Tensions were high between the Cubs and the Marlins after a collision at home plate between Derek Dietrich and Victor Caratini. The two exchanged words as the dugouts and bullpens emptied, but there appeared to be no punches or shoves. "Not the best circumstances for him, but obviously I expect him to be better than that". Also pitching were Steve Cishek, Justin Wilson, Pedro Strop, Carl Edwards Jr and Brandon Morrow.
Mets 7, Reds 6 - At Cincinnati: Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in his old home stadium and Adrian Gonzalez connected twice, powering NY over Cincinnati. The right-hander allowed four runs in five innings, with two of the runs unearned on a day when the Cardinals matched their season worst with three errors. Add in the fact that Quintana has been money at home for the Cubs dating back to last season and I think you have to lay the juice with Chicago here, even if the price tag isn't pretty.
Urena gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
"I thought we were aggressive in the first and after that it felt like we were holding on".
So Mattingly gave his talk and the Marlins still lost.
The Cubs placed the right-handed pitcher on the 10-day disabled list with parainfluenza virus, the team announced Monday.
The DL stint for the right-hander was made retroactive to Friday and he is eligible to return May 14, when the Cubs host the Atlanta Braves for a makeup game.
The only downer for the Cubs was an early exit for Baez, who departed in the sixth with right groin tightness. In his most recent start in Cincinnati, the Reds hit back-to-back homers off Chen in the first inning, digging a hole too deep to climb out of.
The Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs duke it out in the finale of their three game set from Wrigley Field in Major League Baseball action on Wednesday afternoon. Quintana allowed just one extra-base hit, a leadoff triple to Brian Anderson in the fourth inning. He is coming off a loss at St. Louis after winning his previous two starts.