Somehow, he’s schooled to take a exhale and it helps his composure. Does Edwards breathe a same in a sixth inning as in a eighth with a diversion on a line?
“Yes — it doesn’t matter,” a right-hander said.
“He has come a prolonged approach and partial of that is a approach we’ve used him,” manager Joe Maddon said. “By not over-using him, he was good and healthy in a final partial of a deteriorate and a seventh diversion of a World Series, he was impactful. He’s still physically not a citation — he’s really good during what he does. When it comes to counting on him, we all feel good about carrying him out there.”
Maddon’s criticism on Edwards’ physique isn’t a knock. All we need to do is demeanour during a pitcher’s slim frame, and we have to consternation where a quickness comes from.
The Cubs know they can count on Edwards.
“He’s a kind of male we wish in a large moment,” Maddon said. “He’s proven he can come into a bad moment, a unwashed moment, an inning in progress, and still reason his possess and work his approach by it. … I’ll put him in any situation.”
• It’s early, though Kyle Schwarber seems a ideal fit as a Cubs’ leadoff man. Entering Friday, he was 3-for-10 with a home run and 3 walks by a initial 3 games.
“Why would we representation him anywhere else?” Maddon said. “He’s already been walked with a MVP [Kris Bryant] attack behind him. That validates attack him [first]. If we put him behind [Anthony Rizzo], he’s not going to get pitched to one bit. Let’s keep [Schwarber] out there as prolonged as we can.”
• If fans wish a demeanour during Wrigley Field before Monday’s home opener, they can demeanour during a practical debate in videos posted on a 1060 Project website featuring clamp boss of Wrigley Field deputy and enlargement Carl Rice. The videos offer a demeanour during a bullpen relocation, margin replacement, and a concourse.
• The Cubs’ Triple-A associate has extended a franchise with a city of Des Moines to run by a 2037 season. The Iowa Cubs also extended their actor growth agreement with a primogenitor bar by a 2020 season. That partnership started in 1981, and is a third longest active connection among Minor League teams not owned by a Major League team.
• Lefty reliever Brian Duensing, on a infirm list since of behind spasms, threw a ideal seventh inning on Thursday in a rehab assignment with Iowa. Eddie Butler struck out 6 and gave adult 6 hits over 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over Oklahoma City. The I-Cubs won when Victor Caratini scored on a furious representation in a ninth.