Jake Arrieta, Edwin Jackson and Travis Wood are expected to open the second half against the Diamondbacks in Phoenix, although the exact order hasn't been finalized.
"I had no idea," said Rizzo, a first time All Star who will join shortstop Starlin Castro and former Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, who was traded to the Athletics on July 4. "It's great, it's awesome. On top of (victory), what could be better?"
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That includes Dan Straily, who was acquired from the Athletics in the Samardzija trade Friday. Straily could make two more starts at Iowa and be lined up to pitch on July 22, but the Cubs are assessing their options.
RBIs a remarkable improvement over his .233 batting average. Rizzo is only three home runs shy of equaling his 2013 total.
for the first game back."
Renteria broke the news that Anthony Rizzo won the National League Final Vote to Tuesday's All Star Game in Minneapolis that completed an eventful four days and capped a remarkable first half comeback for the Cubs' first baseman.
CINCINNATI Manager Rick Renteria called a team meeting after Thursday's 6 4, 12 inning victory that ignited a loud roar from the visitor's clubhouse.
his game winning, two run triple, though he was thrown out trying for an inside the park home run. Castro has reached safely in 25 of his last 28 games since June 12. Chris Coghlan batted .381 (8 for 21) during the five game series against the Reds. Blake Parker earned his second major league victory with three strikeouts in two innings. The Cubs tied their largest come from behind victory this season, matching the three run deficit they overcame in a triumph over the Marlins in Miami on June 16.
Rizzo hit three home runs since the campaign started Sunday night and currently has a .277 batting average with 20 home runs and 49 Nike Shoes New Arrivals
Rotation rumblings: The four day All Star break that starts Monday, combined with a scheduled day off on July 21, will give the Cubs plenty to consider as they evaluate which Triple A Iowa pitchers should receive starts against the Padres on July 22 24.
"It's good for the kids in the minors to see young kids in the big leagues and don't think they're that far away to being here next year," Rizzo said. "The more All Stars you have, the better off you are as an organization so I just want to continue to get better. I know Castro and everyone else does, too."
"There's still some maneuverability," said Renteria, who didn't rule out any of the Iowa starters as candidates.
"Everyone is proud of them, and they should enjoy this particular time," Renteria said. "It's a tremendous feat.''
Rizzo and Castro will be presented with their All Star jerseys before Friday's game against the Braves at Wrigley Field.
Arrieta plans to stay sharp during the break as he will get at least six days of rest between starts.
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The fact he will join Castro, who batted only .245 last season, signals a significant accomplishment for the organization after both players, each 24, slumped last season after receiving contract extensions through the 2019 season.
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