Yаn Gomeѕ Returnѕ Aѕ Chісаgo Cubѕ Sorely Mіѕѕed Hіm

Looking at the Chicago Cubs offense, it’s clear that they followed the treasure map and found their bats in the 10-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. In the red-hot NL Central, dealing with offensive woes isn’t going to make a postseason journey more feasible.

That appeared to be over and also one man made his triumphant return: Yan Gomes.

Gomes has been on the IL since he suffered a concussion and was on the list retroactive to May 2nd. The 35-year-old returned and is having one of the best seasons of his career.

The catcher is slugging .324/.347/.592 – arguably one of the best seasons for him in recent years. At his three at-bats, he sent one sailing and netted two RBIs. It brings his 2023 season total to six homers and 15 RBIs in 20 games played.

To put that in perspective, he hit eight homers in all of 2022. In 162 games.

We’re 35 games in and he has six. Luck or not, he’s a needed piece back in the Cubs puzzle.

Gomes is only striking out 12.0 percent of his at-bats, this is also a career-best for him. Now granted, this is a small sample size of the season but one that is a positive for the Cubs.

Gomes’ return will put Tucker Barnhart out of the batting order and he’s not going to be sorely missed. Barnhart only slashed .182/.245/.205 in 49 plate appearances.

Chicago is going to massively benefit from the veteran returning. With Gomes, the Cubs are 12-7 when he’s playing versus 5-12 without him. The pitching staff has been better with him behind the plate and he’s a reliable hitter.

As there also seems to be no more health issues for now with Gomes, expect the Cubs to be more of a contending force as they progress past the 35-game mark.

Related Posts

Dodgerѕ get рromіѕіng Julіo Urіаѕ uрdаte аfter IL рlасement

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed SP Julio Urias on the 15-day IL with a hamstring strain on Saturday. Fortunately, the “initial hope” is that Urias will be able to immediately return once…

Juѕtіn Steele, Cubѕ tаke on ѕtreаky Phіllіeѕ

Following an exceptional start to the season, Justin Steele has come back down to earth for the Chicago Cubs. Facing a host Philadelphia Phillies club eyeing another…

Red Sox reрortedly ‘tаkіng trаde саllѕ’ on former toр рroѕрeсt

Trade rumors swirled around Bobby Dalbec back in December, and Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe (Twitter link) now writes that the Red Sox are still “taking trade calls on”…

Ex-Yаnkeeѕ OF Clіnt Frаzіer returnіng to the mаjorѕ

He’s back. When last we saw former Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier, he had been released by the Texas Rangers and signed to a minor-league contract by the Chicago White Sox — another…

Thіngѕ Gettіng Worѕe For Former Cy Young Wіnner іn Jараn

Former National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer is being demoted to the minor leagues by the Yokohama Baystars of the Nippon Professional Baseball League. Former…

Red Sox Trаde Veterаn Outfіelder To Yаnkeeѕ For Intrіguіng Young Pіtсher

Boston was forced to make a move due to a contractual agreement The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees made a rare cross-rivalry trade to take…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *