A new arm in the bullpen, and an outfielder on the DL. (UPDATE: A second arm, and Parker designated for assignment.)
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Bryant bats third, behind Anthony Rizzo and ahead of Jorge Soler.
And I’ll see you there.
Given the way pitchers have been approaching him, you have to wonder.
Maybe not literally. But close. He’s got power, y’all.
The 28-year-old lefty has been out of the big leagues for a couple years.
Each was borderline unbelievable in April.
With a couple tough losses, it’s easy to get back into the cycle of frustration.
The games were ugly, but there was a lot of news this weekend.
Varvaro, 30, was very good with the Braves the last two years, but slumped with the Red Sox in the early going this season.
He’s coming back from forearm inflammation, and will be welcome in the Cubs’ pen.
The Cubs have scored just three runs in their last 31 innings. These stretches will come and go.
A particularly poor play to conclude an ugly game. Watch it, shake your head, and get ready for tomorrow’s series finale.
Some actual bleachers have been installed! Can’t wait to try ’em out. Various bits from the Iowa Cubs, Commissioner Manfred, and more.
Likely an effort to change Soler’s mindset a little bit.
Lester kept the Brewers off balance, and didn’t get squared up much all day.
A quick-swing rocket shot to left.
The Cubs are taking walks, getting on base, and buying in to an approach that makes pitchers work. Also: Schwarber, Russell, Wood, more.