The Cubs got a ninth-inning homer from Ryan Court and defeated the Rockies.
But Court is making a case for him to become the Cubs’ emergency injury backup infielder at Triple-A Iowa. His ninth-inning homer broke a tie and gave the Cubs a 5-4 win over the Rockies at Talking Stick in front of a much smaller crowd than Sunday’s at the same ballpark (9,294 on a gorgeous Monday with temperatures in the 70s).
Court, who has played everywhere in the infield this spring as Joe Maddon and the coaches get a look at him, is hitting .462/.563/1.077 (1.639 OPS). He’s 6-for-13 with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and a stolen base.
Yes, I am well aware those numbers don’t mean much. And yes, I am also well aware that Court is doing all this mashing against mostly minor-league pitching.
But at 29, maybe he’s the guy who can come to the big-league Cubs for a week or two if needed if anyone’s injured. Court is a Chicago-area native (Dundee-Crown High School …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue