“I want to wake up in that city
That doesn’t sleep
And find I’m king of the hill
Top of the heap”
The Cubs are channeling Frank Sinatra this morning after another huge win.
The Cubs are on a roll. Two wins in a row and Edwin Jackson gets his third win of the season. Cubs down the Mets 6-3. They played tough and they played smart.
The big bat of Anthony “Tony” Rizzo came alive getting three hits and two runs.
David Dejesus left the game after crashing into the wall. It looked bad, but I know he’ll be back soon.
The big news of the night is Edwin Jackson. He finally, well sort of looked like the big bucks guy the Cubs invested in the off season.
“The conviction on all his pitches, and his velocity and all that stuff,” Dale Sveum said. “But you could see the conviction in the pitches and not trying to be a pitcher as much as just a stuff guy — getting guys out with his stuff.”
That’s right, he got the job done and that’s what it’s all about. Nothing fancy, just working the counts.
“You get those early runs and it’s definitely a luxury,” Jackson said. “More times than not it’s going to be close games and you have to pitch mistake-free or pretty close to it. To get an offensive explosion like tonight is definitely great.”
This marks Edwin’s second win in a row and hopefully he’s onto something good.
Nate Schierholtz had another great game and continues to be the Cubs “Secret Weapon” He got things going with a Home Run in the first inning. I really hope he gets voted into the All Star Game because he’s really making a case for himself.
Although Starlin Castro had a good game the other night, he continues his up and down play getting a goose egg yesterday. Starlin, you have to be better than that.
So, even though the Cubs have a long way to go, if they continue to play like they did last night, things could get Wild.
The series continues today when Scott Feldman gets the ball at 2:10 eastern. It should be a dandy.
That is the word “dandy”