Sep 17, 2020
Cubs-Indians delayed thanks to a drone over Wrigley Field
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And while that classic series featured a legendary and pivotal rain delay during Game 7, tonight’s game at Wrigley Field included a delay of an entirely different sort, when play was interrupted for nearly ten minutes by a drone flying overhead.
We have a drone delay here at Wrigley Field.
— Russell Dorsey (@Russ_Dorsey1) September 17, 2020
2020: The year of drone delays in Major League Baseball.
Players being pulled off the field at Wrigley now as a drone appears.
— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) September 17, 2020
Francisco Lindor and and Jose Ramirez took shelter behind the umpires, which is honestly exactly what every ballplayer should do in a similar situation.
Another totally normal one in 2020. pic.twitter.com/ajMMABQPAd
— Matt Clapp (@TheBlogfines) September 17, 2020
Here’s how it unfolded on Marquee:
2020: a drone delay at Wrigley Field pic.twitter.com/2kSzrOlilG
— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) September 17, 2020
Drone delays are becoming more commonplace for sporting events. And hey, this one was at least thematically relevant; it was during that 2016 World Series that Trevor Bauer had to pitch through a hand injury sustained while working on a drone.
That he was somehow not involved here (or was he???) is really too bad.
In the end, the game was delayed more than seven minutes, and it’s now in extra innings, just like Game 7! Though, thankfully, Game 7 didn’t involve a free runner starting at second base.
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Cubs plan to activate P Quintana for start against Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) — José Quintana is back in time to help the Chicago Cubs’ playoff push.
The NL Central-leading Cubs plan to activate the left-hander on Tuesday and start him against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Injuries have dogged Quintana for much of the season. He’s appeared in just two games, both out of the bullpen, thanks to issues with his left thumb and a lat problem.
Quintana recently completed a 35-pitch session off the mound and Cubs manager David Ross said he plans to give Quintana “a little bit of a leash” in his first start since last Sept. 26.
There’s a chance Quintana could get another opportunity to pitch when the Cubs wrap up the regular season with a three-game series at the rival Chicago White Sox this weekend.
The 31-year-old Quintana is 83-77 with a 3.73 ERA, including a 33-23 record with a 4.26 ERA since being traded from the White Sox to the Cubs in July 2017.
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