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Cub Tracks goes down swinging

The latest episode in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. This one strikes out on its own.

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Welcome to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™, featuring material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball.

How is Alfonso Rivas only batting in the .210s? He seems to have a hit every game. Apparently it only seems so, though. He sure does hit the ball hard, though. People are already calling for him to take his bat back to Iowa. Christopher Morel will be the new poster boy if he isn’t already.

Wasn’t the Cubs’ day. They’ll try again tomorrow, but the Diamondbacks more and more seem like the old Houston Astros used to be — the Cubs never seemed to beat them. I almost turned off Pat and Ron after Josh Rojas swatted one of his long drives off Mychal Givens, but I held on. Cubbies sure are streaky.

Jed Hoyer said a few syllables. We’ll cover that and other related events. Read on.

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