Maddon won't protest Cubs' loss to Nationals after all

  • null null null Baseball null The Cubs have dropped their protest over Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Nationals.Chicago manager Joe Maddon had formally protested the game, claiming Washington left-hander Sean Doolittle used an illegal delivery. However, the team has since decided not to move forward with their protest after discussions with  officials, with Maddon clarifying that he wanted to make a point objecting Doolittle’s toe-tap delivery after it was ruled illegal i夜网论坛n the past.MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZN In fact, Cubs righty Carl Edwards Jr. was told his similar move was illegal earlier this season.Discussion of the Sean Doolittle Toe Tap & Carl Edwards, Jr. Footplant from ESPN Sunday Night Baseball last night. pic.twitter.com/GXMisIJZbY— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 20, 2019"I really didn’t anticipate a whole lot to be done with it," Maddon said Sunday, via the Chicago Tribune. "I still don’t agree with the conclusion because I think it’s exactly what Carl did, only a different version of it."But the point was I w[......]

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    Louisville pitcher hurls F-bombs at Vanderbilt batter, then takes loss in elimination game

  • Baseball null Competition brings out the best in some people. Sometimes, it brings out the worst. That's especially true on a stage as big as the College World Series.It was a little of both Friday night for Louisville pitcher Luke Smith, who despite turning in an excellent 10-strikeout performance in 8 1/3 innings pitched will most likely be remembered for some unsavory eighth-inning antics. MORE: TV schedule, bracket, results from 2019 College World SeriesAfter striking out Vanderbilt's Julian Infante for the final out of the eighth inning, with his team leading 2-1, Smith could be seen hurling some very heated expletives toward Infante. (Warning: Foul language used).Louisville 2, Vanderbilt 1 | MID 8Confirmed stats for Luke Smith tonight: 10 strikeouts(!), 3 hits given up, 1 earned run in 8 i夜网论坛nnings pitched.Unconfirmed stats for Luke Smith: 2 humongous F bombs after his 10th K. pic.twitter.com/lktdfMzGL6— Jeremy Chisenhall (@JSChisenhall) June 22, 2019The Commodores got the last laugh however, taking the permanent 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth. The kicker? Smith was saddled with the loss after being pulled from the game after retiring just one batter in the ninth.top of the 8th inning:Louisville starting pitcher Luke Smith strikes out Vandy No. 9 hitter Julian Infante, to secure a 2-1 lead, tells him "f--- you"30 minu[......]

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