It only happens in the movies

We’re about 3 weeks into the MLB season and it’s apparent that the Chicago Cubs will not win the World Series again. So what’s a fan to do? Well we go to the world of Videogames to see this franchise accomplish something worthwhile besides the picking 1st in the draft.

And the video game of choice this season is none other than MLB The Show, 2013 edition. After downloading the OSFM rosters, I was ready to go with the 2013 season.

Below is the Opening Day Roster

Pitching Rotation

  1. Jeff Samardzija
  2. Edwin Jackson
  3. Andrew Cashner(Acquired via trade for Matt Garza)
  4. Pierce Johnson
  5. Dillon Maples

Batting Order

  • CF- Albert Almora
  • 2B- Javier Baez
  • SS- Starlin Castro
  • 1B- Anthony Rizzo
  • RF- Jorge Soler
  • LF- Brett Jackson
  • C- Wellington Castillo
  • 3B- Josh Vitters

Bench 

  • OF- David Dejesus
  • IF- Darwin Barney
  • OF- Alfonso Soriano
  • C- Dioner Navarro
  • OF/1B- Nate Schierholtz
  • OF- Scott Hairston

Bullpen

  • Scott Feldman
  • Kyuji Fujikawa 
  • Carlos Marmol
  • James Russell
  • Shawn Camp
  • Hisanori Takahashi

April

The month started off with Cubs GM Mo trading SP Matt Garza to San Diego for SP Andrew Cashner. A few games into the season the Cubs sent CP Carlos Marmol to Baltimore for Prospect SP Kevin Gausman.

There would be more shuffling of the roster as a week into the season Anthony Rizzo and Josh Vitters each went down with injuries, Shoulder separation and Broken Leg respectively.

The Starting pitching decided to step up and carry the load, with Rookie Dillon Maples winning his 1st 4 starts with less than sub 1 ERA. Hitting wise, Brett Jackson, Jorge Soler and Starlin Castro were the key contributors, Soler leading the team in HR and RBI(6, 15) Jackson in OBP(.422)  and Castro in hits and Steals(38,10)

Another rookie to step up was Albert Almora who is tied for the lead in RBI with 15. But it wasnt all good news for the kids, as Javier Baez struggled and was sent down to Iowa to work on his hitting and fielding.

The team is off to a 16-12 start, a game and half back of first, lets see if there is improvement in the months to come.

Brett Jackson ends the month in Style, WALK OFF!

What to Watch For

  • Shameless Marathon
  • IT’S THE DRAFT, EVERYONE MOVE TO CANADA!
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