The Cubs didn’t get a chance to build off their momentous Saturday afternoon victory, but given the way that played out, it was a good weekend overall. Now it’s time to put the nails to the Cardinals.
But before that, let’s look back on the weekend if you missed anything …
Friday, April 13
- Luke opened up the weekend with Friday’s Minor League Daily, recapping Tyler Thomas’ dominate start to the 2018 season.
- Friday’s Bullets included special attention to Kyle Schwarber’s good game on Thursday and Javy Baez’s silly controversy.
- The Cubs reported final, theoretical offer to Jake Arrieta was for six years and $120 million.
- The Cubs were listed among the three favorites for Manny Machado after this season.
- The cast of ‘The Sandlot’ reunited on the 25th anniversary of the movie.
- Albert Almora was scratched from the lineup with an illness.
- Anthony Rizzo’s status is looking good, according to Joe Maddon.
- The MLBits looked at, among other things, Clayton Kershaw’s opt-out, and his earning potential after the season.
- Joe Maddon came to Javy Baez’s defense after the comments from Clint Hurdle.
- The Cubs were shut out by the Braves.
Saturday, April 14
- South Bend has won five games in a row.
- The Dodgers and Nationals are also off to a slow start, does it mean anything?
- Yu Darvish’s rough start was the focus of Saturday’s Bullets.
- Jose Quintana’s velocity was up a bit in his second start, but still not where it should be.
- THE COMEBACK
Sunday, April 15
- On Sunday, we re-lived the unbelievable nine-run rally from the 8th inning of Saturday’s game against the Braves. It’ll never get old.
- The Minor League teams aren’t off to the best start, at least by the standings
- The game was postponed, which wasn’t terrible, because Anthony Rizzo missed one fewer game.
- Sunday’s Bullets examined Rizzo’s return, Freddie Freeman’s comments about the conditions on Saturday, and the unlikelihood of the comeback.