Kyle Schwarber and his .186 batting average haven’t exactly been thrilling this season for the Chicago Cubs. Facing Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants, Schwarber smashed a ball completely out of Wrigley Field onto Sheffield Avenue. It was like it hitched a ride on a missile and landed 470 feet later.
Adam Jones brought up a milestone but the Minnesota Twins crushed the Baltimore Orioles 14-7 in MLB. Baltimore veteran Jones gave the Orioles a 5-0 lead with his 125th career home run at Camden Yards on Monday to become the park's all-time homer leader
This is the symbiotic relationship between the Cubs manager and the Chicago media. The Cubs shouldnt be covered like an NFL team, where every game leads to sweeping conclusions. In many ways, the San Francisco Giants are the model for business/baseball synergy, but even they couldnt make the playoffs the year after winning the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014, each time finishing at least eight games out of first place and dealing with the kind of hangover the Cubs are experiencing now, making this four-game series at Wrigley Field a reality check.