Is there no stopping Kris Bryant? After going 4 for 5 and nothing three runs, Bryant proved he isn’t just a home run machine as the Chicago Cubs dominated the Colorado Rockies 18- 4.
Then the unthinkable happened, another pitcher cracked one out into the sun bathers. This time it was Jake Arrieta making it the second time this spring that a Cubs’ pitcher has showcased his hitting skills.
Is this part of Joe Maddon’s secret plan on route to making the Chicago Cubs World Series contenders? First it was Travis Wood and now Jake?
“He sets the standard pretty high,” Arrieta said. “We have a friendly competition at the plate and try to really put together some good at-bats and kind of challenge each other and contribute as much as we can.”
Who’s next? Oh that’s right, Edwin Jackson is due up, if he can get his GPS working I know he’s got some pop in his bat.
So here’s the thing, what if Anthony Rizzo hit lead off? What if? Just imagine. Yesterday, he got that chance and well,
“It’s something I always wanted to do,” Rizzo said before the game. “They’ve been messing with the lineup a lot, so why not? I think it’ll be fun.”
1 for 4 baby. Let’s put Dexter Fowler back there.
With the Cubs home opener a week away, what are some of the lingering questions surrounding the team? What have we learned?
- Kris Bryant isn’t exactly a lock for Opening Day. I still don’t think he should be there, but he deserves to suit up. Will he be there?
- Edwin Jackson has exactly one week to prove he can find his way to Wrigley Field. Can he find his way?
- Can Wrigley Field be ready for Opening Day?
There’s no question the Cubs have the right team to contend for the playoffs but I challenge you to tell me what their starting lineup is going to be on Opening Day.
“I’m going to try to do my best Dexter Fowler impression,” Rizzo said.