Chicago Cubs News: Wild pitch leads to 2-1 loss; Opening Day details
The Chicago Cubs have played several close games this season but played their first free baseball of the year on Friday. The Cubs went to the 11th inning against the Brewers but lost 2-1 on a wild pitch.
The Chicago Cubs got a solid debut from Brett Anderson on Friday night but took a 2-1 loss on a wild pitch in the 11th. But the biggest news was the collision between Jason Heyward and Javier Baez that caused Baez to exit the game. He appeared to be alright but was having some issues with his left eye–which took most of the impact from Heyward’s leg. It was diagnosed as an eye contusion and he’ll be day-to-day. Mike Montgomery‘s wild pitch in the ninth–his third inning of work–lead to the game-winning run.
The Cubs’ Jason Heyward got the start in center field last night, and it appears that may be more common than we expected. Joe Maddon will need to be creative in the outfield to get everyone at-bats and starts. But to be honest, Heyward may be striking the ball as well as anyone in the lineup as of now. Who would have thought?
The Opening Day festivities at Wrigley Field are going to be electric. As we get closer to that day, details continue to emerge about the events of those days. Wayne Messmer will–for the 33rd year–will sing the National Anthem. Juliana Zobrist will sing God Bless America, while the trio of Ryne Sandberg, Fergie Jenkins and Billy Williams will lead the fans in the seventh-inning stretch. And there’s plenty more on top of these events.
‘Cubs drop opener to Brewers on wild pitch in extras’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Decision on where Heyward plays needs answers’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Cards’ Cecil denies ball was being doctored’ – ESPN
‘Cubs announce Opening Series festivities at Wrigley’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Former Cub pitcher Regan throws PB at 80’ – ESPN
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