Cubs lose closer Pedro Strop to hamstring injury after leaving him in to bat with bases loaded


The Cubs have been pressured to journey to D.C. on Thursday in the center of a homestand to play a make-up sport towards the Nationals, which they received in extras (CHC 4, WAS 3). Alongside the way in which, although, they could have misplaced a key bullpen piece … 

Pedro Strop has been one of many Cubs’ greatest relievers this season, and that is particularly the case currently (he is allowed one run since Aug. 3). As a result of Strop was the eighth pitcher utilized by Joe Maddon on Thursday and since he is been so wonderful of late, Maddon let him bat with the bases loaded and one out in 10th — it was all so he may use Strop, who’d already pitched 1 2/Three innings, to shut it out.

Sadly for the Cubs, Strop hit into an inning-ending double play and pulled up lame whereas making an attempt to beat it out. It is price noting that this occurred with seasoned pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella out there on the bench. 

This form of sums up the present Cubs angst about this explicit resolution … 

Provided that Strop is probably going out “some time” and we’re in mid-September, the Cubs could possibly be with out their linchpin reliever when it issues most.



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