Randy Wells is knocked the heck out of the box

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Randy Wells.jpgThe Cubs are playing the Cardinals this afternoon. Randy Wells got the start. It went like this:

  • Single to Felipe Lopez;
  • Double for Ryan Ludwick;
  • RBI single for Albert Pujols;
  • Single for Matt Holliday;
  • RBI single for Colby Rasmus;
  • RBI double for Yadier Molina;

5-0 lead for the Cardinals before an out was ever recorded, and Wells is out of the game.  Assuming Carlos Zambrano’s digestive system can be restored to order, you have to figure that it will be Wells’ turn he takes when he returns to the rotation.

Danny Farquhar taken to hospital after fainting in dugout

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White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing his outing against the Astros on Friday evening. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, but Farquhar was supervised by the club’s medical personnel and EMTs and regained consciousness before being taken to Rush University Medical Center for further treatment and testing. A diagnosis has not been announced by the team.

Farquhar pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief during Friday’s 10-0 loss to Houston. He was brought in to relieve James Shields in the top of the sixth inning and was immediately bested by George Springer, who belted a ground-rule double down the right field line and scored Brian McCann and Derek Fisher for the Astros’ sixth and seventh runs of the night. He recovered to strike out Jose Altuve, but was again punished with a two-run homer from Carlos Correa (his first of two), and induced a fly out to end the inning.

The 31-year-old righty pitched just 7 1/3 innings with the club prior to Friday’s performance, issuing four hits, three runs, two homers and eight strikeouts in seven appearances.