Schwarber Continues To Impress
Schwarber’s future excites Cubs fans as well as team management. Among his first 15 home runs, four have put his club in the lead and two were game tying blasts—including that first career four bagger off the Cleveland right-hander whose name escaped me . . . Danny Salazar. That may be a name for trivia buffs to remember if Schwarber becomes the home run hitter he has shown during his rookie campaign.
“He’s certainly been impressive,” manager Joe Maddon said about Schwarber. “He has a nice approach and hits the ball to all fields with great power.” The power to all fields is evident in his 15 homers, with four being hit to left-center, two to left field, four to right field, two to right-center and three to center field.
In his first two-plus months of play in the majors, Schwarber already has three multi-homer games and 13 multi-hit games, including two four-hit contests.
With two home runs in the Cubs’ 7-4 victory over the Phillies on Friday night (Sept. 11), Schwarber became the 10th player in big league history to hit 15 or more homers in his first 51 big league games.
Schwarber has 15 homers, 46 hits, 41 RBI and 44 runs scored in his first 51 contests, and if he kept up that pace through 162 games his totals would read, 48 homers, 146 hits, 130 RBI and 140 runs scored.
Not bad for his first taste of big league pitching, not bad at all . . .just ask Danny Salazar and the 13 other pitchers who Schwarber has victimized.
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