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The Cubs didn’t use closer Brandon Morrow in either of their games Tuesday against the Dodgers, instead relying on a bevy of other relievers. He would’ve been really helpful in the first game, which the Cubs lost 4-3 after Justin Wilson blew a 3-2 lead in the ninth. According to the team, the reason Morrow wasn’t available was because he suffered a weird baseball injury that involved his pants.

Morrow revealed the cause of his back spasms to reporters after Game 1. Via Patrick Mooney of The Athletic:

“Just undressing at my house,” Morrow said. “Taking my pants off yesterday morning after we got back in at like 3 a.m. Just in the closet, got my right leg off. Left one, just felt like a spasm in my back.”


The pitcher doesn’t know when he’ll be back, but he didn’t seem worried about the severity of the injury. He considers himself “day to day, I guess.”

“It’s frustrating any time you can’t get out there, and especially when you can’t go because it’s something like taking your pants off,” Morrow said.

It’s so true. At least he didn’t punch a wall.

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