The Cubs caught a break in the 9th last night when Tony Campana’s bunt sort-of-kind-of touched the ground when Mike Moustakas went to catch it. Replays showed he probably did catch it. Campana went on to score the winning run (on an error, no less). When was the last time the Cubs won on a total gift like that?

  • Mike Quade discusses Jim Riggleman quitting the Nationals’ managerial gig without so much as a drop of self-consciousness: “The one thing I always thought about him is he’s a lifer in the game, and the game comes before anything, and he’s also a very principled guy. Not knowing hardly any of the details, my sense is he left on his own terms. It’s not important that I know why. It’s none of my business. I feel bad for him because after a couple of tough years there, they were playing well. It’s fun to be in charge when you’re playing well. So for that, I feel bad for him. He’s a bright guy. I’m sure he thought it through and did what he had to do.”
  • Former Nationals third base coach, and current Cubs bench coach, Pat Listache says he’s interested in the Nationals job, but he doesn’t plan to reach out to them. It sounds like Davey Johnson is going to get the job anyway.


  • On the rehab trail: Darwin Barney is expected to play in Iowa tonight (expected return around Wednesday), Marlon Byrd is expected to play for Iowa starting on Monday (expected return around the week of July 4), and Kerry Wood has started throwing side sessions (no expected return yet). Wood will probably throw a couple more before the Cubs decide on a rehab stint.

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