Soriano hit a pair of homers off D-backs starter Armando Galarraga, helping Carlos Zambrano and the Cubs to a 4-2 victory at Chase Field. Soriano now has nine long balls on the season — the most ever hit by a Cub during the month of April. And Soriano has one day left to add to that record as the two teams play again on Saturday.
I’m coming every day to the ballpark happy,” Soriano said. “I just want to be in the lineup. I feel better now than I have in a long time. Last year, my knee was still bothering me and I had a hard time [planting] my leg. Now, up at the plate, I’m confident in what I’m doing.”
Soriano led off both the fifth and seventh innings with homers, as the Cubs erased an early 2-0 deficit and ended a four-game losing streak.
Let’s hope, Soriano does not go back into one of his trademarked 0-157 ABs streaks and we’ll all be disappointed again. But, as there’s nothing more fun than a dialed in Soriano, let’s enjoy this while we can.
How desperate are the Cubs to not see empty bleachers on tv? So desperate that they’ve decided to offer bleacher bums the thing they want most in the world: Beer.
With baseball’s attendance down during the first month of the season, the Cubs will offer a few incentives any fan can rally around — T-shirts and discounted beer and hot dogs.
The team announced Friday a weekday promotion for fans sitting in the bleachers. On Tuesday, starting with the May 10 game againt the St. Louis Cardinals, select brands of beer will cost $3.
On Wednesdays, starting May 11, hot dogs will cost $1 and each Monday, beginning May 30 against the Houston Astros, bleacher-goers will receive a T-shirt.
I have a feeling the “select brands of beer” will be Bud Lite, Bud, and Blaatz, but hey, most people guzzled it down in college, so they can hold their noses and drink it now.
Cubs back at it tonight in Arizona. First pitch is 7:10 pm CT.