The Chicago Cubs picked up their fifth victory of the year after defeating the Cincinnati Reds by the score of 8-4 at home.
Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney launched a 3-1, two out pitch deep to left field for a two run home run during the bottom of the sixth inning. But with a great win by the Cubs, comes some concerning news for fans. First baseman Anthony Rizzo was pulled from the game after experiencing back spasms.
“It just started barking on me in the fifth or sixth, and once we took the four-run lead, I [decided] to play with more caution than go up there, get another at-bat and go out on the field and hurt it even more.” Anthony Rizzo via Muskat Ramblings.
Rizzo expects to be in the starting lineup tomorrow in the final game of the three game series against the Reds. They’ll welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday before heading to Milwaukee next Friday.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he receives the day off before Arizona comes into town.