Good players find a way to win, great players find a way to keep on winning. Last night, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2. It was their fourth straight victory and Anthony Rizzo’s fourth home run in four games.
Another player that’s proving to be quite good at adapting to the big leagues is Kyle “The Sultan of Schwarb” Schwarber who crushed his fourth home run of his young career in the majors.
“He’s going through the same thing over and over again,” Maddon said. “He’s not in a rush, he’s not in a hurry. He’s just, ‘I’m ready to hit on the next pitch.’ You don’t see a lot of guys have that method at the plate at such a young age. He did a lot of good things behind the plate today, too. He had himself a nice day.”
The Cubs are one game back of the wild card and closing in on the Pirates and Giants. Although many, including myself, agree that the Cubs should just focus on the Wild Card race and forget about the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs are nine back of St. Louis a tall stretch to catch them, but why not?
“I’ve been looking forward to August the whole year,” Anthony Rizzo said. “We’re home for a long time. It’s hot in August. I enjoy the hot weather. We know what can happen at Wrigley when it warms up. I’ve been saying that all along to everyone — we’re going to have a big August.”
The Cubs have no choice but to have a big August. With yesterday’s win and the outstanding pitching that’s coming from Kyle Hendricks. Another win after going seven and some change innings. He’s now 5-5. No flash, just craft from the “Professor” and a lesson on how to get things done.
The Cubs are looking for the series sweep today when Clayton Richard takes to the mound.
“We’re definitely confident,” Hendricks said. “Guys are swinging it now. We’re keeping runs off the board. We feel really confident right now against who we’re playing. We have to keep that rolling through August and September.”