More night games at Wrigley?
Maddon says Cubs at disadvantage playing day games.
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon would like to see more night games at Wrigley and day baseball limited to Saturdays and Sundays.
“This constantly having to rush to the ballpark and not having the normal method during the course of the day, it does matter because then you go on the road, it’s entirely different,” he said.
The Cubs didn’t add lights to Wrigley until 1988. They are allowed to play 43 night games and would like to get that number up to 54.
Maddon dismissed the idea that the Cubs have an advantage over a visiting team that mostly plays at night.
“I think 107 years indicates it wasn’t such a good idea,” he said.
The Cubs won the World Series last fall for the first time since 1908.
■ Shortstop Addison Russell was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right foot. The Cubs recalled left-hander Rob Zastryzny from Triple-A.
Nationals: Max Scherzer and Gio Gonzalez will miss their scheduled starts this weekend against the Cubs. Manager Dusty Baker decided to give Scherzer an extra day of rest rather than have him pitch Sunday after he exited Tuesday’s game with neck spasms. Gonzalez won’t pitch today with his wife expecting to give birth to their second child within the next few days.
Indians: Left-hander Boone Logan will likely miss the rest of the season with a torn back muscle. Logan, who is 1-0 with a 4.71 ERA, says he will not have surgery.
Nationals: Left-hander Enny Romero (forearm) was put on the 10-day DL.
Tigers: Right-hander Michael Fulmer (elbow) was placed on the 10-day DL.
Giants: Right-hander Chris Stratton will be called up from Triple-A and will take right-hander Matt Cain’s turn in the rotation, manager Bruce Bochy said. Cain will move to the bullpen.
Orioles: Baltimore turned its second triple play of the season in the second inning Thursday against Detroit. With runners on first and second, James McCann hit a grounder to third baseman Manny Machado, who stepped on third and whipped a throw to second baseman Jonathan Schoop. The relay to Chris Davis beat McCann, a catcher.