Kinda bitter pill, the way Willson Contreras' came up to the bigs this year.
The brutal knee injury suffered by Kyle Schwarber opened the door.
On the other hand, thinking about the number of impossibly talented prospects coming up to the Cubs and actually doing well... we're just so spoiled.
And thank god Contreras was there, came up, and now lives in the same world as Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, and just-turned-27 year old Anthony Rizzo.
Willson's energy is kinda freaky.
But his talent is freakier, and the fact that he can play 1st, left and catcher makes him one of Maddon's Multipositionmen.
The Cubs beat the Angels Tuesday night 5-1.
John Lackey's fabulously bad hair reminds us that he didn't come here for a haircut - he went 8 innings and gave up only 3 hits and a run.
Here's hoping he just grows that mop out til October.
The D behind Lackey - the Russell all out diving stop that resulted in a reviewed safe call forJi-Man Choi was SO highlight.
And lets see... Rizzo with a couple doubles and a couple runs scored, Ben Zobrist had a double and knocked one in, Kris Bryant hit a massive bomb, and... so did young Contreras.
That's 8 in a row for our fav team.
While the Cards lost to the Reds 4-7 and fall a dozen behind.
Greatest Summer Ever.