Cubs pitch Pedro Strop performed well on the mound against the Dodgers for his third save of the season, but he was dealing with a real problem off the field: his car got stolen. According to the Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown blog, Strop’s car was stolen from his downtown residence around 6am. Later on the same day, the stolen vehicle was pulled over for a traffic violation, then drove off only to crash. Strop’s 2018 Hyundai Genesis was found damaged and unoccupied on South Vincennes.
On top of that, Strop told reporters yesterday he was dealing with the situation during the game. “I was still giving them my information in the fourth inning,” Strop said. “I told them, ‘I have to go. I might have to pitch.'”