Patrick Wisdom, Cubs offense finding groove in Colorado
After a slow start to the season, Patrick Wisdom is more than making up for it.
Wisdom went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and 2 RBI in Saturday’s 9-6 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field. Couple that with his 2 doubles from Friday night, and he’s 5-for-6 in his last two games.
That jumps his slash line from .048/.087/.048 going into Friday’s game to .222/.241/.370 after Saturday.
“I think it’s one of those things where you watch a guy getting his work in and they’re taking good swings, the rhythm looks nice, they’re driving the ball to the right part of the field in that early work session they had,” David Ross said. “It’s just one of those things, we can talk mechanics a lot, but sometimes just having that confidence and feeling good makes a big difference and you could definitely feel it in that session he had yesterday.”
It’s part of a Cubs offense that has been having success in the early part of the season. The team has a .783 OPS through 8 games. In the first three games of the series in Colorado, the team has 36 hits, including 15 extra-base hits. And that’s not just because of the hitter-friendly environment in the thin air of Colorado.
“I don’t wanna dismiss the good at-bats, [the] consistency,” Ross said. “But look up and down the lineup, guys are getting their pitches. The guys continue to have good at-bats.”