Jon Lester isn’t expected to be on the disabled list for long, which of course is great news for the Cubs. But while he’s there, it’s once again time for Mike Montgomery to audition for a spot in the team’s 2018 starting rotation. The Cubs are facing the possibility of losing two members of that starting staff this offseason, when both Jake Arrieta and John Lackey will be free agents. Montgomery seems like a logical replacement, but he’ll need to be better than he’s been as a starter this season. He’s put up a 5.13 ERA in eight starts. He’ll get another opportunity to show his stuff over the next week or so, as he makes one or two spot starts with Lester on the shelf resting up his left lat tightness
It was a great catch, but it wasn’t the greatest we’ve ever seen. However, we haven’t seen many catches as gutsy as than the one made by Toronto Blue Jays centerfielder Kevin Pillar against Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant on Sunday. Bryant appeared to have extra bases in the bag on a deep drive to center. But Pillar made a tremendous leaping grab, crashing into Wrigley Field’s famed ivy … and the brick wall behind it.
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