Even when the pitching staff gets the job done, they also get it done at the plate as well. Jason Hammel proved that in the Chicago Cubs 5-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday. He had a two run single in the fourth inning.
Is there anything that the Cubs can’t do?
“I don’t want to be an out at the plate,” Hammel said. “Just going up there, I try to rule things out. Not that I can think like a hitter, but I try to. First-pitch slider, you don’t want to go 2-0 as a pitcher, so I figured he’s coming heater.”
It’s always a good sign when Dexter Fowler hits a leadoff home run buying into Joe Maddon’s “You go, we go” mantra to Fowler.
An exciting thing to consider is that Anthony Rizzo has finally gotten his groove back. He’s 6 for 16 this month and 2 for 4 yesterday.
Welcome back Anthony!
Yesterday was a sad day for boxing fans when we woke up to read the news that the “Champ” Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74.
“Really, it’s a segment of our history that I don’t think will ever be repeated,” Manager Joe Maddon said. “I don’t think there’s ever going to be that group of boxers that come back and provide that kind of entertainment and interest, that kind of charisma and everything else that he had going on. It was a very unique time. I was very fortunate to have experienced it.”
Today, Jake Arrieta and the rest of the Cubs will try for the sweep. Game time is 2:20 Eastern.