Cubs Offense Starting to Emerge

By Patrick Erickson

It was brutal to watch at times earlier this season but the Chicago Cubs offense is starting to get on a roll. Today’s 7-2 win over the Houston Astros helped demonstrate that.

It marked the fourth straight game the Cubs had scored six or more runs after not having reached even five since the season opener.

Chicago has a lot of talented players in the field so it seemed only a matter of time. Ryan Theriot has been hitting the ball extremely well lately, hits in his last 7 games after having none in the first 3 games of the season.

Kosuke Fukodome continues to hit the ball well in the season’s first couple months, sitting at over .320, even after going hitless in today’s game.

Everyone knows that Derek Lee will continue to hit, ranking right up there with Prince Fielder and Ryan Howard for the NL’s best first baseman behind Albert Pujols. Lee cranked a three-run homer today.

Even Alfonso Soriano is starting to come to life after a tough start to the season. All the Cubs need now is Aramis Ramirez to find his way and their lineup will be among the most potent in the division and league.

With a pretty good starting rotation in place a Cubs offense that continues at this pace will make them a serious contender with St. Louis for the division crown.

Now they just need their bullpen to stop surrendering the leads late in games.

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