In Cubs news today, top rookie Anthony Rizzo has been named the National League Rookie of the Month for July. The first baseman led NL rookies in hits with 32, home runs with 7, RBIs with 17 and total bases with 55. His seven homers were the most by a Cubs rookie in a calendar month since Mel Hall set the record with nine in August of 1983.
|Anthony Rizzo has been named NL Rookie of the Month for July (photo from cubs.com)|
In other baseball news today, MLB's Facebook and Twitter accounts were hacked earlier today. For a full listing of the hacked posts, here's a link to Deadspin.com.
Former Cub Ryan Dempster will make his first start tonight since being traded just minutes before the MLB trade deadline on July 31st to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers will face the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas at 7:05pm CT. It sure will be strange to see Demp in another team's uniform, but I wish him nothing but the best.
|We'll miss you in Chicago, Ryan!|
Villanueva, 21, is batting .285 with 19 double, one triple, 10 homers and 59 RBi in 100 games with Single-A Myrtle Beach this season. He has a .356 on-base percentage and a .421 slugging percentage.
|The Cubs acquired infielder Christian Villanueva in the Ryan Dempster trade|
|The Cubs acquired pitcher Kyle Hendricks in the Ryan Dempster trade|