Kosuke cleans up

With injured Aramis Ramirez sitting, Cubs’ rightfielder Kosuke Fukudome found himself batting cleanup yesterday which probably surprised him more than anyone.  After starting out the season with a bang with a dinger in the first game of the season, he’s been homerless since.  He’s batted primarily in the fifth spot and done well there batting .350. 

The results from yesterday’s experiment in the fourth spot were positive for Kosuke.  He rapped 2 doubles and overall went 3 for 5 with 2 rbis and a run.  They helped from a team perspective, too.  The Cubs spanked the first place Cardinals 9-3, only their second win in six games.

We’ll see if Skipper Lou will continue this plan of batting KFuk cleanup.  If it gets us runs (and more importantly wins), I’m all for it. 

Confidential to Rich Hill: Hurry back!  My APBA team will need the pitching starts next year. K, thx!

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