Fukudome is Fukidominating
I don’t care what part of the season it is you never want to get swept and you never want to get swept by a divisional foe and you most certainly don’t ever want to get swept by the Cards. Well maybe that last part is more for the fans.
Everyone left him for dead but Kosuke Fukudome is Fuki-dominating. To be sure, those same people will point to last year’s nose dive and they might have a point there. But for now Cubs fans are thankful he’s getting it done, especially with the non-existent Milton Bradley and the slow starts of Derrek Lee, Geo Soto & Mike Fontenot.
Fukudome is leading the team in walks (13), on-base percentage (.481), RBI (15), average (.371), OPS (1.162), doubles (6) and hits (23). He’s second on the Cubs in homers (4), runs (14), slugging (.661) and total bases (41). He’s also seen more pitches than any Cub and averages more pitches per plate appearance than any Cub.
The point is this: no matter what happens to him from here on out, without his hot start the Cubs would be starting May from the cellar of the NL Central.
Maybe Fukudome will earn that All-Star appearance this year.