OSS: Jake Marisnick leads the offense in a blowout
- The whole offense was straight fire today, but Jake Marisnick was the big standout with a 5 RBI day. He got things going with a bases-clearing double in the first, knocked in the elusive runner on third in the second inning, and added a solo shot for good measure in the fourth inning. Not too shabby, especially when you consider that most of this was off of right handed pitching, and he was mostly kept around to face lefties.
- Every other member of the starting lineup got at least one hit (sorry Cyle, you don’t count here). I’m kind of shocked to see in the box score that the Cubs hit only four dingers – they were certainly crushing the baseball all day. Contreras, Rizzo, and Baez joined Marisnick in the homer party, while KB remains scorching hot at the plate.
- After a disaster of an outing on Sunday, Cyle righted the ship with a solid, Cyle-like six innings today.
- I’m not gonna complain about a double digit win, (dying laughing).
The Cubs will take another crack at solving Three True Outcome Machine Freddy Peralta tomorrow. He faces Adbery Alzolay at 1:20 PM CT. We’ll see if I’m awake enough when my second covid shot kicks in tomorrow morning (dying laughing).
Also, ICYMI, Pat Hughes is doing the tv play-by-play on Sunday’s game, which should be a treat!