You probably want to forget about the games, so I’m sorry to drudge up the past. But some things happened, and in case you missed them, they are below for your perusal.
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Friday, May 5
- With the Yankees arriving, it was Starlin Castro’s first return to Wrigley Field. I had some thoughts.
- Felix Pena arrived to help bolster the bullpen.
- Friday’s Bullets included lots of love for Starlin Castro, among other things.
- Jeimer Candelario and Dylan Cease won deserved monthly honors.
- The Cubs finished up Friday by losing a stunner to the Yankees.
Saturday, May 6
- Deconstructing the extremely unlikely loss to the Yankees, and many more Bullets.
- On the 19th anniversary of the Kerry Wood game, Michael noted that it was clearly the best 20K game in history.
- If the Cubs have needs, the front office won’t take it easy just because they won last year. They will make the necessary trades.
- The Cubs finally did it, DFA’ing Matt Szczur to make room for an extra bullpen arm.
- The Cubs got blown out by the Yankees, and Brett Anderson didn’t last the first inning.
Sunday, May 7
- Checking in on the minor league standings, where a couple Cubs affiliates are surging.
- Miguel Montero played the part of shut-down reliever.
- Brett Anderson’s back injury, and the rotation spot the Cubs will eventually fill.
- Sunday’s Bullets on the departure of Matt Szczur and more.
- More roster shuffling, as Tommy La Stella and Justin Grimm returned to the Cubs, Brett Anderson hit the DL, and Rob Zastryzny headed back to Iowa.
- The Cubs lost an 18-inning marathon against the Yankees to shut down the weekend, and it is not pleasing to the senses. Not even an insanely good (seriously) Kyle Schwarber catch could save the day.
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