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It's been a rough year for the Miami Marlins, but unlike last season, expectations weren't high for Miami coming into this season. In the eighth inning of Friday's Marlins-Braves game, Giancarlo Stanton tagged up to go to second base on a fly out by Justin Ruggiano. Stanton didn't slide into second, and was tagged out on the play. Marlins color commentator Tommy Hutton, who forms one of the more underrated duos in the league with Rich Waltz, went absolutely nuclear on the Marlins star right fielder. Hutton was legitimately upset and yelling at Stanton for not sliding and snapping about that being the reason that teams lose close games. Hutton has a point, as Stanton's failure to slide was costly and helped run the Marlins out of the inning. But man...talk about a bit of an overreaction to a silly mistake. I can't recall an announcer getting that upset and chiding a player over something so minimal. It's not as if fundamental baseball is the reason why the Marlins are in last place in the NL East this season. I think that the stress of Miami's disappointing past two seasons is starting to weigh heavily on Hutton's mind.
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The Chicago Cubs TV broadcast team used some impressive creativity when a power outage caused viewers to miss a home run hit by right fielder Nick Schierholtz in the fourth inning of Friday's game at Wrigley Field.
Since there was no video replay of the Schierholtz HR available, the broadcasters recreated the moment for viewers at home with an artist rendering involving...
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Man.Junior Lake swings hard.
Nate Schierholtz hit a home run in the fourth inning of Chicago's 6-5 loss to Philadelphia at Wrigley Field on Friday. Unfortunately, the Cubs broadcast was experiencing some technical issues when it happened.
So when it came time for a replay, the resourceful announcers relied on an artist's rendition to show the big hit.
Although he took some artistic license — Schierholtz...
Jake Arrieta allowed three hits and a run while pitching into the seventh inning and catcher Welington Castillo drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Sunday.
Arrieta (2-1) retired eight of the first nine batters he faced. Acquired from the Baltimore Orioles on July 2, Arrieta has been inconsistent in his four starts since joining the rotation...
Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Cole Gillespie drove in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly as the Cubs earned their fourth win in 20 home games since the All-Star break. Castro, Junior Lake, Wellington Castillo and Darwin Barney had two hits apiece.
Castro drove a 1...
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Devoted Cubs fans have yet to turn on their struggling team at Wrigley Field where they are a National League-worst 26-42 at home even after Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Phillies.
"We have great fans and right now probably have some understanding fans" manager Dale Sveum said.
An announced crowd of 36410 saw the Cubs win for just the fourth time in their last 21...
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Although he took his share of lumps and tough luck in August, the Chicago Cubs' Travis Wood wrapped up the month with one of his most impressive outings of the season.
Facing the lowest-scoring offense in baseball might help him open September in similar fashion.
Wood looks to guide the Cubs to three straight home wins for the first time in almost two months Monday when they...
Philadelphia Phillies (61-73) vs. Chicago Cubs (56-77)
RHP Roy Halladay (3-4, 7.81 ERA) vs RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-11, 4.03 ERA)
TIME: 2:20 ET, Wrigley Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 89, clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Ryne Sandberg returns to Wrigley Field today for the first time ever as a big league manager. The Hall of Fame second baseman turned Phillies manager...
Cliff Lee wasn’t on his game today. (Photo: AP)
Well, you can’t win ‘em all. Or even most of them if you’re the 2013 Phillies. They dropped another game today, losing to the Cubs 4-3. It’s the 74th time they’ve lost this season. Methinks they’ll be finishing below .500.
In a game where neither starting pitcher was able to make it beyond the fifth inning, the two teams...