That’s right Cubs fans, this is the last worthless evening that you’ll have to spend. Why? Because tomorrow Anthony Rizzo arrives to save us all from . . well . . SOMETHING. No–I got it—he’s saving us from NOTHING. Another season of nothingness. That is from which Anthony Rizzo saves us.
Rizzo, the Cubs’ top prospect who was batting .342 at Triple-A Iowa and leading the Pacific Coast League with 23 home runs, will join the big league team on Tuesday when it plays host to the Mets at Wrigley Field.
The first baseman started for Iowa on Monday against Round Rock in Des Moines but was pulled in the fourth inning. He has 62 RBIs and an OPS of 1.101. This month, he’s hitting .316 with six homers and 16 RBIs. Only Alfonso Soriano has matched those numbers for the Cubs in June, hitting seven homers with 16 RBIs.
The Cubs are riding a four-game losing streak, and have struggled all season with runners in scoring position.
Way to bring us all down by throwing that little tid-bit in there, Carrie.
In other fun news today, Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games for testing positive for PEDs. Yes, yes. I’m sure the positive test was a side effect of Ricola or some such. Whatever you say, Marlon.
Suddenly, all those photos he took like this don’t seem like such a good idea:
Ah well. Live and learn.
Hey—this IS the last worthless evening you’ll have to spend! Tonight’s worthless even features Travis Wood (do I really need to look up his stats? Let’s just say 1-98, 28.93 or something) vs. Johan Santana (5-1, 3.00). But remember, it’s the LAST worthless evening!
Tonight’s last worthless lineup:
The last worthless pitch will be at 7:10 pm CT on CSN +.