The Cubs need to win tonight’s game against the Phillies, if they hope to (have a chance) to break their road-series woes tomorrow, but they’ll have to go at it without Jason Heyward, who was a late scratch with some left knee inflammation.
Here’s the news:
Jason Heyward has been scratched from the #Cubs lineup due to left knee inflammation.
He is day-to-day. pic.twitter.com/ARWat93BXf
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 14, 2019
Obviously, we don’t have much to go on at this time, which is frustrating, but we’ll update you as soon as we learn more.
In the meantime, losing Heyward is a bit of a blow. Aside from the obvious hit the Cubs defense just took in the outfield (Schwarber-Happ-Castellanos from left to right is … not ideal), Heyward has been a positive at the plate all season long, including his time since the All-Star break: .283/.339/.453 (7 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homers, and 2 stolen bases). Let’s hope this is nothing more than a nagging, short-term-type injury, because the Cubs’s offense is already without its All-Star catcher (Willson Contreras).