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Zobrist gets tossed after critiquing ump (0:42)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist talk about the conversation he had with umpire Phil Cuzzi about a bad strike 3 call before getting kicked out on Tuesday. Eventually, he told Cuzzi "that's why we want an electronic zone" which got him tossed.

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4hJesse Rogers

Zobrist ejected after lobbying for robot umps

A discussion of plate umpire Phil Cuzzi's strike zone led to Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist's first career ejection on Tuesday after he remarked that players would prefer an electronic strike zone.

0:29

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Brewers skipper Craig Counsell discusses the outstanding outing of Jhoulys Chacin, who in a 7-0 win over the Cubs on Tuesday had his best outing yet for Milwaukee in the Brew Crew's biggest game of the year.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist was kicked out of the game between the bottom of the 8th and top of the 9th innings as he engaged home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi after Zobrist was being replaced in the lineup anyway. The two seemed to have a calm discussion but Zobrist was ejected anyway. He was on the end of a seemingly bad strike 3 call in the bottom of the 6th inning, where his manager was thrown out during the ensuing argument. Cuzzi also called a similar outside strike 3 pitch on Kyle Schwarber in the 7th.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon was kicked out of the game by home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi after coming to the defense of Ben Zobrist who was upset with a strike 3 call in the 6th inning. Maddon got his money's worth after Zobrist threw his bat down as the pitch by Jhoulys Chacin looked outside. Zobrist survived the argument but Maddon did not. It was Maddon's third ejection this season.

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11hJesse Rogers

Cubs' Darvish near rehab stint in minors

Cubs' right-hander Yu Darvish, who hasn't pitched since May 20 due to an elbow injury, is close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment, according to team president Theo Epstein.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein on David Bote's grand slam: "Everyone of us, at some point, has said (to ourselves) 'down 3, 2 outs, ninth inning, bases loaded, 2 strikes, here we go.' I always roll over and hit a ground ball to short but Bote put a ridiculous swing on the ball. That would have been a noteworthy HR if that was a spring training game as far as that ball went."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein, on Sunday's improbable win where rookie David Bote hit a walk off grand slam with 2 outs and 2 strikes and the Cubs down 3-0: "That struck a chord with everyone. I probably got more texts after that game then some of our World Series games. There must have been nothing else on (tv) but that was one of my favorite regular season games."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein says if all checks out with Yu Darvish after his sim game he'll be ready for a rehab stint in the minors as he recovers from an elbow injury.

0:45

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Yu Darvish (elbow) throw a couple pitches in his sim game on Tuesday. He faced David Bote and Victor Caratini.

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David Bote, Cubs third baseman

David Kaplan and Eddie Olczyk talk with Cubs third baseman David Bote after his big night following his walk-off grand slam against the Nationals.

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BBTN: Weekend's Biggest Stories, Bonds' HOF Path, Rizzo, Radom

Before hearing from Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (32:14), Karl Ravech & Tim Kurkjian discuss the five biggest developments from the weekend, weigh in on Willie Mays' plea and more (:35). Plus, Todd Radom unveils the most notable uniform in Cardinals' history and moderates the latest uniform & logo trivia question (34:49).

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2dJesse Rogers

Bote spoils Scherzer's gem with walk-off slam

With two out in the bottom of the ninth and facing a two-strike count, Cubs pinch hitter David Bote delivered a walk-off grand slam to stun the Nationals on Sunday night at Wrigley.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch David Bote discuss his game winning grand slam on Sunday night in the Cubs 4-3 win over the Nationals.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie David Bote hit a walk off grand slam to beat the Nationals 4-3 in dramatic fashion. Bote has been a find for the Cubs as a 25 year old rookie, getting extra playing time with the injury to Kris Bryant. He has not been "afraid" since coming up, according to his manager. He showed that again tonight.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cole Hamels pitched 7 innings in his home debut, giving up just one run on one hit while striking out 9. He retired the last 18 batters he faced, the most since July 1, 2017 when he retired 19 in a row. His ERA as a Cub is now 1.00 after three starts while lowering his career ERA at Wrigley Field to 1.69.

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2dJesse Rogers

Maddon, A-Rod discuss comments about Darvish

Joe Maddon and Alex Rodriguez spoke briefly Sunday before the Cubs took on the Nationals after Rodriguez made pointed remarks about injured right-hander Yu Darvish two weeks ago on an ESPN broadcast.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.957th
Quality Starts77Tied-8th
WHIP1.289th
BAA.2384th
Runs8224th
Batting Average.25516th
On Base Percentage.3384th
Slugging Percentage.4377th