Apr 2, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs second baseman Emilio Bonifacio (64) singles against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifteenth inning at PNC Park. The Pirates won 4-3 in sixteen innings. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Emilio Bonifacio has modern day record for most hits in first two games


This may make an 0-2 start with two extra inning walk-off losses sting just a little bit less for Cubs fans.

Or maybe not.

I’ll throw it out there just in case. You never know, it could be slightly therapeutic.

Here’s an amazing fact about one Cubs player, the guy who has been the offensive bright spot for a team struggling to score runs.

New Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio on Wednesday set a modern day major league record by collecting his ninth base hit in his first two games.

Per Matt Snyder of CBSSports.com, Bonifacio’s 5-hit game against the Pirates on Wednesday broke the record of 8 hits in a season’s first two games, held by Ira Flagstead, Showboat Fisher, Wade Boggs and Dante Bichette.

Of course Bonifacio was helped out by having seven total at bats during Wednesday’s 16-inning Cubs loss to the Pirates.

Bonifacio has 9 hits in 12 ABs this year for an easily-calculated .750 batting average.

And all that hitting has done what for the Cubs? Helped them score four runs in 26 innings.

Not that the Pirates knocked the cover off the ball in those two games. Pittsburgh only managed one more run than the Cubs in each contest.

And those two combined runs were enough to send the Pirates to a 2-0 record, and the Cubs to 0-2 on the young season.

But cheer up Cubs fans. At least you have Emilio Bonifacio. And Javier Baez down in Iowa.

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