The Cubs also gave rings to Ernie Banks and Ron Santo.
Analysis and Commentary
But, well, we still have to talk about Arrieta’s velocity.
Heyward was five for five in well-struck balls yesterday, something that almost never happens for *any* player.
The reigning MVP played all over the field last year, but he’s looking great locked in at third base this year.
The Cubs got plenty of good bounces last night en route to 17 hits. No complaining for a day! Also: Hendricks’ outing, Bryant’s slump, much more.
Why did Maddon stick with Montgomery so long? How has Contreras looked behind the plate? Much more.
Schwarber’s first homer of the season comes off a lefty … and that could hint at good things for the Cubs.
Great performances on the mound yesterday gave the Cubs’ offense a chance to do their thing. Also: Hector Rondon pitched a high-leverage inning!
So, what exactly happened there with Molina yesterday? Was it illegal? Should we even care?
If you’ve seen the numbers for Arrieta’s first start, they were really ugly. But are we worried yet?
For a sport searching for a national identity, perhaps a guy like Kris Bryant can help carry the torch.
No game today? That’s fine. Because there’s still a ton to enjoy about Almora’s highlight reel catch from last night!
That was just all kinds of wonderful to see after an offseason of questions. Let’s break it down.
It’s theoretically possible that the Cubs could be terrible. But my heavens is it unlikely.
Mike Montgomery might not be starting now, but he brings tremendous value and breakout potential no matter where the Cubs decide to use him.