To say that Addison Russell is full of confidence might be a bit of an understatement. Coming off an extremely productive 2016 Russell is playing at a different level. For the second straight day, the shortstop of my dreams crushed a dinger, today it was a three run bomb. Be careful opening this video at work, you might get fired.
We’re back, I hope that suits you, Mr. and Mrs. Reader. The purpose of the “SPRING TRAINING AC” posts will be recapping the spring events, you know, the first camp post World Series title, God that’s fun to say.
I, like most of you, have spent my off-season watching highlights of the season that was, maybe some compiliations of Javier Baez playing stupid good defense. Well because 2017 has begun, Javy is already wetting our palette for the regular season, here’s a nice play from today.
One pitch after Anthony Rizzo went deep Jorge Soler did as well, oh my Lord. Breaking news; I can’t hit a baseball that hard. Keep rolling, George.
Anthony Rizzo has been struggling, that won’t last long, but he took out his frustration on a poor baseball today.
This one had a familiar feel to it, it felt a lot like the game last night, you know, the one that ended poorly. The result was different tonight, mainly because of the job Adam Warren, and Hector Rondon did out of the bullpen. Kyle Hendricks was so very good tonight, and he was one out away from getting his team into the eighth inning. The final line on Hendricks; 6.2 innings worked, giving up two runs on four hits while walking one, and striking out five,
His counterpart Zack Greinke didn’t fare so well as the Cubs jumped on him early, scoring three times in the first, and never looking back. Anthony Rizzo, and Kris Bryant each had an RBI in the first, a single for Rizzo and a double for Bryant. Miguel Montero pushed the Cubs lead to three with a sacrifice fly, and Zobrist smacked an RBI double in the fourth to close out the scoring.
Great chance for the Cubs to move to 5-1 on the season, and this road trip tomorrow as Jake Arrieta gets the ball.
Thanks to Aldo Soto for grabbing a gif of the play… That looked horrible. No point in speculating, so we will all await word on Schwarber.(/big>