It's finally here. Like Christmas presents in the middle of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, 1B prospect Anthony Rizzo will finally suit up for the big league club today against the Mets. Though it's not terribly unusual at the AAA level, the man has been hitting the SHIT out of the ball. (.342/.405/696), and hits a home runs in Iowa like he's playing a video game on the Rookie setting. Time will tell if he comes closer to replicating those insane create-a-player numbers, or his .141 average of last year's Padres call up.
Travis Wood outdueled Johan Santana last night, going 7 great innings with only 5 hits and a walk. On the other side, Johan Santana looked fine, but reached 102 pitches in only 6 innings, which is unusual for any pitcher facing the Cubs. Jon Rausch, the poor bastard, gave up four runs in the 7th inning, none of them earned. David Wright decided it was his job to catch a popup at home plate, Lucas Duda pulled a Pele on a shallow fly, and Ronny Cedeno looked exactly like he did when he played here. It was madness. It was shocking.
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