Patrick Wisdom Was Just Removed from the Game After a Collision at First Base (UPDATE)

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Patrick Wisdom Was Just Removed from the Game After a Collision at First Base (UPDATE)

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The Cubs scored seven runs in the top of the first inning, but by the bottom of the second it was a two-run one-run ballgame with the starter, Jake Arrieta, coming out and the first baseman, Patrick Wisdom, being removed from the game after a collision at first base.

Just the worst possible turn of events all around.

Hopefully, Wisdom was just shaken up, but it was a pretty rough collision and he stayed down for a while. Unfortunately, with Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant both still hurt, the Cubs were forced to use back-up, back-up, back-up, back-up, back-up catcher Tyler Gushue at first base in his MLB debut. If Wisdom has to miss any more than one day (tomorrow’s off-day), the Cubs could be in a serious roster crunch that might force them to lose ANOTHER player they’d rather not off their 40-man roster. But we’ll get there when we get there.

In the meantime, Gushue is at first and Keegan Thompson has come in for Arrieta.

And before I clicked publish, it’s a one-run game with runners at first and second. What an awful turn of events.

UPDATE: The official word for now on Wisdom:

I expect we’ll learn more tomorrow or Friday, but hey, not like the Cubs can make a roster move, right!?


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