The Bears were able to keep their interest in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky quiet entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
That won’t be the case with the highest-rated defensive end in the 2018 draft class.
A source told Sporting News that North Carolina State’s Bradley Chubb is meeting Wednesday night with Bears officials as part of a predraft visit.
Chicago’s diligence makes sense: The Bears are in need of a pass rusher to pair with Leonard Floyd. The 6-4, 269-pound Chubb is considered the top prospect at his position after registering 10 sacks and 26 tackles for losses during a stellar 2017 season.
Chad Bettis stood to get the win after giving up just one run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings, but the Braves rallied against Davis in the ninth to erase a 2-1 deficit. It was his first blown save in five chances but he did limit the damage to give the Rockies a chance to win it.
COOLED OFF: The Braves went into the game with the major’s most productive lineup, averaging eight runs a game and leading the majors with a .298 batting average and a .381 on-base percentage. But they were stifled by Bettis and the Rockies’ refurbished bullpen until rallying in the ninth.
But Holland’s future looked murky the past five years after three straight first-round playoff exits followed by no playoff berths in each of the last two seasons. He also was criticized for suspect cap management — the Red Wings have the ninth highest cap number but are tied for 26th in the NHL standings.
There was extra pressure on the Red Wings to succeed after a new home — Little Caesars Arena — opened in October 2017.
The Red Wings now will trust their long-tenured GM to see them out of this downturn.
One of Holland’s first decisions heading into the offseason concerns coach Jeff Blashill, who has one year left on his contract and is 104-105-36 as Detroit’s coach.
It was Scherzer’s ninth career complete game. He struck out 10 batters without a walk in outdueling Julio Teheran (0-2).
Scherzer added his first career stolen base for good measure.