Yesterday against the Pirates, he went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and scored 3 runs.
I believe that either yesterday or maybe today is the first day he shows up on the "qualified" NL leaderboard in with a .313 average.
He sometimes dazzles, sometimes fails, but name a guy with more promise to come out of the Cubs organization in, you know, modern times?
And he's a shortstop!
That's just weird, man.
And speaking of weird, the Cubs nuked the Pirates yesterday 14 to 2.
Usually this year, I turn on the tv or radio in the middle of the game to some kind of disaster, but last night it was... a 7 run 4th inning with about 50 hits in a row.
Meaningless of course, but it was so cool. Ron Santo goes, "I think everybody's saying hey, how did we lose?" (I'd answer, but this is a rare happy post).
Poor Sean Gallagher. Remember him? Kinda good, went to Oakland in the Rich Harden deal? Now he's a Pirate. Gave up a 2-run single to Aramis Ramirez, then a run-scoring double to Xavier Nady, then uh, he struck out Alfonso Soriano.
And I also heard Pat call the Carlos Zambrano smack of a line drive homer that scored 2, and I realized that in the world of Jim Hendry, Big Z is probably the least of his worries...
But good for Mike Quade and his Cubs.
Tonight Ryan Dempster goes for his 100th win.
ps: Yes I know Geovany Soto was ROY in... well that seems like a looong time ago. I wish I still felt like he was maybe gonna live up to what I thought.