It’d be imprudent for a non-contender to let gaudy statistics affect an elite prospect’s timetable.
Nate Schierholtz hit a two-out game-ending RBI single, after Chris Coghlan homered to tie it in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Bryant is as polished as Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo were when they made their debuts.
“He is getting better on the mental side. He has always had the talent,” Soriano said of Castro.
A steady rain and drop in Tanaka’s velocity helped the Cubs get to the Yankees’ ace.
Starlin Castro has long kept an eye on Derek Jeter’s career.
Here’s to Alfonso Soriano, who always displayed the utmost professionalism in Chicago.
“I can’t say who the leader will be here, but that will happen on its own,” reliever Jose Veras says.
Let this not escape us: Patrick Kane is just 25 years old.
Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro each went deep for the Cubs in a 12-5 win against the White Sox.
Scott Carroll was fighting himself for much of the night. That made the game much easier for the Chicago Cubs.
A cancer survivor himself, Rizzo’s passion is helping sick children and their families through his foundation.
Jeff Samardzija has a 1.62 ERA but an 0-3 record.
Starlin Castro is hitting .308 with a team-high 14 RBIs this season after a tough 2013 campaign.
David DeJesus says it can be tough for youngsters to lead a team like with the Cubs.
Leading 5-2 with newly anointed closer Pedro Strop on the hill, things where looking good for starter Jeff Samardzija. Leaving with the lead, the 29-year-old pitcher watched the bullpen give up 5 runs in the ninth in a 7-5 loss.
Travis Wood was so dangerous at the plate Monday night that Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson actually changed pitchers before the Cubs starter could bat with the bases loaded in the sixth.
Cubs manager Rick Renteria knew run production would be an issue in 2014. Plenty of good starting pitching has been wasted in the team’s 4-10 start to the season.
Castro homered twice Tuesday and has a five-game hitting streak.
For years National league 2013 MVP Andrew McCutchen was pitched around. It certainly is a common practice too pitch around a teams best hitter or two too win a ballgame.