David Ross argues against Cubs' suspensions


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Cubs manager David Ross was outspoken against the suspensions recently levied against the North Siders. (Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)
Cubs manager David Ross was outspoken against the suspensions recently levied against the North Siders. (Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs manager David Ross was suspended for Friday's game at Wrigley Field versus the Atlanta Braves. Ross received the suspension as a result of Cubs reliever Ryan Tepera throwing behind Milwaukee Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff in the fifth inning of Tuesday's 3-2 Cubs win at American Family Field in Milwaukee. Tepera threw behind Woodruff in retaliation for catcher Willson Contreras getting hit by a pitch thrown by Woodruff earlier in the game.

Contreras has been hit quite frequently in recent games versus the Brewers, including three HBPs thus far this season. As a result, Ross was indignant when discussing his suspension with the media. Pointing out that the Cubs have led the majors in getting plunked since he took over as manager in 2020, Ross seemed perplex by the suspensions levied against the Cubs. Tepera was suspended for three games but is currently appealing the suspension, and Cubs catching coach Mike Borzello, who also serves as the game-planning coach for the Cubs, was suspended for one game.

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