An increase in random testing this year might make it seem to some like they’re being targeted beyond what’s random, but MLB says that can’t be done.
Excerpt from “The Plan: Epstein, Maddon, and the Audacious Blueprint for a Cubs Dynasty” by David Kaplan (Triumph Books).
A ”pissed” John Lackey lost for the third consecutive start, in part because of mistakes behind him.
Reds pitcher Scott Feldman will forever be part of Cubs history as the reason the team could acquire Jake Arrieta in a 2013 trade with the Orioles.
Also in this post: Zobrist (back) could return Sunday, La Stella is optioned to Iowa and the Cubs’ bullpen gives up its first run since Tuesday.
Was Arrieta’s strong finish to a six-inning start a sign of things to come? Either way, the rotation bears watching for how far this team can go.
The Cincinnati Reds may have lost 6-5 to the Cubs on Friday night, but their troll game was on fire.