Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Rizzo's status secure?
By Jason A. Churchill
Anthony Rizzo is on a hot streak that has probably ended all questions about whether or not he'll be sent to the minors to iron out things. The 24-year-old has a 7-game hitting streak after Monday's 3-for-4 effort versus the Texas Rangers.
Furthermore, Rizzo has seven doubles and a long ball in his last nine game and is batting .262/.348/.557 for the year.
Not only is Rizzo earning his keep in the majors, he now ranks third in the National League in OPS among first baseman, and leads NL first sackers in home runs and RBI.
Quite realistically, Rizzo could make the all-star team with such numbers. So much for the ice cold start, eh?