In a one-sided game that had gotten out of hand in the Cub’s favor, David Robertson had the first plate appearance of his professional career tonight in the 9th inning (see below). Robertson struck out on a 3-2 count against Pittsburgh shortstop Diego Castillo. Robertson had not been in the batter’s box since high school. Manager David Ross presented Robertson with a lineup card after the game.
The Epson Tour recaps Polly Mack’s pro debut last week and digs into why she started playing golf as a child in Germany.
Self Financial, in conjunction with signing on as a jersey patch sponsor for the San Antonio Spurs, announced a separate endorsement deal with Joshua Primo to serve as a brand champion for the firm. Primo will appear in commercials for Self.
Justin Thomas has withdrawn from this week’s Traveler’s Championship, citing a back issue. Thomas’ next events are the Scottish Open and British Open, so this week’s withdrawal gives him an extra week to rest up for his overseas run.
Natassha McDonald has been named to Team Canada for next month’s Commonwealth Games.
Mike Riley, head coach of the New Jersey Generals, has been named the USFL’s Head Coach and Coach of the Year.
Northwest Kansas Technical College officially named Keitavious Walter as an assistant coach. Walter will primarily coach sprints and relays.
Connor Prielipp appears on the MLB Pipeline podcast.
Trey DePriest and Ryan Anderson were guests on this week’s episode of The Bama Standard.
Scenes and Highlights
- Matt Foster – activated from the Bereavement List by the Chicago White Sox.
SWIMMING FINA World Championships Women’s 100m Freestyle prelims: Kalia Antoniou - 54.25 seconds, 9th overall; advanced to semifinals. Diana Petkova - DNS. FINA World Championships Men’s 200m Breaststroke prelims: Anton McKee - 2:06.69, 5th overall; advances to semifinals. FINA World Championships Women’s 100m Freestyle semifinals: Kalia Antoniou - 54.24 seconds, 13th overall. FINA World Championships Men’s 200m Breaststroke semifinals: Anton McKee - 2:08.74, 2nd overall; advances to finals. BASKETBALL French Pro A Championship Gm 4: Lyon-Villeurbanne 85, Monaco 68 (series tied 2-2) Donta Hall – DNP (inactive). GOLF GPro Tour Mimosa Championship Rd 2: Dru Love – 69-73, +2, cut. Northeast Amateur Invitational Rd 1: Jonathan Griz – 69, E, T21 Canon Claybomb – 70, +1, T26 Women’s British Amateur Championship, Match Play Rd of 64: Emilie Øverås defeated Esme Hamilton 2 & 1. BASEBALL Toronto 9, Chicago White Sox 5. Matt Foster – 1.2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR allowed. Houston 5, New York Mets 3. Tommy Hunter – 1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Chicago Cubs 14, Pittsburgh 1. David Robertson – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K; at plate – 0-1. Springfield 9, Northwest Arkansas 6. Tyler Gentry (RF) – 2-4, 1 HR (3rd), 1 single, 1 HBP, 2 RBI, 2 runs. Biloxi 5, Pensacola 4. Cobie Fletcher-Vance (3B) – 2-4, 2 singles. Wisconsin 4, Quad Cities 2. Justin King (W, 1-0) – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K. Morgan McCullough (3B) – 1-2, 1 single, 2 BB, 1 SB.