A Few Words of Praise for That #@$^%(&?>! Jim Edmonds
I haven't kept up with the Cubs Hits of the Week lists the past couple weeks, but thought it was worth noting, Fan Graphs-style, Jim Edmonds' apparent revival from a near-death state.
Starting with Friday's breathtaking comeback win over the Rockies, Edmonds has gone 7-for-11, and six of the hits have been EBH's (4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR).
By Fan Graph's reckoning, here are Edmonds' five biggest offensive contributions since Friday:
- Friday, v. Colorado. 2-run double in the bottom of the 7th to draw the Cubs to within a run at 9-8 and pave the way for Mark DeRosa's pivotal home run. WPA: .221
- Sunday, v. Colorado. RBI double in the bottom of the 4th to tie the game, 2-2. WPA: .183
- Monday, v. San Diego. RBI double in the top of the 4th to make the score 3-2, Pads, WPA: .137
- Sunday, v. Colorado. Bases-loaded walk in the last of the fifth to put the Cubs up, 4-2. WPA: .097
- Sunday, v. Colorado. One-out triple in the bottom of the second, putting the Cubs in a position to tie a 1-1 game (which they failed to do in that frame). WPA: .062
Earthshaking stuff? Other than the key double in the Friday game, perhaps not. But it's a huge step forward from what the Cubs were getting from Edmonds before late last week...or what the I-Cubs have generally been getting from .178-toting Felix Pie.