Jason Heyward provided some heroics Wednesday to help the Cubs shock the Phillies.
Having just allowed two runs to Philadelphia in the top of the ninth inning, the Cubs found themselves down two runs with one at-bat left. After loading the bases, Heyward sent them all home with his first-career walk-off home run.
Jose Quintana started for the Cubs, allowing just two runs in 5 2/3 innings while striking out 10 batters. He out dueled Aaron Nola, who allowed three runs in six innings with six strikeouts.
It is safe to assume and safer to predict he will meet this medical challenge head-on, the way he tore through his early months on the job.
Gettleman, in a statement released by the team, said a recent annual exam discovered the lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system. This type of cancer starts in the white blood cells and can spread to different parts of the body. He will begin treatment in the very near future.
News of the diagnosis filtered through the Giants facility a few weeks ago and the shock was intertwined with Gettleman’s upbeat approach to his new normal.
Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course of treatment, Gettleman said. The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.
New York could consider moving ace Jacob deGrom, who has tallied a 4-2 record and a 1.55 ERA in 87 1/3 innings pitched this season. But New York would only trade him if it received a boatload of talent in return, according to the report.
The Mets are also expected to shop reliever Jeurys Familia, who was activated from the disabled list this weekend. The 28-year-old closer has picked up 14 saves and registered a 2.70 ERA in 2018.
New York could also try to deal starting infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.
Brought in during the final week of the 2017 season, replacing the fired Jerry Reese, Gettleman hit the ground running, and for five months barely stopped. He hired head coach Pat Shurmur, traded for linebacker Alec Ogletree, signed left tackle Nate Solder in free agency, navigated around Odell Beckham Jr. trade murmurs with his familiar tough-talk, and oversaw an intense NFL Draft evaluation process, eschewing a top-rated quarterback, instead focusing on and landing mega-prospect Saquon Barkley, a dynamic running back.