There’s not a better clutch hitter on the Cubs than Aramis. Period.
The more dramatic the situation it’s all the better for Ramirez. Brewers, White Sox, Cardinals–Aramis has tagged each for dramatic game-winning hits.
I’ll continue to say the Cubs’ third baseman is one of the most under appreciated players in all of baseball. Why, I don’t know?
He’s solid defensively, is a situational hitter, hits for average, hits for power and most importantly, hits in the clutch.
Aramis has 11 RBIs, eight of which have come with two outs. He was again the difference maker Saturday going 3-for-4 with 3 RBI.
Today was all about the walks, none bigger than Soriano’s free pass setting up Aramis’ game-winning blast.
Back track to the fifth where Soriano and Fukudome draw walks setting up D-Lee’s double to tie the game at 4-4.
The following inning Soto walks and scores the go-ahead run on Miles’ RBI single.
On the flip side, St. Louis draws leadoff walks in the both the 10th & 11th innings, but can’t drive in the go-ahead run. Huge break for the Cubs.
Cotts relieves Dempster in the seventh and promptly issues back-to-back walks. Marmol, thankfully, gets out of the jam persevering a one-run lead.
Why can’t this Cubs bullpen get the messages? THROW STRIKES!
The Cardinals lineup is going to get its runs, so it’s up to Chicago to wear out the Cards’ pen.
Cubs didn’t take advantage Thursday and lost. Friday and Saturday the Cubs rally against the bullpen for victories. The same goes for Sunday night.
Accuweather.com says there’s a 60-plus percent chance for rain Sunday evening. Any weather delays and I’ll be checking out the new Captain Morgan Club (this time I’ll have my camera and will post a few pics of the new digs).
- Notes: Cubs (7-4) Tied 1st
- W: Guzman (1-0) L: Reyes (0-1)
- Of Soriano’s five home runs this season four have put the Cubs ahead on the scoreboard.
- In his three starts this season Ryan Dempster has allowed three home runs.
- The right-hander was a guest ‘Shoot the Puck’ contestant during the Blackhawks playoff game against Calgary Saturday night. Hawks won 3-2 and lead the best of seven series (2-0).
- Jay Cutler drops the ceremonial first puck at the Hawks game Thursday night and then sings the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Saturday.