The Rundown: Cubs Split DH, Montgomery Could Remain Sixth Starter, Morrow Injured By Pants

I’m not a fan of the split doubleheader, or doubleheaders in general. It’s just too long of a day to dedicate to one thing. It’s almost like a muscle and blood job.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon is opposed to splitting it into day/night games.

“My only complaint is the split doubleheader,” Maddon said. “I don’t like it. I don’t think it’s a good idea. To be here for a noon game and then a 7 o’clock game, that’s wrong. I don’t think there’s one player, manager, coach who thinks it’s a good idea.”

“I’m not opposed to the doubleheader, but just play it concurrently,” he added. “That gives the body a break. That permits us to have a more reasonable day, whereas guys are going to be here from 9 a.m. to probably midnight with the day game.”

I really despise doubleheaders that end in splits. Sweeps happen more than you’d think however. From 2005 through 2014 teams swept doubleheaders 51.8 percent of the time, with the home team sweeping 58.4 percent of those.

The Cubs were one Justin Wilson pitch away from sweeping yesterday. They won the …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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