ALL THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE DEN OF CHICAGO CUBS!
This article is especially dedicated to all Chicago Cubs’ fans as it provides them with all the latest news from the world of the Chicago team. We start off with the game against the Pirates that was held yesterday night. While the Cubs did lose the match 7-6 to the Pirates, yet one must admit that the way they fought during the entire game was really worth praising. In the fourth inning with the Cubs ahead 1-0, the Cubs took advantage of a wild pitch and were able to score three more runs. Alvarez scored three home runs, and the team scored five runs altogether in the seventh inning. When the bases were loaded, Jason Grili retired Emilio Bonifacio on a ground out to end the game. At the game’s end, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cubs 5-4 on Thursday. The game is filled with energy and everyone was excited on the last minutes of the game. Despite the loss, the Cubs Manager Rick Renteria has come out with positives from the game. Incidentally, Rick became the first manager to be ejected in the current season following an argument over balls and strikes with umpire Jeff Nelson.
The way the Chicago Cubs chipped away at the opponents has really pleased their Manager a lot. Renteria has confirmed that his team would continue with the five-man rotation policy, which means that Carlos Villanueva would remain in rotation rather than moving back to the bullpen. Meanwhile, the Cubs president of operations, Theo Epstein, has shown tremendous faith and belief in the abilities of ‘top prospect’ Javier Baez, the 21-year old shortstop. He is counting on the new addition and been expecting for a nice performance. It is to be noted that Baez was ejected from Saturday’s game after arguing for a strike call. The youngster allegedly got involved in a heated altercation with teammate Eli Whiteside in the dugout.
On the injuries front, Epstein said that the Cubs are duly cautious regarding the match fitness of Jorge Soler, who has been suffering from a sore right hamstring. In fact, Soler has been put on the seven-day injured list. The Cubs are not risking Soler at the moment and want him to get 100 percent fit before he starts playing again.
Fans can look to use their Cubs games tickets for watching their team take on the Pirates two more times and the Cardinals as many as three times over the next five days.