9/9 Hoffpauir's day

Micah Hoffpauir was able to smile after Wednesday’s game. He came into the Cubs’ series finale against the Pirates 1-for-9 on the road trip, and was batting .217 since he rejoined the big league club. In Wednesday’s 8-5 win, he hit a solo homer, a sacrifice fly, a double, and scored three runs.

Going down to the Minors for a stretch helped, Hoffpauir said.

“Getting away from it a little bit, kind of helps,” he said. “Getting away from the hustle and bustle of everything and being able to clear your head makes a difference for me.”

He broke camp with the Cubs and batted .314 in the first 28 games, but was .179 since May 22. His approach in the final month?

“I was going to have as much fun as I could in the last month and change,” Hoffpauir said.

So, he’s back. At least for one day.

“I felt really good at the beginning of the year and felt good today, nice and relaxed and slow,” he said. “Hopefuly, I can stick with that and remember how I did that today going forward.”

— Carrie Muskat

1 Comment

Here’s the bittler pill to swallow-there are only a few players on this current roster that would interest other teams. Two of which are Zambrano and Lee. If brainiac Hendry can pull off a package that would involve Soriano and or Bradley but must include Zambrano or Lee he needs to do it in order to undo the almost irrepairable damage he created by signing Soriano and Bradley to begin with. It would be tough to see Lee go but at least we have a REASONABLE replacement in a platoon of Hoffpauir and Fox.
Something we did not have in place for the DeRosa departure. All this could have been avoided if the Cubs had a better GM.

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