Jed Hoyer is a man of few regrets, so it was no surprise the Chicago Cubs president didn’t second-guess his decision to send Christopher Morel to Triple-A Iowa to start the season.
Recalled on May 9, Morel has hit .367 with nine home runs and 15 RBIs in his first 12 games after Tuesday’s 7-2 victory in the opener of a three-game series against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field.
Morel’s seventh-inning homer extended his streak to five straight games with a home run — the first Cub since Sammy Sosa in 1998 to do that — and he’s the fourth player in major-league history with at least nine home runs in his first 12 games of a season. Only Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt, who hit 11 in his first 12 games in 1976, had more.
That has made many Cubs…
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