Game Post 6/5

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 04: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs is greeted by Carlos Gonzalez #2 after hitting a two run home run in the 6th inning against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field on June 04, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Wednesday: 7:05 PM CT on MLB Network/WGN/670AM

Lineups

Rockies

1. Raimel Tapia (L) LF
2. Trevor Story (R) SS
3. David Dahl (L) RF
4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
5. Daniel Murphy (L) 1B
6. Ryan McMahon (L) 2B
7. Ian Desmond (R) CF
8. Tony Wolters (L) C
Cubs
1. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF
2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Javier Baez (R) SS
5. Carlos Gonzalez (L) RF
7. Jason Heyward (L) CF
8. David Bote (R) 2B
9. Yu Darvish (R) P
Bullpen Usage
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Lineups and Bullpen Usage via Baseball Press.

Opposing pitcher

Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.

German Márquez: German Marquez has thrown 7,674 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2016 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Curve (84mph) and Sinker (95mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).

His fourseam fastball is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has well above average velo. His slider generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ sliders, is much harder than usual and has primarily 12-6 movement. His curve is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ curves, has primarily 12-6 movement and has little depth. His sinker generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers’ sinkers, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ sinkers, has well above average velo and has less armside run than typical. His change is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers’ changeups and is much firmer than usual.

Sean’s Note: Márquez has been very good this season with a 3.48 ERA. He has an above average strikeout rate and his walk rate is excellent at 4.7%. He gets a ton of outs on the ground, a 53% ground ball rate this season. He is also a reverse-split pitcher who does better against left handed hitters.

Final Thoughts: Yu Darvish is fresh off his best start as a Cubs. Willson Contreras will catch him after a day off Tuesday. Carlos González has looked like a nice addition so far. Javy Báez is coming out of his slump in a big way. Offense will be harder to come by with Márquez on the mound.

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  • Not sure how I feel about Contreras catching Darvish. Willson has more moving parts behind the plate and Darvish will give him a workout. Caratini has seemed to figure Darvish out some. I wonder why the change?

  • In reply to TC154:

    Good question. I don't know. Could this be a feeling out process for later in the season? Getting the two working together with an eye on the future?

    I've been rough on Darvish, hoping he'll come around. I think he's back physically, he just has to become comfortable. He's definitely making strides, so this is puzzling.

    I'm often wrong. I admit that. I like to learn from when I'm wrong. Often times, when I'm wrong, I'm not actually wrong, just slow. I hope that's the case here. Maybe the Cubs have seen enough progress in Yu's confidence that they want to get this battery combo going for when it counts. Does anyone have a better theory? I can possibly see this being very good news.

    I hope I'm right, or wrong, or... I'm so confused.

  • In reply to BarleyPop:

    I've really liked what I've seen out of Darvish his last four starts or so. Even the game that he gave up 5 runs he looked pretty good. Maybe they want to see what he can do with Contreras so they have the option of having him in the lineup if they need him when Yu pitches? Not sure, but Marquez is going to be tough tonight so I hope this doesn't screw with Darvish too much.

  • In reply to TC154:

    Exactly. Whenever I hear management talk of Darvish, they talk of comfort and clearing mental hurdles. They always position him to succeed. Could this be back-door good news? That's the way my brain works.

  • In reply to BarleyPop:

    Is there a catching rotation or is this Joe being Joe? I thought Willy caught everyone but Yu and the last two days messed with that thinking.

  • In reply to TC154:

    What am I missing???/ Darvish has pitched ONE good game all year. If giving up 6 runs in 7 innings is good, then you and I (and all baseball pundits) think differently. Some will say Darvish pitched well tonight. I would say NO.

  • In reply to BarleyPop:

    I think they just want Willson to catch Darvish he hasn't had many reps with him. But I do think he's a lot more well suited to not only block Darvish's pitches with heavy spin/movement, but he can actually control the running game for the guy. Teams are running wild on him and it's hurt him at times in recent starts, while Contreras controls the running game as well an any C with that back pick/cannon throwing arm. I personally have been advocating for Willson to work with Darvish more because in general I think he's ideally suited for a strong armed atheltic catcher behind the plate. My one concern is whetehr Willson doesn't get him those calls on the edges. But I'm intrigued I've wanted to see Darvish work with Willson more. It just feels like the Darvish/Caratini tandem can't control the running game over the long run to me.

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    Agreed. I think Willson is better suited for Darvish for the same reason he is with Lester.

    Hendricks and Q are both better pairings for Caratini as they each control the run game with great moves to first. Plus they've needed much less offense so far.

    I actually wouldn't mind seeing Caratini get 2/5 starts through the rotation. Keep Willy in tip top shape.

  • In reply to BarleyPop:

    I think you might be right about a feeling out process for the future BP. Maybe that and a combination of kkiavi’s mentions of the running game against the Darvish/Caratini battery. Perhaps the front office recognizes they may have to include Caratini in a trade for more relief pitching? Another defensive minded backup can be had for fairly cheap to fill in, or even Tyler Davis as a stop gap (dare I say). But I really can’t see us wanted to go into the postseason with TD as our backup catcher.

  • In reply to Cubber Lang:

    Taylor... not Tyler.

  • In reply to Cubber Lang:

    I remember a similar situation in September 2016. Ross had caught Lester all season. I was listening to an interview with Chris Bosio on the radio. Those were always interesting because Bosio doesn't have a filter. He hinted that the Cubs were."experimenting" with a couple new things in the bullpen sessions. I immediately reported here Willson was catching Lester for the postseason. We all rejoiced.

    This feels similar. The Cubs do everything they possibly can to make Darvish "comfortable". He has been on a roll. I can't imagine they'd mess with that. The only thing I can possibly imagine is Darvish is feeling better, has cleared a mental hurdle. Why else would they mess with his progress?

    I take this as a good sign.

  • In reply to TC154:

    My guess is initially Contreras would have caught yesterday & Caratini today, but Willson hurt his left thumb in Sunday's game. Twice he had his thumb bent back catching pitches, so I am thinking they just switched them to give his thumb a day of rest. And it doesn't hurt giving him some experience catching Darvish. But I agree with TC, I prefer Caratini back there when Darvish throws.

  • In reply to Cubpack:

    I meant Monday's game against the Angels

  • In reply to Cubpack:

    I'll say this. Darvish was tasked with saving the pen in a particularly important game. He gave up runs, but he did what was asked of him, for the benefit of his team. He went deeper into a game than he ever had for his teammates, the Cubs. I take that as a very good sign, and I believe that was a stepping-stone moment for his confidence. He may pitch a great game tonight, or he may tank, but I believe he cleared a mental hurdle.

  • German Marquez. Yeah, yeah. We're going to light him up. Welcome to Wrigley on a warm June night facing a hot Cubs offense, German.

    I looked at the bullpen usage chart, and noticed a Rockies reliever named Seunghwan Oh. He looks fresh, never used. When I saw his name I thought of Sadaharu Oh. If Oh makes an appearance at Wrigley, balls will leave the yard.

    Let's grab sole possession of first place, and not let go this time.

    Go Cubs!

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    In reply to BarleyPop:

    I had to check to be sure...he is the Oh that used to be with the Cards.

  • In reply to John Winter:

    The Final Boss. Lol.

  • So far 21 pitchers drafted

    14 position players

  • Just saw a tweet that JP Morosi says cubs are leaders in the Kimbrel stakes.

  • In reply to stix:

    I really don’t know how I feel about him. Hopefully not more than a 2 yr contract w team option(s). I’d accept 3 years max guarantee. At least the only cost is money that isn’t mine.

  • In reply to Cubber Lang:

    As others have said,it’s only money and no prospects but I wouldn’t want a Melancon type result that the giants have. If he’s good it’s worth it, if he’s not they get hamstrung for the length of the deal. Las Vegas type gamble.

    If it’s a win at all costs for 2019 and there are no other options, I guess the cubs go for it. I don’t see this the same as Chapman .

  • I’m really liking the looks of today’s batting order. Could swap Russell for Bote, just to have a little better D, but that’s looking like a much better lineup than what was getting run out even just a couple weeks ago.

    Really hope Contreras has a nice encore to his game against the Angels after his brief break.

  • In reply to Cubber Lang:

    Only real change is Descalso is no longer a starter and Almora is not playing center. Hopefully Gonzales luck continues on offense. His defense plays.

  • In reply to stix:

    Yeah and as long as his defense plays, he’ll keep getting opportunities. If he does keep hitting, I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing KB in RF, Almora in CF, and González in LF, Bote at 3b and Russell at 2b.

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    The Rockies are too good a team to give them extra runners. One of the reasons Kyle won yesterday was that he only walked 1. If Yu can limit his walks we have a very good chance to win.
    Nolan is one of my favorite players and I don’t know if anyone his equal today defensively and maybe one of the top 3rd baseman ever—and I saw Mike Schmidt in college (he was a SS then) and Brooks Robinson too.

  • Boy I don’t know if I hate facing anyone more than Murphy. Where were these ABs for us

  • Huge news Patrick Mooney us reporting on the athletic that the cubs are close to finalizing a deal with kimbrel. Terms unknown

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    Thank you theo for granting my wish and legs give a kudus to the ricketts family for giving them the green light. They’ve shown me that they’re serious about winning after some of my criticism

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    I’m sure they read all your criticism and want to make you happy. LOL

  • In reply to stix:

    It’s not about me but this is great for the ricketts Public relations. They get a lot more flack then they deserve on other sites. I didn’t really beat the drum on the payroll issue because we have spent a lot, but I was a bit surprised that we couldn’t add another reliever. To me though now nobody can question their commitment to winning. They didn’t have to approve this move with the team already over the luxury tax

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    In reply to kkhiavi:

    Let’s hope that’s true. It would be a huge boost to the whole club. That shows That shows that the FO and ownership are all in, and I hope they told him he won’t have to pitch in every game of the WS.

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    Pending physical!!!

  • Thata boy Theo!

  • Rosenthal is reporting it’s done. Pending a physical

  • Kimbrel to the Cubs, according to Rosenthal. BOOYAH!!

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    In reply to BarleyPop:

    Pending physical but Yes. So I’m Nik good at guessing but how about 3/40M.

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    In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    Not Nik good but no good.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    I’m gonna guess 3/$45m. This year prorated to $10m.

  • In reply to Cubber Lang:

    Let me add that I hope you’re right.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    BR has reported a 5 yr/$100M deal.

  • In reply to IVYADDICT:

    If that’s accurate cubs got ripped off. Would make him highest paid reliever and he’s not the best one out there. Carl Crawford or Jason Heyward 2.0?

  • In reply to stix:

    Looks more like 3/45. That’s more reasonable, I hope.

  • In reply to stix:

    New report: 3 yr/$45M

  • In reply to BarleyPop:

    Your prediction of relief help came through and then some my friend

  • Well guys I’m going to bed my nights been made already great job theo and the ricketts. It’s not my money so to get our closer without giving up prospects is huge, and highly unusual this time of year

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    Also, we don’t have to wait until Aug to get him. I think we’re only 11/23 in save situations and he can cut that down by a lot.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    You have to figure about three weeks and then ease him in with some non save opportunities, no?

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    You do realize that cubs have had multiple games with multiple blown saves this yr and I believe they even won some of those.

  • Does anyone know more info about kimbrel’s struggles in the second half of last year? Was it arm fatigue? Just how badly did he struggle?

  • In reply to Squareburgers:

    Some issues with command, some velo loss. He still was unhittable though.

  • In reply to TC154:

    I like the fact that he’s much more rested for this season. His October should only feel like August to his arm.

  • In reply to TC154:

    That’s why Sale closed the WS because Kimbrel was unhittable. I think Peter Gammons said Kimbrel had a terrible second half and playoff last year. Hopefully just a blip even though it was three month period.

  • In reply to stix:

    Nobody was hitting him. He was walking too many. In August and September hitters hit .111 against him his WHIP was 1.10 and his K/9 was 16.3 (!!) so again no one was hitting him but his BB/9 was 6.2 and he was getting chased from games owing to his 4.1 ERA. That’s why they turned to Sale. I watched most of those Red Sox games down the stretch and I certainly have concern, but it’s command more than anything that worries me.

  • In reply to TC154:

    Actually it was command and control. Guys were working long AB on him and he was losing battles.

  • In reply to TC154:

    Thanks.

  • I want to take a moment to repeat a thought I've expressed here several times. I'm not positive these are related, but hooray! Kimbrel.

    The Cubs keep a stash of $ for in-season moves. They always do. I haven't heard details of the Kimbrel deal, and I honestly don't have any insight on my point here.

    I wonder what this means for Ben Zobrist. I have no knowledge the two are connected. But this feels like a funeral to me. I hope I'm wrong.

    For all Ben has done for baseball, the Cubs, and seriously, humanity, I hope this isn't the way he goes out. He deserves at least a Grandpa Rossy- type send-off.

  • In reply to BarleyPop:

    I do hope Zobrist comes back. Even if it’s not till August or September, which raises another question. Is the postseason roster rule still what’s set on September 1st? Or does that have to be set by August 1st with the hard trade deadline? But a rested Zobrist with a clear mind just seems that it could be quite the advantage to the Cubs, just like having Kimbrel with about 20 less innings pitched than he normally would have by the postseason...

  • In reply to Cubber Lang:

    I don’t think he’s coming back. Theo’s comment about “unexpected flexibility” and the Kimbrel signing immediately following leads me to believe they signed him with Zo’s money.

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    In reply to BarleyPop:

    The Cubs are also going to get some insurance money for Morrow too. I don’t know how that works if he comes back later in the year.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    Yes, but that doesn’t affect the CBT which has been the issue. Anything over $246 mil puts them in the third tier. Zobrist retiring though means they get that money back against the tax.

  • In reply to TC154:

    I am pretty sure insurance money gets subtracted from the CBT number and lowers it. I look at the Rangers payroll for Prince Fielder on Cots and it lowered the number. But, I do not know if the Cubs insured Morrows contract or not.

  • In reply to 2016 Cubs:

    Fielder retired and reached an administrative settlement. That’s when the CBT hit stopped. Insurance covers the actual money but not the tax.

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    The Cubs had the pigeon shift on Nolan.

  • Come on Cubs! ‘Crew is gettin’ pasted again....

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    Wrigley Field has a reputation for bad outfield lighting but tonight it really looks dark. When Heyward went back he was almost in the shadows.

  • Can we get darvish some run support. My goodness this guy can’t but his way into the goodwill of cub fans. On a hot night too they better score soon because this 0-0 game may not hold up much longer 3rd time through the order

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    *buy his way

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    In reply to kkhiavi:

    Bote heard you!

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    Thank you mr. bote why does it seem like something usually happens as soon as someone expresses doubt on this site lol

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    Ken Rosenthal reports it’s approximately 3 yrs $45M. I was close, I said 3 for 40.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    I thought 2/30 or 3/45 so pricey but to me it was a move that simply needed to be made. Giles would’ve cost hoerner or Amaya, Márquez + as a template

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    In reply to kkhiavi:

    Cubber guesse 3/45. He won.

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    A HAM for BAM BAM!!

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    "And the spiders from Mars."

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    Booooooote !!!

    Got to love the 2 out magic........ seems to always happen for the other teams against our pitching esp from the bottom of the order !!

    Shut down inning Yu !!

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    In reply to Jim Odirakallumkal:

    Jim, I don’t think Bote can hit a big one unless they’re 2 outs, and sometimes 2 strikes.

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    In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    Yup......like Dickie V would say....... "He's a PTP baby, prime time player !

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    In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    No doubt about it sir. Like D. Vitale ( his 1st name calls the moderator and gets flagged, LOL) would say...... "He's a PTP baby, prime time player !"

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    Arenado is just unstoppable

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    Stat casts scouting report on Bote
    Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 50 | Field: 45 | Overall: 50.
    I’d say his fielding and arm are better than 50. He was drafted in the 18th round.
    So just completing the draft we shouldn’t look just at the top choices.
    I hope Yu can win this one. He’s pitched well, but the walks hurt and his pitch count is high.
    Marquez has only thrown 53 through 5.

  • I know there's big news, but we're still playing a game. Darvish is spinning his best effort yet. He keeps building.

    Brewers down 6-1, bottom 7.

  • In reply to BarleyPop:

    Kinda unfortunate how things have turned out though. That walk to story was a clear strike 3 and willson really botched that pitch dropping a perfectly good executed fastball. I know joe has other options but Kyle Ryan is really struggling. Hard not to 2nd guess that call he’s just not a guy I trust against a hot team like Colorado

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    I fully acknowledge though that joe just doesn’t have middle relievers that he can trust. I also admit that I always cringe when Ryan is brought in. I just think it’s been time to replace the guy

  • Back to playing keystone cops baseball

  • Best thing about the Kimbrel signing may be getting Ryan off the team so Maddon can use him anymore.

  • In reply to 2016 Cubs:

    If your a starting pitcher and you see Ryan replacing you with runners on base you can't be very happy.

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    In reply to 2016 Cubs:

    I wanted Ryan sent down and Maples kept up here. I don’t know his stats but his stuff can work on right or left handers.
    It’s reported that Joe told Maples that the next time he gets called up he wants him to stay.

  • In reply to 2016 Cubs:

    Yeah, I’ve defended him but I’m done with him now.

  • In reply to TC154:

    I don’t blame Madden though. You go to war with who you have

  • In reply to TC154:

    Maddon. I hate spell check.

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    In reply to TC154:

    Wouldn’t that leave Monty as the only lefty?

  • In reply to John Winter:

    And he can’t pitch any better in relief than Ryan.

  • In reply to John Winter:

    You’d hope Cedeno comes back healthy

  • In reply to John Winter:

    Lefties hit Ryan better than righties do. Always have.

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    Poor Yu. Not all his fault.......... Loogy can't even get lefties out.........bad bad bad

  • In reply to Jim Odirakallumkal:

    I thought that Contreras drop on the 3rd strike to story was a killer. No excuse that was an executed fastball that hit its spot. But time for Kyle Ryan to pack his bags.

  • In reply to Jim Odirakallumkal:

    Kudos to kintzler for keeping the tie. He deserves a lot of credit and it’ll be nice now that he’s our middle reliever. I’m looking forward to having a playoff pen moving forward

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    If Kintzler can keep this game tied...... he deserves a big buffet tonight

  • If Almora is in CF the Rockies dont score that inning. Why does Joe love Hayward, Schwarber and now Gonzalez but still no love for Almora?

  • In reply to bleachercreature:

    I don’t believe Almora catches that ball. It was a line drive and Almora plays shallower than Heyward.

  • Does that count as a blown save or does it have to happen in the seventh or later?

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    How about a 3 run dinger Anthony!

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    That’s ok too. Now we have to score Bryzzo.

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    My nickname for him is 2 Out.

  • I’ll tell you I disrespected Bote for a long time. I was wrong. He sure has a flair for the dramatic.

  • In reply to TC154:

    Man I didn’t even realize how good his numbers are. .284 with an .859 OPS and 29 RBIs. In a semi regular role too maybe this guys a player

  • In reply to TC154:

    There’s your trade chip.

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    In reply to stix:

    They just signed him to an extension, so I doubt it.

  • In reply to John Winter:

    That’s why he’s valuable, he’s under l/t control and cheap. Probably better than Russell’s value.

  • In reply to stix:

    Maybe, but ideally he’s a twice a week player who pinch hits. Not sure what you’d get for him but if there’s value, absolutely. I’m also good with him on our bench.

  • heyward should have caught it. he was back there but wasnt agressive

  • Some Bote to love!

  • In reply to IVYADDICT:

    Well done.

    If that's the Jefferson Airplane version, it even disses the Bote detractors:

    "And your friends, baby...
    They treat you like a guest."

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    In reply to IVYADDICT:

    Nice work there.

  • "He took it all too far,
    But boy, could he play guitar."

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    I more walks. They come back to bite you—especially after we score we don’t want them to have any hope. Another hit. Stop it. Can Strop pitch tonight? This is the important time in the game.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    Deep breaths, Jonathan. Slow, deep breaths.

  • Branch’s control is worse than Edwards or Maples.

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    In reply to stix:

    I can’t believe what I’m seeing.

  • TAKE BRACH OUT !!

  • Heyward doesn’t fit in CF

  • In reply to stix:

    Almora had bee batting pretty good and then all of a sudden Joe hides him in the closet somewhere.

  • In reply to clarkAddson:

    Joe has a new toy in right field and doesn’t want to sit Heyward.

  • In reply to stix:

    Yep, but did you notice he pinch hit Descalso against a lefty with Bote on second instead of Almora?

  • In reply to clarkAddson:

    Saving him for defense in 9th?

  • Brach and Ryan have to go. They are a joke. You can't have them on the 25 man roster, Maddon will put them in games. He can't help it.

  • Why the F would Ryan ever pitch another game for this team or any team in baseball. The Cubs BP is simply not that good. Ryan shouldn't be on a contending team, Brach stinks. So frustrating to watching a weak starting pitcher followed by crappy BP when this team had scored 8 runs and should have won the game easily.

  • In reply to INSaluki:

    Darvish pitched an excellent game. I’d leave him out of this. Brach and Ryan are bad, but overall this bullpen is that’s you’re giving credit for.

  • In reply to TC154:

    “better than you’re giving credit for”

  • Well that escalated quickly.

  • In reply to BarleyPop:

    You may have been right on Alzolay in the pen. If they aren’t going six man before the ASB he’s got to get a chance in this bullpen.

  • I look forward to when effing Beach and Ryan no longer pitch for the Cubs. These guys are a joke.

  • There's that glove transfer from Russell that Joel talked about earlier today. He is good.

  • In reply to BarleyPop:

    As a second-baseman. :)

  • The candy heir needs to disappear.

  • Edwards with a runner on is flirting with danger.

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    A few days ago a huge cruise ship crashed into a docked tour boat in Venice. I don’t know if we’re the crasher or the crashee.

  • Cishek to close? Don’t think Strop goes back to back yet. Congrats to Carl for holding the fort.

  • In reply to stix:

    Strop is the most rested pitcher in the BP. Why not pitch him tonight?

  • In reply to clarkAddson:

    I guess since he hasn’t done it for over a month.

  • In reply to stix:

    Also 17 pitches yesterday. Cishek only 10.

  • In reply to stix:

    Huh? He pitched last night really good.

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    2 Out comes through again!!

  • Where’s Kimbrel when you need him?

  • Love that swing from Bote. Love the chants of "Bote! Bote". Not a big fan of Willson's aggressive baserunning. That was pure luck that he scored. I've heard management say they love the aggressive baserunning, but some of the "runaway trains" need to be corralled. I know they were referring to Contreras. I've said he has Javy's aggressiveness, but not his instincts.

  • Have a night Bote!! s**t!!!!!

  • In reply to rbrucato:

    Hope it’s in a W

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    This shows how much we need Kimbrel.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    Only if it’s Kimbrel

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    Only if it’s good Kimbrel

  • JD: "Cishek going into bulldog mode here."

  • Sure am glad Bote showed up for work today!

    W!

  • Whew !!!

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    I’m breathing now.

  • W, baby!

    Cubs win, Brewers lose, and Bote is on my TV with a dirty uniform.

    Life is good.

  • Cishek has nothing tonight in the arm at all but he had grit and gumption and got it done. It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win

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