Carlos Torres beat himself up (literally) after taking the loss for the Mets


Carlos Torres gave up four runs on seven hits last night to take the extra-inning loss for the Mets.

After Torres finally was removed from the game, pitching coach Dan Warthen came over to offer some encouragement, at which point Torres decided to start punching himself in the head:

“Why are you hitting yourself?!”

“Because I gave up three runs and I’m sad about it.”

“Oh, OK.”

Cubs to activate Craig Kimbrel on Thursday

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The Cubs will activate reliever Craig Kimbrel ahead of Thursday afternoon’s game against the Braves, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

Kimbrel, 31, ended a seven-month stint in free agency, agreeing to a three-year, $43 million contract with the Cubs earlier this month. He has made four minor league appearances, allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

With an aggregate 3.96 ERA entering Wednesday, the Cubs’ bullpen has been among the better bullpens in the league. Adding Kimbrel, one of the greatest closers of all-time, certainly can’t hurt and will give them some stability in save situations.