Thats asinine, Maddon said after Wednesday nights 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, fuming over the ninth-inning at-bat where Ben Zobrist showed bunt and got drilled by Wandy Peraltas 96-mph fastball. Home plate umpire Ryan Blakney signaled for Zobrist to jog to first base, only to have first base umpire Chris Conroy call strike two.
Wednesday's slate of daily fantasy baseball action features a relatively bigger plate of afternoon games (six) and smaller than usual helping for the evening (nine). Either way, Yu Darvish easily takes the top spot in pitching rankings. He has been outstanding
Anybody see what the Brewers did Wednesday afternoon? “I have no clue,” Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant said. “They win?” They beat the Pirates by a run just about the time many of the Cubs were getting to Wrigley Field for their game against the Reds. That shrunk the Cubs’ division lead to one game. “My gosh,” Bryant deadpanned. “So much pressure.” Bryant grins, and those around him laugh. But he and teammates are taking the Brewers, the Cardinals and their own tenuous position in a weak National League Central seriously with roughly a quarter of the season left. This time last year, the Cubs were 32 games over .500 with a 12½-game division lead and answering questions about playoff rotations.