Aug 20 (OPTA) - Box score from Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs on Sunday Pittsburgh 2, Chicago Cubs 1 Chicago Cubs ab r h rbi bb so avg La Stella 3b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .279 Zobrist rf 4 0 0 0 1 2 .306 Baez 2b 5 0 2 0 0 0 .289 Rizzo 1b 3 0 1 0 2 0 .265 Happ cf 3 0 0 0 0 3 .239 Edwards Jr. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Caratini ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .244 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Russell ss 1 0 1 0 0 0 .259 Schwarber lf 4 1 1 1 1 2 .244 Contreras c 4 0 0 0 1 3 .269 Quintana p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .050 Heyward cf 2 0 1 0 1 0 .281 Bote 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .290 Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Almora Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .296 Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 38 1 8 1 7 15 - Pittsburgh ab r h rbi bb so avg Dickerson
NEWARK, New Jersey -- A high school principal in New Jersey is going above and beyond to make sure his students don't skip school out of fear of being bullied. West Side High School Principal Akbar Cook said some students were being bullied because of their dirty clothes -- which resulted in chronic absenteeism where they would miss three to five days a month. One time a student didn't want her bags checked to enter the school because she was embarrassed to be carrying dirty clothes while she was homeless. Cook said he kicked the football team out of their locker room to install washers and dryers for students to do their laundry. The principal has only had his job for just two weeks, but he
If there's any hope for 2019, it lies in Dereck Rodríguez. It also lies in the team not hitting like a bunch of dummies, but for the sake of this article, I'll focus on Rodríguez. He's been tremendously effective. Since his debut on May 29, Rodríguez's 2.32 ERA as a starter is the eighth best in the majors. If it weren't for his recent trip to the disabled list (and the existence of Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña), he'd be a strong candidate for Rookie of the Year. I fear, however, that Rodríguez's best year is being wasted. The results have been stellar, but the peripherals have hinted that he's pitching a bit above his head. His 5.9 walk percentage is great, but his 20.3 strikeout percentage is
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000. Follow on Twitter PITTSBURGH -- It's a good thing the Chicago Cubs don't ride the emotional roller coaster that comes with a 162-game season. If they did, they'd be dizzy by now, as the past week alone has brought a myriad of ups and downs. It was just last Sunday night, on national television, when rookie David Bote hit the first-ever walk-off grand slam with his team trailing 3-0 while facing two outs and two strikes. Fast forward to this Sunday, and the Cubs were making more history -- but not the good kind. Chicago became the first team to score four
Pittsburgh's pitchers delivered once again, and Adam Frazier rewarded them with one big swing. Frazier hit a game-ending homer in the 11th inning, and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Josh Harrison grounded out and Adeiny Hechavarria struck out before Frazier drove a 3-0 pitch from Brandon Kintzler (1-3) deep to right.
Despite going hitless in 12 at-bats earlier this season, Tommy La Stella stands a reasonable chance to set the Cubs' single-season record for pinch hits. “Really?” La Stella laughed Sunday. “I had no idea.” La Stella has 18 pinch hits, two shy of the team record held by Thad Bosley in 1985 and Dave Clark in 1997. La Stella said he maintained his same approach during his pinch-hitting drought, keeping abreast of the flow of the game and anticipate when he might be used. “Not to downplay it, but the (record) doesn't really register,” La Stella said. “I try not to think of it in terms of starting and pinch-hitting. It's just hitting, to be honest. “The postseason is all we're concerned with here.”
Addison Russell pointed to the trainer's room and exited the clubhouse after being sought for an interview Sunday. Manager Joe Maddon was more forthcoming Sunday in assessing his shortstop's struggles and the injury to a knuckle on his left middle finger that has nagged him for more 2 1/2 months. Despite a 1-for-19 slump and a lack of power, there doesn't seem to be any long-term plans to sit him for an extended period. “I know the hand is bothering him more than he's saying. I know that,” Maddon said. “But then again, even if he's not doing n a whole lot there (at the plate), look what he does out there (in the field). “We've won those games based on defense more than offense, so I want to be