Rizzo speaks with MLB, no discipline for plate collision

  • Rizzo speaks with MLB, no discipline for plate collision

Rizzo speaks with MLB, no discipline for plate collision

After the game, a 3-2 Cubs win, San Diego manager Andy Green called the play "fairly egregious" and "a cheap shot".

Adding pitching to the mix remains a priority, Hoyer said before the game against the Padres on Tuesday at Wrigley Field, but he believes that the Cubs have the right foundation in place to make another deep run. Red-hot Rizzo and the Cubs aim for their third straight victory when they host the San Diego Padres in the middle contest of a three-game series on Tuesday. Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell swings into an RBI single off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, scoring Kris Bryant, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Chicago. But if Anthony Rizzo will continue batting leadoff, someone needs to replace the void he leaves in the middle of the order; that someone should be Willson Contreras. The runner is not supposed to initiate the contact if the catcher is not impeding his path, and Hedges said he "thought I gave him the plate".

Though Russell Martin isn't among the home run leaders, he certainly makes them count.

Rays Manager Joe Maddon declined to comment.

"Oh, my God", said manager Joe Maddon, whose team improved to 35-34. He's loving it, and we all are because it's definitely made a difference.

ANGELS 8, YANKEES 3: Cameron Maybin hit a tiebreaking home run off struggling reliever Tyler Clippard to spark a three-run seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat NY 8-3 Tuesday night to extend the Yankees' losing streak to seven games - their longest in a single season since April 2007.

There haven't been as many of these home-plate collisions since the 2014 institution of rule 7.13, which prohibited catchers from blocking the plate without the ball and stopped runners from crashing into catchers if it was avoidable. He was called out on the play.

Marlins 8, Nationals 7: The Nats had a 6-0 lead after their hacks in the third innings but Tanner Roark coughed up six runs of his own in the bottom half, with four of them coming on a Justin Bour grand slam. Twelve of his other 14 outs came on ground balls.

"I think it was just a great overall win for us, a great feeling all around", Montgomery said. "I play this game hard for a 162 games-plus so I can't see that being dirty".

Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer, Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1.

That's outright ignoring the rules, and by doing so the Cubs lost out on a run and the Padres lost their catcher to injury.

"I'm not saying (Rizzo) is a dirty player at all", Green said. So I'm really just telling you what I think. Albert Almora Jr. then doubled to left, and Baez scored on Pirela's throwing error for a 3-2 Cubs lead. He gave up two solo homers but otherwise allowed just five hits and one walk while striking out four.