For whatever reason, the entire Cubs lineup has been striking out alot lately.
And you read about the concerns especially with Javier Baez.
But when he comes up to bat, none of that matters at all does it?
Last night in the 7th, when Baez stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded... I mean come ON.
Everything stopped but your heart.
Nothing else mattered.
Not if you ordered pizza and caulifower came.
Rabid vampire squirrels could kidnap your dog Steve, you wouldn't care.
If you were at a Hollywood bar chatting up Jessica Alba in "Sin City" attire, you wouldn't even say excuse me when you looked away.
In my entire lifetime, I do not remember an actual Cub Prospect who commands this kind of must watch attention.
He popped up, but whatever.
The next time he comes up the same thing will happen.
Pitcher Dan Straily came up for 5.1 innings worth of coffee, and then they put him on the plane that was dropping off Matt Szczur.
Straily started off really good - striking out Granderson and Murphy, and getting David Wright to fly out.
But then he had some rotten luck, gave up 7 runs (5 earned) and now has an ERA of 8.44 that he won't get to improve upon unless he comes up again.
Today about noon Chi time turn on your tv to see Jake Arrieta pitch and also what OF Szczur might bring with him.
Expect an impossible catch.
ps: Baez' K rate.
It doesn't matter.
Cub Management brought him up and started his clock so he can get used to the bigs without pressure.