Published: Sat, April 28, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Cubs 3B Bryant out of starting lineup for 3rd straight game

Cubs 3B Bryant out of starting lineup for 3rd straight game

The Brewers will look for their ninth straight victory Thursday against their National League Central Division rivals, the Chicago Cubs. He pinch hit in the seventh, flied out and remained in the game at first.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game after he was beaned during a victory at Colorado last weekend.

Maddon has repeatedly said that Bryant is fine but the Cubs are clearly being cautious with his return.

As tough as Wednesday's news was to digest, however, general manager David Stearns told reporters the Brewers have enough depth between back-up Jesus Aguilar and Ryan Braun, who has also filled in at first, to soften the blow of losing Thames.

Doctors in Denver and Cleveland already examined Bryant before Thursday's consultation with Dr. Stephen Adams, the team physician.

"I really anticipate good soon".

Kris Bryant will miss his fourth straight game on Friday since being hit with a 96 miles per hour fastball that ricocheted off the brim of his helmet during Sunday's wild win against the Colorado Rockies. "I'm listening to KB, the doctors, trying to do the right things and get him back out there".

With Bryant out and first baseman Anthony Rizzo struggling to get going offensively, right fielder Jason Heyward has managed to find his rhythm.

Darvish gave up nine runs, 14 hits and eight walks in his previous two outings, losses to Atlanta and Colorado. Suter has pitched at least five innings in each of his starts this year, but it coming off an effort against the Miami Marlins when he allowed five runs and two home runs. "And I'm liking his aggressiveness at the plate". "This guy is one of the best pitchers in the world, not in the United States, but in the world".

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