Cubs 2, Reds 8 (4/20/14)

OSS: Carl Newhouse isn’t a very good pitcher, and the Cubs as a collective aren’t a very good hitter. Three Up 1. Anthony Rizzo went 2-3 with 2 walks. It’s hard to ask for a lot more than that. 2. Emilio Bonifacio went 2-4 with a walk and a double. He also stole a base and was caught stealing. Bonifacio went ice cold after being red hot, so it was nice to see another good game...
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Cubs' Anthony Rizzo in Sunday's lineup

When Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo came out of Saturday's game with back spams, neither he nor his manager, Rick Renteria, was certain if Rizzo would play on Sunday. Now we know the answer. Rizzo is in the Cubs lineup as of 45 minutes before game time on Sunday. MLB Lineups posted the Cubs' batting order.4/20 @Cubs lineup vs CIN Bonifacio CF Sweeney LF Rizzo...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo (back spasms) pulled from game

Due to back spasms, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo did not come on to the field for the 8th inning of today's game against the Cincinnati Reds. Mike Olt moved from third base to first base and Luis Valbuena came in to play third as the Cubs won the game 8-4. According to Doug Padilla of, Rizzo said his back tightened up on him after making a stretch...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo hits actual meatballs (VIDEO)

MLB Fan Cave There isn’t a good hitter who has ever played baseball who wanted to crush an opposing pitcher’s meatball.  Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had the opportunity to crush some when MLB Fan Cave served up meatballs smothered in marinara to Rizzo in a shopping center parking lot. We have received word that Prince Fielder actually the Fan Cave’s first choice, but...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo takes batting practice with REAL meatballs!

The team over at MLB Fan Cave came up with a wonderful idea – have Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo take batting practice with actual meatballs. Donning an apron, Rizzo went through with it and demolished every meatball that came his way. Check out the hilarious (and messy) clip below! The post WATCH: Anthony Rizzo takes batting practice with REAL meatballs! appeared first on...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo Takes Batting Practice With Meatballs

That’s one tasty meatball! Chicago Cubs first-baseman Anthony Rizzo decided baseballs were too easy to hone his hand eye coordination, so the slugger sought out something smaller. Rizzo who has family ties to the Sicilian town of Ciminna went back to his roots crushing tasty meatballs instead of taking the traditional batting practice. The forecast for today’s Cubs game is...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Cubs’ 1B Anthony Rizzo hit meatballs, literally (video)

It’s just another regular day, hitting meatballs with Chicago Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo.
Via The MLB Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Chicago Cubs will make the playoffs

The Chicago Cubs have not been to the postseason since 2008. It seems to be expected that they will not make it again this year. However, one can’t exactly say they aren’t capable of being a surprise team. The Milwaukee Brewers have won nine in a row and own the best record in baseball. Few, if any, could’ve seen that coming. It remains to be seen if Milwaukee can keep its...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Rizzo getting laugh at lefties' expense

Jason Hammel got a laugh at Anthony Rizzo's expense Wednesday night after the Chicago Cubs' first baseman mistakenly congratulated Hammel on earning his first National League win. Hammel, who beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in his Cubs' debut on April 3 and won 27 games with the Colorado Rockies from 2009-11, shared Rizzo's mistake with the media. Although Rizzo tried...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs have some tough decisions to make

Anthony Rizzo must show progress in order for Dale Sveum to continue to manage the Cubs. The Chicago Cubs have some tough decisions to make after the 2013 decision comes to an end for the rebuilding franchise. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija is under club control until 2015, according to ESPN, but with long-term contracts given to young talents such as Anthony Rizzo and Starlin...
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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