Randy Wells Is the Reason the Cubs Are Competing

August 3, 2009 by  

With pain, sometimes comes pleasure; for many Chicago Cub fans, Randy Wells is evidence.

With all of the talks circulating around the injury woes that the Cubs have had, no one has brought up the fact that from these injuries, the most consistent Cubs' starter has been created. Out of nowhere, the best rookie pitcher in baseball, next to J.A. Happ, has spawned.

In 2008, Wells went 10-4 with a 4.08 ERA and had 102 strikeouts in 118.67 innings pitched at Triple-A Iowa. In 2009, however, before being called up, Wells was 3-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 26 innings pitched. 

Before starting against Milwaukee in early May for the injured Carlos Zambrano, the already 27-year-old Bellville, IL native had just f...

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