Chicago Cubs fans are going to love this new stat for third baseman Patrick Wisdom, who has been on fire.
In late-May, the Chicago Cubs chose to call-up third baseman Patrick Wisdom from Triple-A Iowa as a corresponding move after Matt Duffy went on the injured list. Ever since, Wisdom has been the spark in Chicago’s batting order, with him most recently winning NL Player of the Week. On Monday night, Wisdom continued to impress, based off this latest stat that will make Cubs fans smile from ear to ear.
During Chicago’s road game against the New York Mets, Wisdom belted his ninth home run of the season off Trevor May to cut the team’s deficit to 5-2. in the seventh inning. As a result, Wisdom now joins Hank Sauer as the only Cubs players to hit nine or more home runs in their first 20 games with the team since 1901.
Cubs: Patrick Wisdom joins history books with latest home run
Prior to being promoted to the Cubs roster, Wisdom was putting up solid slugging numbers with the Iowa Cubs. Through eight games, the third baseman accumulated a .353 on-base percentage and .560 slugging percentage, while recording three home runs and 11 RBI.
Wisdom hit his first home run with the Cubs in a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 27, his third game with the team. From there, he would win the aforementioned Player of the Week honors for the week of June 6, where he went 10-for-23 with six home runs while accumulating a 1.719 OPS.
With Monday’s game in the books, Wisdom is now slashing .333/.390/.870 with nine homers, 13 RBI, 12 runs scored and 18 hits.
It only took his first 20 games with the Cubs for Wisdom to enter the franchise’s history books.