Raise your hands if you had the Chicago Cubs with the most productive offense in the National League after the first three weeks of play.
Yes, that’s right: with 114 runs scored, no one in the old circuit has crossed the plate more than them.
Only the Tampa Bay Rays with 133 have been more prolific when it comes to scoring runs.
On Friday, the Cubbies earned another win and scored 13 runs on Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Not bad, huh?
Their record is now 12-7, and they have been one of the best stories in MLB.
Their offense has been carrying most of the weight.
“The @Cubs have scored 10+ runs in 6 of their last 15 games!” MLB tweeted.
The @Cubs have scored 10+ runs in 6 of their last 15 games! pic.twitter.com/xl9q5iug7T
— MLB (@MLB) April 21, 2023
That’s not too shabby.
In fact, the productive lineup has fueled the team’s highly successful +48 run differential.
The leader of the Cubs’ charge has been Patrick Wisdom.
The infielder has eight home runs and is slugging a cool .708 in the early going.
The rejuvenated Cody Bellinger is slashing a great .290/.367/.507 and has four homers and three steals.
Other players such as Ian Happ, Nico Hoerner, Dansby Swanson, and Seiya Suzuki have been excellent, too.
We don’t know to what extent this kind of offensive production is sustainable, but for now, let’s give credit where it’s due.
And if Eric Hosmer and Trey Mancini keep struggling, the Cubs can always call up first base prospect Matt Mervis.
Can the Cubs contend for a playoff spot in the NL Central?
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