The Cubs found a soft landing spot for Darwin Barney, sending the Gold Glove second baseman into the middle of a pennant race with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
By Associated Press
Neil Ramirez blew a high fastball right by Matt Carpenter, pumped his fist and let out a little yell as he walked off the mound with 41,534 fans buzzing at Wrigley Field.
Justin Ruggiano isn’t exactly a stranger to a rebuild. But he’s also seen the fruits of a front office’s efforts.
With a straight face, Jed Hoyer said it’s important to focus on what’s up here at Wrigley Field right now — a last-place team flirting with a 100-loss pace.