He started in Saturday's loss to Colorado, as well.
June 09-Chicago's emergency communications chief sent a letter to the Cubs on Thursday criticizing the team for not enacting various security measures in the crowded neighborhood near historic Wrigley Field.
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh).
The city also requested that the Cubs submit a security plan for the new "Park at Wrigley" that has been constructed along the west side of the stadium, continue to integrate the Wrigley Field camera system with OEMC, and to upgrade public safety radio communications at the Joint Operations Center during Cubs games, among other changes. Charlie Blackmon slugged a 439-foot solo homer over the right-field bleachers and onto Sheffield in the seventh. Colorado can complete a four-game sweep of the reigning champs Sunday behind breakout rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela.
Colorado manager Bud Black is aware what the Chicago wind can do to the flight of a baseball, but he said the Reynolds and Blackmon homers would have been out of any ballpark. "Charlie's having a big series".
RAYS 13, ATHLETICS 4: Tampa Bay tied a season-high with five home runs, Alex Cobb went six strong innings, and the Rays beat the Oakland Athletics 13-4 on Friday night.
Chris Rusin (3-0) won in relief as the Colorado bullpen held Chicago to one hit in the final six innings.
The Rockies improved to 22-10 on the road, which calls for some more perspective.
Hoffman (4-0, 2.33 ERA) struck out eight and walked only one (in the first inning) over 6.1 innings. Chicago (30-31) did not record an extra-base hit as its losing streak reached four games.
Hoffman will make his first start at Wrigley, and his fourth overall this season.
"So I thought it was a good play to try". Eddie Butler recovered to retire the next two batters to keep the Cubs close.
Hanigan hasn't done much with the bat this year, but he has managed to drive in some clutch runs that have affected the outcomes of several games.
"It's a tough moment", Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.
"I think a lot of it is the young guys that have been a little bit eager in those situations, and that has hurt us a little bit", Maddon said.
"You go through spells where you don't feel good", third baseman Kris Bryant said of the collective offensive collapse.
"This is probably, I guess, the lowest point that I've been at here", Bryant said.
In game two of the series, the Cubs offense exploded for six runs in the seventh inning to run away with the game and win it 10-2.
Robert Gsellman (5-3) won his third straight start. He had allowed just one base hit (a bloop single) in the first six innings before surrendering three consecutive singles to chase him in the seventh. Albert Almora Jr. and Contreras then followed with singles for the Cubs' only run.
"What I mean by that normally is a ball in the dirt or a ball over your head that we're chasing, " Maddon said. It was Blackmon's 14th home run of the season and lifted his RBI total to 52.
The return to the leadoff spot for Kyle Schwarber and shortstop Addison Russell's trek back to the lineup added to the drama of the day, but the results were the same as the Cubs fell 9-1 to the Rockies.
Cubs also selected the contract of right-hand pitcher Seth Frankoff from Triple-A Iowa.
Braves starter Sean Newcomb (0-1) lost in his major league debut despite allowing just one unearned run and four hits in 6⅓ innings.