CHARLOTTE – Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. will serve as the honorary Keep Pounding drummer before Thursday night's game aginst the Saints at Bank of America Stadium.
Edwards, a native of Newberry, S.C., recorded the first two outs in the 10th inning of Chicago's series-clinching victory over the Cleveland Indians.
"I'm humbled yet very excited for the opportunity to be the Keep Pounding drummer," Edwards said. "Growing up in the Carolinas, I've always watched the Panthers and I was a big fan of the late Sam Mills and his never-give-up attitude and complete dedication to his teammates. It was that same 'keep pounding' spirit that helped us come back from a 3-1 deficit and bring the World Series trophy to Chicago for our fans."
Edwards posted a 3.75 ERA and 52 strikeouts and two saves in 36 innings pitched during the 2016 season.