The Braves were impressed and so was a scout, who compares Samardzija to Josh Johnson.
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His first visit to Wrigley Field was a doozy.
Marmol might get his job back at some point. Jeff Samardzija wasn’t throwing at Jason Heyward, Adrian Cardenas might get a start, and the infield defense is improving.
He’ll take over for Blake DeWitt as the lefty back-up infielder, but hopefully he’ll (1) play a bit more and (2) hit a bit better.
And that’s actually good news.
Keep your pizza to yourself, folks. Travis Wood will probably be sent down today, Ian Stewart was mighty stick yesterday, and Blake DeWitt could stick around.
This could be the end of the line for the Cubs and DeWitt.
The lefty will fill in for a sick Matt Garza. The Cubs will have to make a roster move, Chris Volstad will have to figure out his stretch problems, and Randy Wells will have to get better.
At least he can still dominate something. Marmol could earn the closer’s job back, Marmol has been overused, and Dale Sveum got ejected.
A decision that should have been made some time ago. Today, it falls really, really flat.
Getting sent back to Iowa again isn’t sitting well with Wells. Ryan Dempster stays positive, Kerry Wood is a middle reliever, and Ian Stewart explains his error.
May 16 against the Phillies, we can have a blast in the bleachers.