Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs edged by Washington Nationals in Memorial Day pitcher’s duel

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Cubs drop pitchers duel 2-1 to Nats

There are some big name pitchers between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals, but not everyone would have expected

Tsuyoshi Wada

and

Tanner Roark

to have the battle they did on Memorial Day at Wrigley Field. Wada allowed just one run, but reliever

Justin Grimm

allowed a solo home run to

Wilson Ramos

shortly after his exit which proved to be the deciding run.

Roark was a 15-game winner last season but was just making a spot start. Acquiring Max Scherzer in the offseason is what it takes to bump a pitcher like that from the rotation. He allowed a solo home run to Kris Bryant in the bottom of the first and that would be it on the day for a Cubs offense that once again is struggling to score runs. These are the inconsistencies we expected, and the Nats may be the NL favorite for the World Series.

It’s still early, but there have been some exciting moments for the Cubs already this season. Walk-off’s, solid pitching and great defense. So what are the best so far? Our Jacob Misener takes a look at some of the best moments so far.

The Iowa Cubs dropped their Memorial Day matchup against the Reno Aces, falling by a score of 8-3. Javier Baez narrowly missed a three-run home run, finishing 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Arismendy Alcantara went 3-for-4 in the loss.

These and other stories from around baseball:

‘Cubs edged by Nats 2-1 on Memorial Day’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Baseball pays tribute on Memorial Day’ – MLB.com

‘Cubs Top 5 performances so far this season’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Brewers Wily Peralta out 4-6 weeks with strained oblique’ – Reviewing the Brew

‘Iowa Cubs fall to Reno Aces in Memorial Day action’ – Cubbies Crib

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