Cubs’ Pedro Strop gets day during Margaritaville
September 20, 2015 - accent chair
CHICAGO — Pedro Strop could not indeed go to a beach on his day off from pitching Sunday so a Chicago Cubs brought a beach to Strop.
The right-handed reliever arrived in a Cubs’ hall Sunday morning to find a beach loll chair, a kiddie pool full of sand, a bottle of suntan unguent and a margarita in front of his locker in a team’s close locker room.
His loll area after grew when an open bottle of drink was set alongside a margarita, followed by an ice bucket filled with 4 some-more bottles of beer.
Manager Joe Maddon already pronounced that Strop would be avoided during all costs Sunday after appearing in any of a initial dual games of a stream array opposite a Cardinals. He had also delivered an inning in 4 of a final 5 days, going behind to a prior array opposite a Pittsburgh Pirates.
“I wanted to make it fatiguing that he was not personification today,” Maddon said.
Strop has positively warranted his personal day. His 72 appearances this deteriorate are second in a National League to a 73 finished by Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist. Strop has managed to broach a 2.95 ERA over his 64 innings of work.
He is also third in a NL in binds with 26, a series that leads a Cubs. Opponents are attack only .169 opposite him.
Maddon smiled on saying a setup in front of Strop’s locker before a pitcher arrived. And while he was in on a thought of a beach theme, he didn’t indeed minister all a accent pieces.
“I would have finished a Bloody Mary had I’d been given a opportunity,” Maddon said. “I’m some-more of a Bloody Mary kind of guy, nonetheless that’s really a margarita kind of setting. we did listen to Jimmy Buffet on a approach in today, so it all creates sense.”