Anthony Rizzo has been struggling, that won’t last long, but he took out his frustration on a poor baseball today.
The Cubs flashed some power last night to go along with yet another solid performance from one of their starters. This time it was Jon Lester benefiting from three Cubs dingers as he breezed through the Angels lineup en route to picking up his first win of the season. Dexter Fowler, Matt Szczur, and Anthony Rizzo all found the seats as the Cubs torched the Angels 6-1 to move their record to 2-0 for the first time since 1995.
It was another frustrating night for the Cubs offense, until Anthony Rizzo took about two months of frustration out on a baseball. Trailing 2-0 in the 8th, Rizzo smacked a three-run dinger to put the Cubs in front for good, and give them the biggest win of the season.
Anthony Rizzo took a 2-0 fastball and beat the living crap out of it, that’s what you do with a 2-0 fastball. The Cubs have extended their lead to 7-1 against the Pirates as the game moves to the sixth inning.