Cubs manager Joe Maddon probably wasn't thrilled with his team's start in the first two games Wednesday at Cincinnati, so his early shower in the 9-1 loss might have been for the best.
The wheels really came off with the Reds leading 4-1 in the fourth inning when Maddon couldn't believe his eyes. With a runner on first and one out, Cincinnati pitcher Mike Leake was at the plate showing bunt. Then suddenly the first base umpire jolted up calling a balk on Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo was livid at the call. Maddon quickly came onto the field, and it wasn't long before he was gone.