Adbert Alzolay kept repeating the word amazing. Whether it was the moment he got the news or the phone call to his parents, or walking into the Cubs’ clubhouse and seeing his last name stitched across the back of a Major League uniform, there has been a flood of emotions for the pitcher.
“It’s just a lot of feelings going right now,” Alzolay said. “It feels good to be here with the Cubs.”
Prior to Thursday’s 7-4 win over the Mets, the Cubs recalled Alzolay from Triple-A Iowa. Tyler Chatwood started the opener of the four-game set with New York, but Alzolay was told to be ready for multiple innings of relief. The young righty entered the game in the fifth and wasted little time showing why the Cubs are so excited about his potential.