LIfe is better when the Cubs win, but failure has a way of stoking a Cub fan's creativity, doesn't it? This dramatic reinterpretation of a call into David Kaplan's post-game "Tenth Inning" show is the work of WGN listener Edwardo, who was clearly inspired by Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers."
I noticed that too about Soler's front foot. Instead of stepping forward he basically is only able to lift it and return to same spot ... minimizes movement and noise in the swing I'm guessing. And with as much strength and size as he has it must work just fine.
Baez almost took a low slider out of the park. I know he wants to hit those, but to be successful he'll really need to start laying off those because they're reaching the point where they can throw them in the dirt and he swings at them. Those high fastballs, too. I do think it'll come but sometimes he makes me worry. That was a nice double, tho. I liked the Renteria consolation routine. He also almost went deep on Chapman, just got under it a bit and popped out to the wall - that's a pop out when Baez makes contact with a Chapman pitch.
BRENT: Son is a contact hitter with a line-drive stroke... good bunter... no HR power... has above-average speed and is a good baserunner and base-stealer... athletic but erratic middle-infielder with above-average range and decent arm strength... definitely better at 2B than SS... needs to work on the finer points of infield play... I think he got promoted to either Daytona or Tennessee on Wednesday, but the transaction hasn't been announced yet...