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Elbow surgery, a lat strain, three rehab starts, and ten months later, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza will be activated off the disabled list on Tuesday, May 21 to face the Pittsburgh Pirates later that night.
Tuesday will be Garza’s first start since July 21, 2012, the longest period of time that Garza has been absent from professional baseball in his career.
Following a solid rehab start for Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, which saw the Chicago starter work six innings, giving up no runs or walks with six strikeouts, Garza felt ready for a return to the Chicago rotation.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum would concur, placing Garza back in the rotation (this coming Tuesday) and moving Carlos Villanueva back to the bullpen. In eight starts this season, Villanueva has posted a 3.93 ERA through 52.2 innings of work.
While no announcement has been made regarding who will be demoted to add space for Garza on the Cub’s 25 player roster, both the Cubs and Garza are happy to get things going f...
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A Chicago Cubs fan in the left field bleachers at Sunday's game at Wrigley Field tried to be a gentleman and protect his wife from a home run ball, but ended up getting doused with her full cup of beer.
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After a good week of rehab, Matt Garza began to speculate that he would be ready for a Major League return soon. The plan was to allow his bullpen session on Saturday determine when he would come back. It appears that session went well as the team plans to activate Garza Tuesday.
According to Sahadev Sharma of ESPN Chicago, the Cubs will not only activate Garza on Tuesday...
The Chicago Cubs may soon have a very nice problem: six
starting pitchers. Matt Garza has completed four rehab starts, and he feels
that he can return to the Cubs’ rotation. MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat tweeted Garza’s
confidence early on May 17.
#Cubs Matt Garza says he's ready to go wp.me/p1rXwp-8WRH via @wordpressdotcom
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May...
Tuscon Padres 4 @ Iowa Cubs 2
Chris Rusin threw 6.2 innings, allowed 5 hits and 4 runs. He walked 2 and struckout 3. He also hit a batter. Zack Putnam struckout the only batter he faced. Rafael Dolis gave up 2 hits and struck a batter out in an inning of work. Blake Parker pitched the 9th and allowed a walk and a hit. He struck a batter out.
The I-Cubs only had 6 hits and a walk...
Tucson Padres 0 @ Iowa Cubs 1
Matt Garza’s final rehab start was a fantastic one. He threw 6 innings and allowed 4 hits and a run. He didn’t walk anybody and struckout 8. The question now is who is he going to replace in the Cubs rotation?
Brooks Raley threw the final 3 innings and allowed 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3.
The I-Cubs only had 5 hits and nobody had more...
The Chicago Cubs are suffering through a disappointing stretch, marred by a struggling offense, inconsistent middle and backend relief, and questionable leadership at the hands of Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein. The starting rotation and ever-patient northside faithful have been the sole glimmers of hope for the young, yet telling season.
With a little over two months remaining before...
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Tucson Padres 9 @ Iowa Cubs 8
As I was typing this, it was 9-6. The Cubs had to score 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth to make it interesting, but of course they failed to win it.
Logan Watkins went yard for the 3rd time this season. It was his only hit; he also walked once and struck out twice. He grounded out to end the game. Thanks Logan, I didn't want to stay up any longer...
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Dontrelle Willis is one of those players. In early April (originally reported by the Long Island Ducks), Willis signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Independent Atlantic League with the hope of regaining the form that once made him of the...
Matt Garza tossed six shutout innings for AAA Iowa in his fourth rehab start, Ty Wright blasted a pair of homers for Tennessee, and three Kane County relief pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout on Thursday.
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The Pirates, who dropped their first series against the Cubs, expect to have Andrew McCutchen back in the lineup as they try to spoil Matt Garza's season debut in Tuesday night's opener of a three-game home set.
Pittsburgh (26-18) has won eight...