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.
Here is more on Anthony Rizzo winning the Rookie of the Month award for July.
In 25 games last month, Rizzo led NL rookies in hits (32), home runs (seven), RBIs (17) and total bases (55) while ranking second in runs scored (14). He also finished third among NL rookies with a .330 batting average, .375 on-base percentage and .567 slugging percentage.
Rizzo’s seven homers were the most by a Cubs rookie in a calendar month since Mel Hall hit nine in August 1983.
The 22-year-old Rizzo also proved to be calm in the clutch, driving in eight go-ahead runs in July and producing four game-winning RBIs, leading NL rookies in both categories. He registered his first walk-off home run on July 29 with a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th against the rival Cardinals.
That clutch production started from the get-go, as he became the first player in Cubs history to collect three game-winning RBIs in his first five games with the team.
Rizzo also had nine multi-hit games in July — including a career-high four-hit game on July 6 — and hit safely in 20 of his 25 games.
Not a bad first month as a Cub for Anthony Rizzo, wow. Congrats Anthony, and keep it going, it’s going to be tough to stay at this pace but I’ve been impressed with his ability to struggle a bit then go back to raking. Here are some Rizzo highlights from July, enjoy!
July 1, 2012 – RBI single against the Astros
July 2, 2012 – HR against the Braves
July 4, 2012 – Solo HR against the Braves
July 6, 2012 – First Career Four Hit Game against Mets
July 15, 2012 – RBI Single against the D-Backs
July 25, 2012 – Solo HR against the Pirates
July 25, 2012 – RBI Single against the Pirates
July 27, 2012 – RBI single against the Cardinals
July 27, 2012 – Two-run HR against the Cardinals
July 29, 2012 – Walk-Off HR against the Cardinals
July 29, 2012 – Three hit game against the Cardinals
July 31, 2012 – Rizzo goes deep during nine run inning against Pirates
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