Alzolay recovering from dizziness; welcome to Wrigley wind, Joc

Adbert Alzolay left Wednesday's game after experiencing some dizziness before he was supposed to bat in the fifth inning.

Cubs manager David Ross said he was not planning to send Alzolay back out to the mound for the sixth inning after throwing 79 pitches through five. But he was going to let Alzolay bat with two outs and nobody on, rather than use up a pinch-hitter. He ended up sending Ildemaro Vargas to the plate instead.

"It was weird because it was like 20 seconds where I felt kind of dizzy," Alzolay said after the game. "My eyes were a little bit blurry for about five seconds when the pitching coach was talking to me. I was fine. We went inside, we checked with the doctors, ran some tests, but everything was fine.

"It was the first time ever feeling like that. The doctor said it was probably adrenaline going on. It got to my head, that is why it happens. But right now at this time, I'm feeling normal."

Joc, meet wind

There was pretty good comic relief in the 10th inning of Wednesday's game when Joc Pederson hit a deep fly ball to right and reacted as if he'd hit a game-winning 3-run homer.

But the wind was blowing in and Mookie Betts caught the ball about halfway across the warning track. It did turn out to be a sacrifice fly that tied the game, but Pederson was caught on camera expressing surprise when he got to first base. He's a former Dodger who is off to a terrible start at the plate this season, so it would have been a big moment.

"Yeah, I knew right away to tag there," said Anthony Rizzo, who was on second base at the time. "When you hit home runs where into this wind, they've got to be low. When you clip them a little too high, that wind works magic and pulls the parachute on balls. He got the runner in, so it worked out."

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