As his frustrations mounted during this season's first few weeks, Freddie Freeman had trouble convincing nearly everyone, including his own father, that his previously injured right wrist was healthy. But those who have watched Freeman take swings over the course of the past week certainly haven't had any reason to be concerned about the wrist.
Anthony Rizzo smacked a tiebreaking RBI single with one out in the eighth inning and Matt Szczur followed with his first career grand slam to lift the Cubs to a 6-1 victory over the Braves on Friday at Wrigley Field. With the win, the Cubs are now 17-5 and off to their best start since the 1907 team was 18-4 in its first 22 games.
As the Braves near the end of the Bud Norris experiment, it looks like Mike Foltynewicz will get another opportunity to prove that he can live up to the tremendous hype that surrounded him at this time last year, when he stood as Atlanta's top pitching prospect.