After winning the first game of their weekend series vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cubs had a great chance to capture the series Saturday with Matt Garza (2-1, 2.67 ERA) on the mound. However, Comcast SportsNet's Tony Andracki reports that Garza won't take the mound Saturday afternoon after all.
Sveum: Garza to be pushed back to Sun bc of flu. Volstad Sat on normal rest. Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) May 4, 2012
Volstad (0-3, 6.11 ERA) will oppose Chris Capuano (3-0, 2.73 ERA) instead.
For Carl Edwards Jr., Memorial Day has a special meaning.
That's because the Cubs reliever has a very close tie to the armed services.
Edwards met his fiance, Nette Smith, before her deployment in Afghanistan. Throughout her active service, Edwards kept in touch by writing her letters. Their relationship eventually blossomed, and now the couple has a one-year-old child.
With Smith's army commitment finished, she views Memorial Day as a time to appreciate all those who serve.
"To me, Memorial Day is a day set aside for me to remember some of the people I have met who sacrificed everything," Smith said.
Watch the couple's entire story in the video above.