While most Cubs’ fans attentions were focused on the big league club’s rain-delayed matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday night, there was plenty more happening around the world of Major League Baseball worthy of taking note of.
The Houston Astros top prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa, broke his right leg when sliding into third base Saturday. Correa was on a tear with Class-A Advanced Lancaster, hitting .325 with 57 RBIs and 20 steals in 62 games this season prior to what appears to be a season-ending injury. He was the #1 overall pick two years ago by the Astros and has steadily been working his way up through the system.
In other MLB news, the Milwaukee Brewers scored three runs on a single wild pitch – something that hadn’t happened in over a decade, while taking on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver. Needless to say, it’s not something the Rockies will want to dwell on.
Back to the Cubs at Wrigley, Travis Wood was ineffective, hitting 99 pitches before finishing the fifth inning and the Pirates’ offense came back late to sink the Cubs’ bid at back-to-back-to-back series wins. However, Ricky Renteria’s club will have another shot to do just that with an afternoon matinee matchup today.
Here’s more news from around the world of Major League Baseball:
Wood struggles as Cubs fall to the Pirates – Cubbies Crib
City of Chicago OKs Cubs remote parking lot permit – Cubbies Crib