— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) April 8, 2016
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>
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.
That was about as enjoyable of an opening day that you could have. The Cubs were unrelenting at the plate as they routinely pushed Richards off his game by working deep counts and not getting themselves out. They also had Jake Arrieta on the mound, so they only needed one, enjoy the highlights from last night.
Arrieta’s Strong Start
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That sound off the bat is so very sweet. Jorge Soler has been bringing the power this spring, not many other balls are falling right now, but he’s got the power stroke down.
Baseball during the day is so very nice, even if it doesn’t count yet. Pierce Johnson takes the mound for the Cubs today as they open their home portion of the spring schedule. Here is how they will line up, I believe the game is on MLB.tv with a subscription, and Cubs.com has the audio.
- Fowler CF
- Zobrist 2B
- Heyward RF
- Baez 1B
- Victorino DH
- Russell SS
- La Stella 3B
- Ross C
- Perez LF
SP – Pierce Johnson
On a personal note, Pierce Johnson is one of my favorite players, rooting hard for him. Go Cubs!