CHICAGO (AP) All the San Francisco Giants asked for was a fair shot, and that's exactly what they got in the end.
Hector Rondon stopped Angel Pagan's smash with his right foot for the final out on Thursday night, and the Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in the conclusion of a suspended game.
The Giants needed the first successful protest since 1986 for a chance to finish Tuesday...
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August 21, 2014
In 2009, Hector Rondon was named the minor league pitcher of the year in the Cleveland Indians organization. He was poised to have an even better year heading into 2010, but then his career took a turn for the worst.
After Rondon made seven starts to begin the 2010 season, he was sidelined with soreness in his elbow, and was then advised to have Tommy John surgery after the injury...
Did The Cubs Win?
OSS: Rondon gave up some bloops and a blast.
1. Anthony Rizzo hit his 16th home run, and also singled. He’s the man.
2. Jeff Samardzija tried out for the Blue Jays and it went well – except for Devin Mesoraco, who has plunked twice. Add those to his walks, and he had 4 to go with 7 Ks over 6 innings. It’s been real, Jeff.
3. Um… Brian Schlitter...
The Chicago Cubs lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday by the score of 7-4. The loss dropped the Cubs to 27-39 on the season, last place in the National League Central. The Cubs have struggled offensively, but have the 11th best ERA in the Major Leagues. But there is some concern in the bullpen, as closer Hector Rondon has been out with right elbow soreness, which is why...
Allow me to preface all of this by saying that managing a bullpen is very difficult for a manager. Relievers need off-days, they need to be used fairly consistently, they might have minor arm issues that allow them to work, but on a strict pitch limit…the list of things that a manager needs to deal with as it relates to a bullpen is almost endless. All of that said, for a guy who...
Did The Cubs Win?
OSS: Cubs celebrate 100 years of Wrigley Field in fitting fashion.
1. Jeff Samardzija was brilliant (again). He deserved to win (again). He didn’t win (again).
2. Hector Rondon has to be the best Rule 5 pick of the past 5 years, right? A short reflection of the past Rule 5 drafts:
2013: too early to tell.
2012: Rondon is a legitimate back-end reliever...
Some will argue this is why you have to draft Craig Kimbrel or Glen Perkins, but this is exactly why we don't value closers in the draft. The Chicago Cubs have removed Jose Veras from the closer role after blowing 2 saves. Candidates to save games in his place include Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm and Pedro Strop. Rondon pitched a perfect 11th inning for his first career save...