These last couple games against the Mets have been maybe the most enjoyable of the year so far.
Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel were both superb.
And the bats have been clutch even when they're not swinging.
Last night in the bottom of the 9th with one out and the bases loaded, Chris Coghlan took ball 4 to walk in the winning run.
This was against the Mets and their stud Matt Harvey so you knew there weren't gonna be alot of runs.
It's just such a different team now.
There's confidence and patience and now look - a chance for a 4-game sweep against a team that already has an 11-game winning streak.
Anyway, Anthony Rizzo.
He's just so freaking good.
When the pitcher is winding up, he stands there motionless except for his eyes that go off to one side, I think helping him focus.
He's a study.
No pitch fools him.
Either Len or JD said something like... it's got to be so frustrating for a pitcher, throwing their best slider and Rizzo doesn't flinch, he doesn't "offer", he just watches it go off the plate and the ump says "ball".
But when he gets one he likes, see ya.
It's been so long since there were actual Cubs who, you know, you just have to watch.
Now there's a team full of them, and Rizzo is the captain, the leader, the stud.
It's just impossibly cool.
Okay it's a classic 1:20 game today, some clouds and low 60s.
Travis Wood starts, but with all the bullpen rest created by Arrieta and Hammel, you gotta think that's a short leash.
Nothing would make me happier than a fabulous Wood start, though.
And a sweep.