They’re all ready calling him a Phenom, but Cubs fans all over the country knew that. Is there anything the Wonder Kid can’t do? Yesterday, Javier Baez destroyed two balls and now has three Home Runs in three games. Now, that’s impressive. The Cubs went on to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2. Mr. Baez, because now that he’s in the majors can be called that, drove in four runs as well proving what Cubs fans have been chirping about for a long time; This kid is for real.
“I haven’t been nervous or anything,” Baez said. “I’ve been slowing the game down and thinking about the situation in the game.”
Yeah, the situation being that he’s awesome! Can he keep up this pace? Will he provide some hometown fireworks when the Cubs take on the Rays this afternoon? Perhaps, but let’s bring it down just a bit and say that he won’t be able to maintain the streak. He’ll more than likely have some bad games, but others are singing his praise as well.
“It’s awesome,” Starlin Castro said about Baez. “I think when he goes to the plate, every at-bat, he has a chance to hit a homer. He’s pretty awesome. It’s fun to watch. He has a great swing; he doesn’t care whatever pitch he hits, he keeps swinging hard. There’s a possibility that every ball he hits, he’ll hit it out.”
Let’s not forget a another Wonder Kid in the form of Kyle Hendricks. He’s the ace of the future. Hendricks has quietly been providing some awesomeness of his own. A fourth quality start in a row is getting the job done in the midst of the Baez Bonanza.
“What he did in this ballpark was pretty good,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. “He was very efficient, executed his pitches, changed speeds well. He worked through some traffic in the fourth and was calm and just did a great job.”
The Cubs are still a season away from being where they want to be, but this team is looking good.
Luis Valbuena, Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, Welington Castillo and Kyle Hendricks. I bet you there’s a future Hall of Famer there?