Pederson’s Cubs beat the Dodgers 6-5 on a two-out RBI single by Anthony Rizzo in the bottom of the 11th. An inning earlier, Pederson thought he had won the game with a three-run homer. Take a look at this video:
Strop was away from the Cubs on a leave of absence due to personal reasons. Details surrounding that absence were not revealed, and it’s not clear at this point whether he’ll pursue an opportunity with another club.
After a layoff of more than a year and a half, Minor League Baseball finally returned Tuesday night. All four of the Cubs’ major affiliates we slated to play, though Tennessee was forced to postpone the start of their season due to rain.
The Cubs are looking to sweep a two-game doubleheader with the LA Dodgers and Jason Heyward got the scoring started in game two. Keegan Thompson and Trevor Bauer traded zeroes for the first three innings of the game, and it was Bauer that cracked first.
Arrieta, 35, has had a decent rebound effort with the Cubs thus far, making six starts and logging a 4.31 ERA through 31 1/3 frames out of the rotation. He signed a one-year, $6.5M deal to return to the team.