It was June 26, 2012, when the rebirth began at Wrigley Field.
The under belly of the Chicago Cubs’ improved play has been the team’s defense, led by first baseman Anthony Rizzo.
Madison Bumgarner struck out 12 to lead San Francisco to victory.
Tuesday’s game was called after 4 1/2 innings because the field was soaked from 15 minutes of rain.
The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs played 4 1/2 innings in 6 hours, 9 minutes. An unplayable field following a downpour led to the game being called off at 1:16 a.m. The teams had played just enough on Tuesday night for the Cubs to earn a rain-shortened 2-0 victory.
Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Cubs topped the Mets, 4-1.
“He is a young man that is trying to show everybody he belongs here,” Cubs manager Rickey Renteria says.
Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs as the Chicago Cubs roughed up Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Javy Baez is already focusing on particular zones better, manager Rickey Renteria said.
Anthony Rizzo was responsible for two of Chicago’s 17 strikeouts Sunday. He also had the biggest hit of the game for the Cubs. Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 to avoid a three-game sweep.
“I just have to … slow everything down,” Javy Baez says.
Javier Baez is expected to make his Wrigley Field debut this afternoon.
This is a glimpse of the future.
With a tragic past and vast potential, how are Cubs fans to find a middle ground nowadays?
Jake Arrieta scattered three hits and a run in seven innings.
Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher — and won.
Rizzo is fast becoming a fan favorite in Chicago.
Darwin Barney’s exit, unceremonious as it is, is a watershed for Cubdom.
Anthony Rizzo homered three times in the weekend series against the Diamondbacks.
This was spectacular effort.