"After reviewing all three of Hernandez's home runs, we determined that one was invalid because it was hit off Hector Rondon, who got smoked all series long," said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. "The way Rondon pitched doesn't warrant that home run to count."
His Cubs may have been eliminated from the postseason Thursday night, but manager Joe Maddon is reportedly still running around the team's clubhouse in his jockstrap, in what insiders call a "crazy" outburst from the recently unhinged skipper.
With the Cubs postseason hopes on life support, local charities are reporting a dramatic influx of calls Wednesday morning from Cubs fans looking to give away their NLCS Game 4 tickets.
"I know I said I didn't, but in truth that's the reason." he said. "I mean, look at where I' m from and the places I've played. Try to get a good one in Texas or, for God's sake, St. Louis."
Joe Maddon is at it again. With his pitching staff depleted following an epic five-game ALDS against the Nationals, the Cubs skipper has named infielder Javy Baez the NLCS Game 1 starting pitcher in Los Angeles Saturday night.
"Look, we'd love to start the series right away, we really would," said a champagne-soaked Joe Maddon, "but at this point we've got to get our guys fully rested if we want to compete with the Dodgers."
The Cubs' path to the NLCS just got a bit easier after Nationals' superstar, Bryce Harper, was scratched from the lineup for game 4 Tuesday after sustaining a shower-related injury in which he used shampoo that didn't contain conditioner.