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CI Recap (3/1/17) – Cubs 7, Royals 3: Eddie Butler Allows HR, Beans Jorge Soler (Except Not Really Like That)

Alcides Escobar got into Eddie Butler‘s first offering and yanked it foul. Then he blasted the second pitch he saw over the wall in left-center. From that point on, the Ed Sheeran lookalike pitching for the Cubs was seeing fire from his castle on the hill. Even after retiring the next five Royals he faced, Butler was still ready to serve up justice.

You know how they say that when you get locked up, you need to pick out the biggest dude in the yard and go after him to prove you’re not a punk? Well, dudes don’t come much bigger than Jorge Soler. Eager to prove his worth to his new teammates, Butler went right after one of their old teammates.

Okay, so it wasn’t really like that. I mean, Butler did cut loose a fastball that rode in and caught Soler in the shoulder. The location wasn’t great, but it was nice to see the 94 mph velo just the same. I’m betting the big Cuban will be moving extra gingerly after taking that heater to arm from a red-haired guy.

The Cubs’ offense today came pretty much exclusively from role players …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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