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The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. This one rides the pine in a win.

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Welcome to your Tuesday, and today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™, featuring material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball.

I find it hard to understand that Alfonso Rivas rode the pine against a righty hurler, David Ross. Granted, I have well-documented pro-Rivas bias, but even so, it’s a questionable decision given Rivas’ approach and skillset. Bear down, Alfonso. You’re not alone.

That and other matters are discussed below by our regulars, who variously blow smoke and cut reality checks.

Oh and there was a game Wednesday. Mark Leiter Jr., started for the Cubs and Charlie Morton for the Braves. Leiter had some trouble but had some wiggle as well. The relief pitching was up to the task until Mychal Givens gave up the tying runs in the bottom of the eighth. What happened after that, in the battle of the bullpens, when everyone was blinded by the light of the Manfred Man? Al has details in his recap, but here are some highlights:

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