Cubs win again late; Remembering the 1990 All-Star Game
The Chicago Cubs can play some exciting games to say the least. But a 6-0 win every now and again is fine, these dramatics aren’t always necessary. The Cubs got stellar pitching again across the board and a clutch–if not lucky–infield single from Starlin Castro to help them on to a 2-0 win.
Jon Lester was solid through seven, and the bullpen closed the door on the recently inept New York Mets offense as they recorded their second shutout in as many days. Without defined “roles”, Joe Maddon has called on different players in different spots, and all have answered with solid results. But the offense still remains a concern as runs continue to be hard to come by.
It’s been 25 years since Wrigley Field hosted an All-Star game. And while it wasn’t a classic by any stretch, it’s a memory many Cubs’ fans won’t forget. With the renovations of Wrigley Field progressing, it’s not hard to believe that the midsummer classic may be making its return to Chicago soon.
The Pirates Clayton Richard has an unusual clause that will allow him to be “available” for a 72-hour window. The former White Sox pitcher has been solid, and our Jacob Misener thinks it’s a move the Cubs should consider. He believes it’s a low risk/high reward move.
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These and other stories you may have missed:
‘Remembering the 1990 All-Star Game at Wrigley’ – Cubbies Crib
Cubs Rumors: Should they go after Clayton Richard?’ – Cubbies Crib