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Monday, July 23rd, 2018



There’s a few great things about the Cubs taking the first series of the year. It was against a division rival and on the road. Even though we are just 3 games in, that is always big in my opinion.

But the best thing about the series was that Fukudome turned it on last night in a big way. He homered, doubled, walked, stole a base and scored 4 runs. He was 4-5.

I realize that Russ Ortiz and Brian Moehler aren’t studs on the mound, but if Fukudome did that against the batting practice pitcher it’s worth noting. Certainly if he can be ripped for a poor spring training, he can be celebrated for an excellent regular season game.

Not only am I in this guy’s corner and I want him to succeed, as a Cubs fan I think we need him to win. With Soriano and Bradley in the corners, it’s likely that there will be times when the Cubs are without the services of one of them, and hopefully not both at the same time. Soriano played in 109 games last year. Bradley played in 126, but just 20 of those were in the outfield.

So Fukudome’s bat will be needed. Last night’s performance was a good start.

  • dhaab

    Leave it to the Zoner to write a blog about Fukodome after he has 1 good game. What I’d like to know is when is the last time he had an offensive game like this? I would guess it was sometime last April. LOL

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Hmmm…you found it ok to talk about his poor spring training and Andruw Jones. There’s your lol

  • dhaab

    Hmmm…one game equals a month of spring training games?
    I’m sure at this point you have to hang on to anything you can, though.

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