This is in the Trib this morning:
Haal. Ay. Loo. Yaaa.
We've all been pleasantly surprised and maybe even spoiled at the depth of this Cubs team, and David Bote has put himself firmly on the Big League Team, but what a difference it'll be once Kris Bryant is back.
Dying to see what it looks like when he does a Rizzo swing and hangs onto the bat with both hands rather than the giant Walt Hriniak letting go with the right hand and continuing the swing all the way behind his back.
At least that's what I've been reading about his swing - maybe alleviates some stress on the front shoulder.
You remember Hriniak, right?
Everybody used to swing holding on with both hands until he came along.
In little league, we all thought he was crazy.
How about the Cubs' starters?
The back to back Lester vs Syndergaard, then Hamels vs deGrom?
Pitching nirvana, and in the case of Lester it was also hitting and fielding nirvana.
No idea how he caught that line drive.
And Hamels... I was SO AFRAID that the 9 innings in the previous start were gonna show on Tuesday, but instead he was excellent for 93 pitches and 5 innings.
I did not think this would happen this year, but now I think we'll all get to argue about the future.
"Which one do you start in game one?"
You know what I'm talking about.
Anyway, a sweep of the Reds followed by taking 2 of 3 vs the Mets and their Big Guns (okay, and weak rest of the team) was pretty impressive and timely, since the Cardinals seem serious and just keep winning.
7 game winning streak followed by a stinker that was really a day off for Murphy, Hendricks and Baez.
There are 11 straight games left of this massive no-rest period starting tonight in Atlanta for one.
Then the Phillies, Brewers and Nats.
Bryant, Addy Russell, and Mike Montgomery will return during this stretch so that will be a huge boost.
And hopefully the Murphy effect sticks throughout.