I’m buying a Bobby Scales tee-shirt.
His pinch-hit bomb in the seventh–his first MLB home run–reminded me of Felix Pie’s dramatic three-run shot against the Mets on Apr. 21 last year. Although, Pie was sent down less than a month later.
Scales, on the other hand, is off to an impressive start. A five-game hitting streak which includes a home run, triple, three runs scored and a .429 average to boot!
He’s making the most of his opportunity and, making it tough on the Cubs to send him back to Iowa. I hope he stays in Chicago all summer.
The Cubs’ roster won’t get healthy in the next three days. But, there’s a big opportunity for Chicago to get healthy in the standings while facing San Diego at Wrigley this week.
The Pads are a woeful (13-19) overall and coming off a stretch of 17 games played in 17 days. They finished the run (4-13).
They’re also (5-13) on the road this season. And, not since Jake Peavy’s win against the Mets on April 16th has the starting rotation recorded a single victory–(0-9).
Thus, many reasons for the Cubs to look forward to this three-game set.
Tim Lincecum is now (23-1) when he gets three or more runs of support. Marshall gave him that in the first inning — game over.
Not to mention, the Giants are (11-0) when scoring first. Nothing Marshall could do after the first to change that mark either.
Can’t fault the Cub hitters. Lincecum was on his game. All told, 113 pitches, 70-percent going for strikes.
You can’t play from behind and expect to win against this guy…at least not when he’s living up to his reputation on the bump like Tuesday afternoon.
Special day for Bobby Scales. Thrilled to see him in the starting lineup. And, he played well on both sides of the ball.
If Bobby never sees another major league at-bat, which seems unlikely, at least he can hang his hat on getting a hit off the reigning Cy Young Award winner — a single down the left field line in the fifth.
Hats off to the Cubs fan who tossed Scales’ first hit back into the dugout. Makes Chicago fans look smart, which they are. Tampa fans should take note.