๐Ÿ˜ฑ Hip-Check! Stroman’s Unexpected Timeout & Cubs’ Bat Flames ๐Ÿ”ฅ

TL;DR: All-Star Marcus Stroman’s hip isn’t vibing, putting him on a mini-vacation (IL for 15 days). Meanwhile, Cubs’ bats are acting like it’s the Fourth of July! ๐ŸŽ†

When Marcus Stroman drops the bomb that his hip’s been acting more like a rusty hinge than a part of an elite athlete, you gotta wonder…how long has this been going on? ๐Ÿค” “For a bit,” says Stroman, and thatโ€™s not just a sneaky way of him saying โ€˜donโ€™t ask too many questions.โ€™ This guyโ€™s discomfort level has been ramping up to the point he “couldn’t fire my glute, my quad, nothing around my hip at all.” In layman’s terms? It’s like trying to throw a baseball party with no pizza.๐Ÿ•

But before we panic and envision a Stroman-less season, the dude’s only set to miss one start. Yeah, that’s right. Just one. Manager David Ross sees it as a blessing, really. They have a few off days, and with the addition of Josรฉ Cuas to the bullpen, things are still looking up! Also, is anyone else curious about who’ll step into Stroman’s shoes for that start? Ross played it coy, but let’s place our bets on Javier Assad or Hayden Wesneski.๐Ÿ’ก

Now, letโ€™s switch gears a tad. Did anyone else feel the heat from the Cubs’ bats lately? In their most recent game against the Reds, they looked like they were playing backyard whiffle ball. 16-6? Who does that? And over two games, they’ve blasted 12 home runs. That’s like, “Wait, is this a video game?” levels of awesome. ๐ŸŽฎ

Plus, can we give a shoutout to Jeimer Candelario? This dude went 8-for-9 in his first two games after the trade. That’s like acing a test the first day at a new school.๐Ÿคฏ

So, while Stroman takes a little breather (and, psst, he got a cortisone shot โ€“ letโ€™s hope that’s the magic potion ๐Ÿงช), the Cubs are still on fire. But will this momentum carry them into the postseason? Stroman’s not even a tad worried, saying post-break, he’ll be back and better. Here’s hoping he’s right!

But here’s the real tea: the Cubs’ bats are clearly ๐Ÿ”ฅ right now, but can they keep this up without their star pitcher in the mix? And for all you baseball fans, if you had a hip like Stroman, would you sit out a game or play through the pain? ๐Ÿคจ

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