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Rizzo Kicks Off Second Half with Two Homers

July 19th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
By Tim Duxbury

DSCN0056 Anthony Rizzo from Flickr via Wylio? 2014 John, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio

The Chicago Cubs opened the second half against the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday and although they fell 5-4, Edwin Jackson had a productive start and Anthony Rizzo made one heck of a statement.  Rizzo had experienced a dip in his hitting in the month of July but the young first baseman went 2-4 yesterday with two home runs, his 21st and 22nd of the year. Rizzo also drove in three of the team's four runs.

Day in and day out, Rizzo has been a rock to lean on in the Cubs lineup and to come out of the all-star break and hit like he did yesterday is huge for the team. The Chicago Cubs are going to see a number of changes to their roster between now and the July 31st trade deadline but Rizzo’s consistently excellent play will make any and all changes to the roster much easier to bear, both for fans and players alike. Rizzo’s play this year has given the entire Cubs roster a boost and has given Cubs’ fans something to cheer about.

PETCOTA Projections predicts that Anthony Rizzo will hit 12 more home runs this year and the Cubs will need every single one of them.

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