Cubs Rattle Arizona

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs

Look out Miguel Cabrera, you have some competition from Travis Wood for MVP. Yesterday, the Cubs annihilated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 in front of a rain soaked crowd at Wrigley Field.

Yes, it’s that Travis Wood who did it on the mound and at the plate. He struck out nine and hit a three run homer. Travis Wood?

Oh yeah! Don’t forget that RBI double.

“It feels good that they respect you up there and you’re doing your job,” Travis Wood said. “Anything I can do to help the team and help myself out there. I’m not just out there in the nine hole to fill a spot. You have to try to be as best you can.”

I buy into that philosophy as well. Who says that a pitcher is just there to bunt and move a runner? There’s nothing in the rule book about that, is there? In fact, the Cubs need as much help as they can, so why not?

“He’s a guy who’s kind of a steady Eddie, who goes out there and does his thing and has been getting better every year,” Rick Renteria said. “It was a nice outing for him today.”

The Cubs are now in a position to win their first series of the year which would do wonders considering they’re the only team in the majors to not win one this season.

Hey, did you see a familiar face in the broadcast booth? Mr. Bob Brenly was back in the booth doing the seventh inning stretch. Does, “Awkward” come to mind?

I wanted him to yell out,” Let’s get some runs Cubbies!”

Somehow, they didn’t need him to tell them that.

Believe it.

–Mark

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