Found June 26, 2012 on Busted Coverage:
PLAYERS: Travis Wood
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs

Sure, Travis Wood and his batting helmet was the talk of Twitter on Monday night, but the pitcher got the last laugh with seven shutout innings and a W against the Mets. Reminder: When your team is 15.5 games out of 1st in the N.L. Central, & has the worst record in baseball, all it takes to become a Twitter story is a logo fail.

In other baseball news, Arizona won the College World Series. Hell yes it was a slow Monday night. Time to ramp up NBA Draft news.

Let’s get rolling!

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Travis Wood has embarrassing batting helmet decal mishap (Video)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood came to the plate in the second inning of Monday night's game against the New York Mets with a Cubs 'C' decal that was in the wrong position, making it look like a 'U' or a horseshoe. Your browser does not support iframes. Obviously the Cubs equipment manager needs to do his job better. That's embarrassing. Video...

Travis Wood’s batting helmet had a horribly misplaced Cubs logo (Pictures)

When I first saw a picture of pitcher Travis Wood’s batting helmet on Monday night, I suspected it may have been a fake. I mean look at that thing. That’s not a “C” — it’s a “U.” The Cubs logo is spun around, upside down, and generally looks like a horseshoe. We’ve seen the last name on a player’s jersey gets misspelled all the time, but the logo on a helmet...

Randy Wells Designated for Assignment

Following his second straight outing with four walks in less than four innings, Randy Wells was designated for assignment by the Cubs today (first reported by Bruce Miles on Twitter, as best as I can tell). It's been a rough season and a half for Wells. After a solid, 3 fWAR rookie campaign he posted a mixed bag of a sophomore campaign. His ERA was riding high for most of the...

Cubs may call up top prospectRizzo

Getting production from the middle of the order has been a problem all year for the Chicago Cubs. Now, it may be reaching a crisis state. In Saturday's 10-5 loss to Arizona, the Cubs wasted 4-for-5 nights by both leadoff hitter David DeJesus and No. 2 hitter Starlin Castro. Things got no better Sunday in a 5-1 loss to the Diamondbacks, as the Cubs got swept in the three...

Cubs' Rizzo set to arrive, but he's not a savior

The Anthony Rizzo era in Chicago is about to begin. Rizzo, a 22-year-old first-base phenom, was pulled from Monday afternoon's game for Class AAA (Des Moines) Iowa after two at-bats and was told he was getting his long-awaited call-up to the Cubs. Speculation had intensified during the last week that Rizzo soon would be coming up. "I think, obviously, we finally found...

Cubs option RHP Wells, recall RHP Dolis

The Cubs recalled right-handed pitcher Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa and designated struggling right-handed starter Randy Wells for assignment. Dolis was available for Wednesday's game against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field. Dolis went 2-4 with four saves and a 5.68 ERA (16 earned runs in 25 1/3 innings) in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs during his first big league...

The Beginning Of The Anthony Rizzo Era And Some Storify

There have been rumblings for awhile now that the Cubs wanted to call up their star prospect, first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Now it seems the Cubs are finally ready. Rizzo is supposed to be called up Tuesday although he is unlikely to face Johan Santana, which is completely understandable. I don’t think I’d want my young lefty getting owned in his first major league game. But it’s...

“Rizzomania” Is Good, But Keep A Level Head

Cubs fans have not had much to cheer about when it comes to the 2012 team. With an abysmal record, a fire sale on the horizon and guys like Jeff Baker and Luis Valbuena seeing significant playing time, fans have been just looking for something to cling to as a reason to get excited. Well, that item has arrived, as the Cubs’ top prospect, Anthony Rizzo, made his debut last night...

The Upside of Anthony Rizzo

Last season, Anthony Rizzo, then in the Padres organization, absolutely bombarded Pacific Coast League pitching to the tune of .331/.404/.632 with 26 long balls in 413 plate appearances. However, once he reached the big leagues, the mammoth production halted. In 153 plate appearances for the Friars, Rizzo hit .141/.281/.242 with only one home run and a 30-percent strikeout rate....

BP Unfiltered: Starlin Castro Will Probably Make the Hall of Fame by Sam Miller

Starlin Castro. List of SS with 400+ hits and .300+ average at age of 22:… Maybe people should stop complaining about Starlin Castro. — Matt Meyers (@mtmeyers) June 27, 2012 That list, if you can't or don't want to click through, has four players besides Castro on it: Alex Rodriguez, Arky Vaughan, Rogers Hornsby and a guy named...

Anthony Rizzo: 1st Cubs at-bat

The long wait is for the northsiders. Anthony Rizzo is here to rescue the Cubs. Just please, Chicago, don’t look at his Padres stats from last season. To his new swing! Twitter: @BattingStanceG Related PostsGo To Wrigley Field This Summer (Ode to Cubs Kerry Wood)MLB Week in Review: 6/13/11Historic MLB Strikeout Race: Adam Dunn vs Justin Verlander

Cubs get big hit from Rizzo, defeat Mets 5-3

Cubs starter Randy Wells didn’t last long in this one, but four Chicago relievers held the Mets scoreless for the last six innings of this one. Wells only went three innings, but Gee couldn’t get through more than five, and Anthony Rizzo’s fourth inning RBI double turned out to be the difference in the 5-3 Cubs win. Gee got through the first two innings without much issue...

Final Score: Cubs 6 Mets 1

The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs tonight by the score of 6-1. The Mets looked atrocious tonight, they committed their fourth 3-error game of the season, allowing four unearned runs in the 7th inning. Tonight’s Winning Pitcher: Travis Wood (2-3, 3.54) was tonights winning pitcher for the Cubs. Wood Pitched 7 innings and allowed zero earned runs. He allowed...

Dugout Digest - Anthony Rizzo is here!

First off, my apologies for the lack of a DD over the last two days. I had some very interesting computer problems. Technology just hates me this month. Anyway, last night in the Cubs-Mets game, highly touted Cubs first base prospect Anthony Rizzo made his Chicago debut. Hitting in the three hole in the Cubs lineup, Rizzo lived up to the lofty expectations (at least for one...

Game Preview: Mets @ Cubs

The Pendulum in the Mets opponents had to swing back eventually. The Mets have faced in their last several series the Nationals, Yankees, Rays, Reds, Orioles and Yankees again. Finally they draw someone with a losing record, the Cubs. In the first game in Chicago, the Mets will be sending out Johan Santana as he takes on Travis Wood. Santana is 5-3 on the season with a 3.00 ERA over...
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