Game 74: Cubs Were Hot
Players of the Game – Anthony Rizzo (.155 WPA) and Ryan Sweeney (.095 WPA)
The Cubs broke the bats out today and put a spanking on the helpless Astros on a hot, windy Chicago day.
Today not only did we see Jeff Samardzija continue his top of the rotation performance, but we also saw an offense click throughout the game. Many of the Cubs players got in to the hit parade with only Starlin Castro being the only starter to not record a hit. We saw old father time Alfonso Soriano round the bags for a triple. Of all the performances Ryan Sweeney‘s 3-5 with 6RBI and Anthony Rizzo‘s slump busting 3-3 with 4RBI were the standouts. It is clear that Rizzo’s haircut is the reason for breaking out of the slump. Superstitious people will now hope his hair stays short his entire career.
Of note today was Castro’s horrible defense and his inept ability at the plate. Is it time for him to sit? READ YES!
Better yet is it time for a mysterious injury to pop up and he be sent down for a rehab assignment? Maybe he needs something to boost his confidence.
I am not sure what the answer is there. One thing I can tell you is that the Cubs bats looked good today. Lets hope they continue to stay hot.
What do you think is the solution for Starlin? Lets hear it!
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