Found May 27, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
700 WLW's  Lance McCalister posted on his blog a video of Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza speaking poorly about Johnny Cueto and accusing him of head hunting. From McCalister's blog:  "If Cueto has any problem, he can throw at me and I'll definitely return the favor," he said. "I didn't like that one bit. We don't retaliate. We just take it game by game and try to better ourselves. Hopefully he learns to grow the hell up. ... You're up 4-0. Grow up. I hope he hears this because I really don't care." There is video at the link above. It looked clear to several observers, including myself, that Cueto's pitch was unintentional. However, home plate umpire Bob Davidson, known to be hot headed at times,  warned both teams. The Cubs went on to pitch wildly inside to Ryan Hanigan and actually hit Shin Soo Choo without a peep from Davidson. Garza said that Cueto's pitch help wake up a "sleeping dog". That dog, the...

Matt Garza calls out Johnny Cueto

After the Reds ace threw over the head of one of his teammates, Matt Garza lashed out at his rival, telling him "you don’t go after guys heads". 

Matt Garza Tells Johnny Cueto to ‘Grow the Hell Up’ After Reds Pitcher Throws at David DeJesus (Video)

They may be two of the premier pitchers in the NL Central, but it’s not likely that Matt Garza and Johnny Cueto will soon be sitting down for a beer together. During the Red-Cubs matchup on Sunday, Garza hit Reds third baseman Todd Frazier with a pitch early in the game. A couple innings later, Cueto retaliated by throwing a pitch over the head of the Cubs’ David DeJesus. Both...

Who would win Cueto, Garza fight?

Cubs pitcher Matt Garza didn't like the Reds' Johnny Cueto throwing over his teammates' head on Sunday and he vented about it after the game. Well, Cincy manager Dusty Baker thinks Garza and Cueto should settle it hockey style -- with their fists. ''I just wish they'd put them in a room and let them box and it would be over with -- like hockey,''...

Umpires practicing their ejection moves for June 10-13

Temperes flared in yesterday's Cubs game after Reds starter Johnny Cueto threw a pitch over David DeJesus's head in the sixth inning. Cueto was visibly pissed with DeJesus at the start of the game when he felt DeJesus stepped out of the batters box several times and took way too long to get ready at the plate. Both benches were warned after the pitch, and Cueto had to stand...

Is it worth it for teams to pursue Alfonso Soriano?

When Alfonso Soriano signed his 8 year, $136 million deal with the Cubs, even the Cubs expected Soriano not to be at his best in the last couple seasons of the contract. Maybe the Cubs expected to be a little more competitive in the first couple years of the deal. Soriano still has another season at $18 million in his deal with the Cubs. With the Cubs not going anywhere, shouldn’t...

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-27-13

Programming Note Due to external factors, we will no longer be doing weekend JOTs. I will recap the weekends on Monday (or Tuesday, since Monday was a holiday). I'll be taking the M-F beat, and dmick89 is now minor league wonk-emeritus. Think of me as like New Pope, and dmick as Pope Classic. I'm sure that'll help. The Weekend That Was Iowa was 3-0 on Saturday and Sunday...

Dusty Baker, Johnny Cueto, Matt Garza Should All Grow the Hell Up

In Sunday afternoon’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds, Reds starter Johnny Cueto threw a pitch over the head of Cubs second baseman David DeJesus in the sixth inning. A warning was issued to both clubs, as tension had already commenced beginning in the fourth inning when Cubs starter Matt Garza hit Todd Frazier with a pitch.Following the game, a 5-4 victory for...

Baker defends Cueto after high pitch

Reds manager Dusty Baker says he doesn't understand why Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was incensed by Johnny Cueto's pitch high over David DeJesus' head.

The Games That Were: Cubs vs. Reds

Ivy is out and about, so I’m going to help out with this series recap.  Hopefully this won’t suck.  The Reds, as of today, are 7th in the majors in scoring at 4.82 runs per game and 4th in the majors at preventing runs, limiting their opponents to 3.58 runs per game.  It’s not surprising that they are once again challenging the Cardinals for the National League Central lead...

Jeff Samardzija twirls two-hitter against White Sox

credit:getty images Jeff Samardzija tossed his first career shutout on Monday night against the Chicago White Sox. Samardzija allowed just two singles to the White Sox while recording eight strike outs. It was another strong outing for Samardzija who owns a 2.85 ERA over his first 11 starts this season. Monday’s outing was the second complete game for Samardzija who went the distance...

Series Preview: Cubs (19-30) vs White Sox (24-24) – Two Teams, One Cup

Tim did a good job recapping his feelings about the so-called "Crosstown Classic" on Friday. I don't have much more to add, except that the Barrett-Pierzynski fight is one of my top ten favorite moments in the past decade or so of Cubs fandom (also making the list – Zambrano ejecting an umpire, Cubs four game sweep of the Brewers in 2008, the roughly 15 HRs that Rodrigo...

Cubs' Kyuji Fujikawa back on DL; Cubs claim Alex Burnett from Orioles

What the Chicago Cubs suspected has now become official. Relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa has returned to the disabled list for the same reason he went on it earlier in the season -- a strained right forearm.'s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat reported the news just before the Cubs played their cross-town rival Chicago White Sox on May 27. She also tweeted the news to her...

Aroldis Chapman angers Nick Swisher with 100-mph pitch at head

Nick Swisher was upset with Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman for seemingly throwing at him on Monday afternoon in the Reds’ 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. Chapman struck out Asdrubal Cabrera on a 3-2 pitch to begin the ninth. He proceeded to uncork two wild ones in a row against Swisher. The first pitch [...]

Cubs acquire reliever; may only lose 100 games this year! NOT 105!

The Chicago Cubs yesterday acquired some bullpen help in right-handed pitcher Alex Burnett. This extra arm in the pen should help the Cubs pitching staff tremendously. They may only lose 100 games this MLB season; not 105. Burnett was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. Burnett made a career-high 67 relief appearances for the Minnesota Twins last season, going 4-4 with...

Jeff Samardzija Pitches 2-Hit Shutout Against White Sox

Chicago’s north and south sides would convene at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, the first contest of a four-game series for the cross-town rivalry.Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija would get the call and pitch a complete-game shutout, the first of his career.In going the distance, Samardzija was dominant, surrendering just two base hits and striking out eight batters while walking...
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