Don’t forget about the World Champions

From May – August 26th the season has been about the Dodgers with the Cubs barely keeping in contact of the postseason.  The Dodgers are trying to fight off the Nationals for the best record in the NL but the team that no one should be sleeping on are the Cubs.

The offense is in high gear and it wasn’t just the Mets they beat up on.

39 runs in the past three games against the Met pitching but five times they have scored at least 14 runs since August 26th.

Kyle Schwarber is now doing what we expected him to do. He is not just a Sept darling he’s has been mashing since he came back from the minor leagues. Note to Joc, that is what you are supposed to do when you are a major league hitter and go back to AAA. Find your swing, return, and mash.

They are doing this with their two best hitters Rizzo and Bryant just paddling along, not quite doing their share of the rowing.

Player               Split Year   OPS PA HR   BA  OBP  SLG
Rene Rivera       Sept/Oct 2017 1.084 21  1 .368 .400 .684
Albert Almora     Sept/Oct 2017 1.042 24  2 .333 .333 .708
Kyle Schwarber    Sept/Oct 2017 1.029 29  2 .346 .414 .615
Javier Baez       Sept/Oct 2017  .896 43  2 .308 .357 .538
Ben Zobrist       Sept/Oct 2017  .889 45  0 .333 .444 .444
Anthony Rizzo     Sept/Oct 2017  .845 51  1 .286 .392 .452
Kris Bryant       Sept/Oct 2017  .792 56  1 .239 .357 .435
Jason Heyward     Sept/Oct 2017  .769 47  2 .262 .340 .429
Ian Happ          Sept/Oct 2017  .731 44  2 .231 .295 .436
Alex Avila        Sept/Oct 2017  .693 21  0 .188 .381 .313
Jon Jay           Sept/Oct 2017  .536 36  0 .219 .286 .250
Victor Caratini   Sept/Oct 2017  .425 10  0 .125 .300 .125
Tommy La Stella   Sept/Oct 2017  .259 16  0 .071 .188 .071

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/15/2017.

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1 Comment

  1. 68elcamino427

    Yes

    L Lester
    R Lackey
    R Hendricks
    L Quintana
    L Montgomery

    Lester is the only pitcher in the group posting lackluster numbers the past 30 Days.

    The Cubs are hitting LHP very well.
    Not as strong vs RHP, this could dog the Cubs vs the Nationals RH staff.

    Not counting the Cubs out by any means.

    Like

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