseman to compliment Anthony Rizzo, Darwin Barney and Starlin Castro sounds interesting. This is going to be a key draft for the Cubs. Here’s how I think it’ll work out:
Cubs will draft Mark Appel # 2
Alfonso Soriano will be gone in the off season freeing up some much needed cash and the Cubs will sign a quality veteran third baseman under thirty that will lend some much needed experience to the infield.
That’s how I would do it, but if they do decide to go with a third baseman, then they’ll pick Kris Bryant.
Tough decisions to make, but I know they’ll make the right ones.