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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Partial statement from Cubs President Theo Epstein after their series with the Cards was postponed: "Based on the information MLB has shared with us, postponing this series is a necessary step to protect the health and safety of the Cardinals and the Cubs..While it's obviously less than ideal, this is 2020 and we will embrace whatever steps are necessary to promote player and staff well being and increase our chances of completing this season in safe fashion."
The Cardinals' game Friday against the Chicago Cubs was postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19.
This weekend's three-game series between the Cubs and Cardinals has been postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19.
Whit Merrifield, Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler homered, and the Kansas City Royals stopped a six-game slide by pounding the Chicago Cubs 13-2 on Thursday night.
BBTN: Marly Rivera share the pulse of the players living under MLB health protocol, Jesse Rogers on players utilizing pent up energy on the field
Marly Rivera joins Buster to discuss the Marlins’ 5-1 start, the pulse of players as they live under MLB’s strict health and safety protocol, and Aaron Judge not thinking about his injuries (6:41). Later, Jesse Rogers stops by to talk about lax protocol causing coronavirus outbreaks among the Cardinals and Marlins, the new rules put in place by the league, players utilizing pent up energy on the field, the Cubs’ great start and where the Cubs stand with their stars set to be free agents in 2021 (19:04).
Eric and Tristan breakdown the future of the Angels, search for saves and discuss offenses to stream against.
Yu Darvish pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
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Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive win.
Karl Ravech joins Buster to talk about Aaron Judge looking like an absolute beast, Shohei Ohtani’s future as pitcher, the Cubs and Twins’ hot starts, and where things stand in MLB with positive coronavirus tests popping up (8:26). Later, Sarah Langs drops by to play the Numbers game and to discuss where Yoenis Céspedes’ disappearing act ranks among moments of Mets dysfunction (32:22).
Early returns have yielded surprises, with some superteams looking ready to rule.
Eric and Tristan embrace Tyler Chatwood, wonder aloud how to navigate the upcoming schedule and discuss roster adjustments.
Javier Baez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
Cubs infielder Kris Bryant is out of the lineup after having a stomach issue, but he has tested negative for the coronavirus.
Tyler Chatwood matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in another terrific performance, and the Chicago Cubs used the long ball to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night.
A change could be brewing at the end of games for the first-place Chicago Cubs.
Yu Darvish pitched six shutout innings, Jason Heyward hit a key two-run single and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Friday night.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
The Cubs signed reliever Cody Allen to a minor league deal on Friday after he was released by the Rangers recently. Allen, 31, was the closer on the Cleveland Indians when they faced the Cubs in the World Series in 2016 but he has struggled over the past couple seasons. He compiled a 6.26 ERA in his last major league stint, for the Angels last year. The Cubs have all sorts of middle relief issues so Allen could find his way to Wrigley Field eventually.
The finale of a four-game series between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds was postponed Thursday because of rain.
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