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Chicago Cubs Joe Maddon feels the pressure to find a closer

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is having quite the season thus far. First, Maddon finds out he’ll be without their primary closing pitcher, Brandon Morrow, for an extended amount of time and then a windfall of issues rose up:

  • The Chicago Cubs start slow and pile up some early losses.
  • Starting pitcher Jon Lester gets hurt running during his trip to bat.
  • Darvish starts throwing some stinkers.
  • Catcher Victor Caratini gets hurt and is put on reserve.
  • Acting-closer Pedro Strop gets hurt and is put on reserve.