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11 hours ago
KFFL
Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist (neck) is in the starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds ...
Aug 14, 2017
CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball
The called strike three against Zobrist cut short a possible Cubs comeback against Arizona
Cubs Insider 1 hour ago

Watch: Joe Maddon Talks Ejection; Call on Zobrist “Asinine”

With the Cubs trying to stave off what would have been a devastating loss to the Reds, Ben Zobrist appeared to be hit by a pitch while rescinding a sacrifice bunt attempt. However, first base umpire, Chris Conroy, ruled that Zobrist offered at the pitch, sending the Cubs veteran back to the plate with two … The post Watch: Joe Maddon Talks Ejection; Call on Zobrist “Asinine” appeared first on Cubs Insider.
CBS Chicago 3 hours ago
Cubs’ Joe Maddon Livid About Umpire’s ‘Asinine’ Strike Call As Ben Zobrist Was Drilled In Leg

Cubs’ Joe Maddon Livid About Umpire’s ‘Asinine’ Strike Call As Ben Zobrist Was Drilled In Leg

In a tie game in the ninth inning, Zobrist was assessed a strike while avoiding a pitch after being called to bunt.
Chicago Tribune 3 hours ago

Ben Zobrist on controversial call in 9th inning

Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist discusses getting hit by a pitch while attempting to bunt during the ninth inning against the Reds on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (Chris Kuc/Chicago Tribune)
Sports Mockery 3 hours ago
Joe Maddon Blows Up On Umpires, Gets Ejected

Joe Maddon Blows Up On Umpires, Gets Ejected

Joe Maddon wasn’t in the dugout to watch the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds on walk-off wild pitch because he was ejected after arguing with umpires earlier in the ninth inning. Maddon was beside himself after Ben Zobrist got hit by a pitch, but was ruled to be attempting a bunt, thus strike two […]
Cubs Insider 10 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Zobrist Leads Off, Schwarber Second as Maddon Says, ‘What the Hell, It’s Just Homer Bailey’

Folks, I’m not sure what to say about this one. My only guess is that Joe Maddon saw that Homer Bailey was on the mound for the Reds and just decided to go rogue. Ben Zobrist, who’s been struggling mightily despite last night’s RBI, is back in the leadoff role and playing second base. He’s … The post Chicago Cubs Lineup: Zobrist Leads Off, Schwarber Second as Maddon Says, ‘What the Hell, It’s Just Homer Bailey’ appeared first on Cubs Insider.
KFFL 11 hours ago

Cubs | Ben Zobrist back in lineup

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist (neck) is in the starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds ...
Chicago Tribune 12 hours ago

Ben Zobrist, Kyle Schwarber are 1-2 in Cubs lineup vs. Reds

Ben Zobrist will return to the leadoff spot Wednesday night, and Kyle Schwarber will move up to the second spot when the Chicago Cubs face the Cincinnati Reds. Zobrist has been nagged by a stiff neck and hasn't started since Sunday, although he came off the bench and hit a single in the ninth inning...
Chicago Tribune Aug 16, 2017

Joey Votto's walks a big factor in Cubs' 2-1 loss to Reds

The drive to the 2016 World Series title gave the Cubs a taste of the pressure they will experience at least until the National League Central race is decided. "It's going to come down to execution, just like always," Ben Zobrist said. "I don't anticipate any of the pressure of the important games...
MLB Aug 15, 2017

Zobrist given 2nd start off for neck stiffness

It's been a struggle for Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist to stay healthy this season, but he is expected back in the lineup on Wednesday after he made an appearance as pinch-hitter Tuesday.
Chicago Tribune Aug 15, 2017

Ben Zobrist on stiff neck: 'Just day-to-day'

Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist discusses his stiff neck on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Cubs Insider Aug 15, 2017

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jay in Left, Caratini Catching, Almora Gets Rare Start Against Righty

If it ain’t broke, don’t change it too much. That’s what Joe Maddon’s staying with a lineup that once again features Tommy La Stella subbing for Ben Zobrist — who sits again with a stiff neck — batting and playing second behind leadoff left fielder Jon Jay. The white-hot Kris Bryant holds down third and … The post Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jay in Left, Caratini Catching, Almora Gets Rare Start Against Righty appeared first on Cubs Insider.
KFFL Aug 14, 2017

Cubs | Ben Zobrist scratched from lineup

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist (neck) was scratched from the starting lineup Monday, August 14, ...
Cubs Insider Aug 14, 2017

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jon Jay Leads Off, Zobrist Bats Cleanup, Schwarber Fifth

The Chicago Cubs begin their four-game set against the Cincinnati Reds by sporting a familiar lineup. Leading off is Jon Jay, followed by Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. The struggling Ben Zobrist will bat cleanup, while the also struggling Kyle Schwarber tailgates. Alex Avila, Jason Heyward, and Javy Baez finish the batting order in front … The post Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jon Jay Leads Off, Zobrist Bats Cleanup, Schwarber Fifth appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Cubs Insider Aug 14, 2017

Cubs Related Podcast: Ben Zobrist’s Wrist, Schwarber’s Rough Weekend, Cubs Defense

Corey and Brendan cover lots from the weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks: Ben Zobrist’s cold stretch, Schwarber’s strikeouts, Baez’s offensive and defensive play, and the Cubs defense in general. The upcoming series in Chicago against the Cincinnati Reds is previewed to close this episode. Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or TuneIn. The post Cubs Related Podcast: Ben Zobrist’s Wrist, Schwarber’s Rough Weekend, Cubs Defense appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Cubs Insider Aug 14, 2017

Cubs Quick Hits: Ben Zobrist’s Extremely Underwhelming Numbers Since Wrist Injury

When CI’s resident highlight-video maven, Corey Freedman, told me to guess what Ben Zobrist’s numbers have been since the utility infielder hurt his wrist, I guessed low. But, wow, I didn’t realize his numbers have been this bad. Before the 36-year-old veteran sat for a few games on May 26, he had hit to a .346 … The post Cubs Quick Hits: Ben Zobrist’s Extremely Underwhelming Numbers Since Wrist Injury appeared first on Cubs Insider.

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