A Day of Firsts: Cubs get First Win, Colvin Homers at First Major League AB, Soriano gets Nervous, Piniella Confused
The Cubs won their first game of the season, 2-1 against Atlanta Thursday Night.
Tyler Colvin homered at his first major league at-bat leaving many (including myself) to question trotting Soriano to start in LF; not because of the home run from Colvin but also because he had a great spring (.468 OBP, .753 SLG...ok, he had some strikeouts).
Although Soriano praised Colvin and his work ethic, he had this to say about Piniella's decision to rest him:
"I hope he can tell everybody the night before, because this game is tough mentally," he said. "If you can get a mental rest for one day, it's good for you. But he's the manager, and he doesn't make the lineup the day before, he makes it the same day we play."
Meanwhile...Lou is confused on what to do with his outfield.
Photo Courtesy of Chicago Tribune.