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CHICAGO -- Neither Anthony Rizzo nor his manager could have asked for much more Tuesday night. Making his Cubs debut, Rizzo went 2-for-4 and broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI double in the fourth inning as Chicago beat the New York Mets 5-3 at Wrigley Field. The 22-year-old Rizzo, called up from the minor leagues earlier in the day, legged out a double to left-center field to send the Cubs to their second consecutive victory in the three-game series. The Mets have dropped four in a row. The Cubs added an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth. Reliever Scott Maine earned his first major league victory, and Carlos Marmol notched the 100th save of his career and his fifth this season. Rizzo, whom the Cubs obtained from San Diego in a January trade, had an infield single in the first inning. He grounded out in the third and flied out in the seventh. The Cubs, who improved to 26-48, are looking for some added offense from Rizzo, who played in 49 games for the Padres last season, ...
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It was nice of the Cubs to start Wells to temper any real expectation we may have had for tonight's game.
As everyone knows by now, Anthony Rizzo has...
Last season, Anthony Rizzo, then in the Padres organization, absolutely bombarded Pacific Coast League pitching to the tune of .331/.404/.632 with 26 long balls in 413 plate appearances. However, once he reached the big leagues, the mammoth production halted. In 153 plate appearances for the Friars, Rizzo hit .141/.281/.242 with only one home run and a 30-percent strikeout rate....
There have been rumblings for awhile now that the Cubs wanted to call up their star prospect, first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Now it seems the Cubs are finally ready.
Rizzo is supposed to be called up Tuesday although he is unlikely to face Johan Santana, which is completely understandable. I don’t think I’d want my young lefty getting owned in his first major league game. But it’s...
Cubs fans have not had much to cheer about when it comes to the 2012 team. With an abysmal record, a fire sale on the horizon and guys like Jeff Baker and Luis Valbuena seeing significant playing time, fans have been just looking for something to cling to as a reason to get excited.
Well, that item has arrived, as the Cubs’ top prospect, Anthony Rizzo, made his debut last night...
The Iowa Cubs announced that Cubs top prospect, 22-year-old first baseman Anthony Rizzo, will join the big-league club today.
Anthony Rizzo had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run in his first game with the Chicago Cubs, who rallied for a 5-3 victory over the sliding New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Rizzo's two-out double drove in Steve Clevenger in the fourth, making it 4-3 and sending the Mets to their fourth straight loss - matching a season high. Rizzo was called up earlier in the day for his...
Update: the Des Moines Register is reporting that Cubs uber-prospect Anthony Rizzo was taken out of last night’s Iowa Cubs game in the 4th inning, and is being called up to the parent club. So far, there hasn’t been word from the big league team as of yet. So this is call-up for real, and not an error/publicity stunt like last time?
What we wrote on Memorial Day weekend:
The Chicago Cubs will probably lose 105+ games this season (the club record is 103), so in this most dreadful of seasons tonight was pretty much their Super Bowl. It’s the first “green shoot” of the Theo Epstein- Jed Hoyer regime, a huge night for Cubs fans and the long term view. And a reason for extra media to show up.
With over a century on ineptitude, Cub fans are always...
First off, my apologies for the lack of a DD over the last two days. I had some very interesting computer problems. Technology just hates me this month. Anyway, last night in the Cubs-Mets game, highly touted Cubs first base prospect Anthony Rizzo made his Chicago debut. Hitting in the three hole in the Cubs lineup, Rizzo lived up to the lofty expectations (at least for one...
Cubs starter Randy Wells didn’t last long in this one, but four Chicago relievers held the Mets scoreless for the last six innings of this one. Wells only went three innings, but Gee couldn’t get through more than five, and Anthony Rizzo’s fourth inning RBI double turned out to be the difference in the 5-3 Cubs win.
Gee got through the first two innings without much issue...