Since he got back from his stint on the IL for "left wrist tendenitis", Joc Pederson has been hitting.
Just not for power.
Last 7 days he's got 12 hits in 27 at bats with no dingers.
But that's .444/.484/.481 so... WAAAAY better than how he started as a Cub, back when they were hitting "historically bad".
So today let's see, Jake Marisnick will be out for awhile but Jake Arrieta returns, Javy Baez is back, maaybe Nico Hoerner, and Kris Bryant...
DID YOU SEE THAT PITCH BOUNCE OFF HIS WRIST?
First he's so sick that he pulls himself out of a game, Ross says he "couldn't breathe" which - come ON did you not think Covid?
Okay, so it's allergies or a regular bug, but then he comes in to pinch hit because Willy's on third and Javy's on first and there's two outs in the 7th of a tie ballgame.
Bryant has been hitting like an MVP, he's sitting out the game because he's still sick, he comes in and the 3rd pitch hits him in the wrist.
Nick Martini takes his place at first while I walk outside and take deep breaths.
So I missed the Heyward 3rd out which... sorry all I could think of was "that's so Cub" with that Bryant at-bat, and even more so that they didn't get a run in that situation.
Of course, that wasn't even unusual in Cleveland, where the Cubs were 2 for 27 with guys in scoring position.
They got swept, super painfully losing 2 games by a run each, falling 2 games under .500 and 5 games behind the Cardinals.
Do you have any idea how many times I've done some kind of drawing where the subject matter is trying to get over .500?
I mean, that was awhile ago but this situation is something we all got used to NOT being in.
Puts me in a crappy mood.
There's only one way out.
Win some freaking games.
Starting tonight in Detroit, which is kind of perfect since the Tigers are horrible.
Beat the teams you're supposed to, all that.