8/22 LaHair connects
It’s been a long time between home runs for Bryan LaHair. On Wednesday, he hit his first blast since July 4, connecting on a leadoff homer in the seventh in the Cubs’ 3-2 loss to the Brewers.
“Any time you can get a result after hard work, it shows hard work can pay off,” LaHair said. “I’ll take it.”
He’s gone from being the Cubs’ starting first baseman and All-Star to a spot starter in right field and left-handed bat off the bench.
“It’s definitely tough,” LaHair said. “It’s not something I’m used to, and not something I like. I’m trying to do the best job I can possibly do.”
What about next year?
“I just want to be in the big leagues, I want the opportunity and whatever opportunity comes my way, I’m going to try to do the best I can,” he said.
— Carrie Muskat