Contreras has appealed the suspension and will be able to play until the appeal is heard and ruled upon. The catcher has tallied 21 home runs and 73 RBI so far this season. It bounced up and hit Baker's leg. "He is emotional. We are all working on having him curb that a bit. That's a big part of why he's so good".
"(Baker) had no argument back", Lackey said after the game. "Those don't grow on trees".
"It's impossible", the manager said. But after outscoring the New York Mets 39-14 in a three-game sweep, the Cubs got enough big hits to improve to 9-4 against the Cardinals this year. Russell had been sidelined since early August with a strained right foot. We will now have to wait and see if it will get reduced or upheld.