Game Post 8/29
Series preview is here.
Wednesday: 1:30 pm CT on MLB Network/NBC Sports Chicago/670AM
Baseball press didn't update yesterday's pitcher usage with the suspended game so here are the mlb.com box scores from game 2.
Lineups and Bullpen Usage via Baseball Press.
Scouting Report from Brooks Baseball.
Jason Vargas: His sinker has below average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His change has slight armside fade. His fourseam fastball comes in below hitting speed. His curve generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo.
Sam's Note: He's not deGrom or Thor. Let's just be elated at that.
Final Thoughts: A mini-recap first for everyone. The Cubs and Mets resumed their 1-1 10th inning tie at noon today. Neither side scored in the 10th inning, but Chicago walked it off in the 11th. Javy Baez walked and moved to third when reliever Paul Sewald airmailed a throw to first when Victor Caratini bunted. Ben Zobrist would single with the bases loaded to end the game. For the final game of the series the Cubs got creative with the lineup. David Bote plays shortstop while Baez and Daniel Murphy get the game off. Alec Mills was good against the Reds and gets another look today. Jason Vargas is really, really, bad.