|Kerry Wood and his son and teammates in the bleachers before Friday's game (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
|Crosstown Classic ad (photo from Paul Sullivan)|
|Kerry Wood and his son walk off the field before Friday's game|
Travis Wood will take Volstad's next start on Tuesday in Houston, but the roster move won't happen until then.
The Cubs lost 3-2 to the Chicago White Sox in game 1 of the 3-game Crosstown Classic. Jeff Samardzija was the losing pitcher.
In the third inning, Samardzija unintentionally hit Paul Konerko in the face and Konerko had to leave the game. In the next inning, White Sox pitcher Phillip Humber retaliated by throwing a pitch to Cubs' first baseman Bryan LaHair's head. Luckily, LaHair got out of the way before being hit. The funny part is that Humber ended walking LaHair anyway. Konerko was treated for a laceration and swelling around his left eye and was sent for more tests.
In the fifth inning, David DeJesus was called safe on a slide at second base, then was called out by third base umpire Marty Foster after Gordon Beckham pummels DeJesus off the base. Dale Sveum was the most heated as he's been all season when he came out to argue the call and ended up being ejected. The drama between the North and South siders is always there, that's for sure!
Kerry Wood came into the game in the 8th inning and struck out Dayan Viciedo. Then Sveum pulled him and Wood received a standing ovation from the crowd. His son was waiting for him at the entrance of the Cubs' dugout. He received hugs from his teammates and coaches in the dugout and left on a high note.
|Kerry Wood receives a standing ovation from the crowd at Wrigley Field Friday (photo from cubs.com)|