(Photo by Roger Choover)
Andrew Cashner, pictured above in one of the greatest uniform combos the game has ever seen, was just pulled from his start against the Diamondbacks with “shoulder tightness.” Cashner had been cruising up until then, giving up 2 hits, one walk, and one run in 5.1 innings.
Cashner, converted back to a starter after spending his rookie campaign in the bullpen, was seen as one of the keys to the Cubs season. Though he was slotted in at the back of rotation, he was seen as a high-reward option that could give the club much more production.
Since exiting the game, the Cubs relievers quickly combined to give up 3 runs on two hits and three walks, frittering away his lead. The game is currently tied 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh.