Cubs 6, Reds 1
W: Lester (18-4); L: Smith (3-2)
Cubs 6, Reds 1
81 Cubs minor leaguers will be reporting to the Cubs Under Armour Performance Center at Mesa Riverview Park over the next few days.
57 of the players have been assigned to the "basic" (traditional) Cubs AZ Instructional League squad, 17 have been assigned to the "advanced" Instructs squad, and seven have been assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.
Cubs 5, Reds 2
W: Hammel (15-9); L: Wood (6-4); S: Chapman (35)
Brewers 3, Cubs 1
W: Peralta (7-10); L: Hendricks (15-8); S: Thornburg (11)
Brewers, 11, Cubs 3
W: Davies (11-7); L: Arrieta (17-7)
Cubs 5, Brewers 4 (10)
W: Chapman (4-1); L: Boyer (2-4)
W - Nelson (8-14), Clubhouse attendants who don't want to clean up after champagne parties
L - Grimm (1-1 ), Dummies who stay up late when they should be preparing to teach tomorrow.
S - Thornburg (10)
Things to Take from This Game
1. Montgomery looks good.
Mike Montgomery pitched a fine 6 innings with just 1 earned run, two more coming in unearned, walking one and striking out seven. For a sixth starter in September it was an encouraging audition for the post-season, or 2017. He even knocked in a run with a single back up the middle, for his first career hit.
2. Russell with some yips.
Hopefully it's just a one-off thing, but Russell sailed throws high, wide-right, and wide-left tonight, for two errors. One of them resulted in two runs. Stay tuned.
3. Soler hit a ball very hard.
Soler's laser-beam 2-run HR and a couple of Heyward doubles down each line were the offensive highlights of the night.
The deflating details, below
Ramos torn ACL
Sure, its not about his record.
Do you start him Sunday or not?
either way, someone's gonna be disappointed.
Joe said he is leaning towards 11 pitchers and 14 position players.
- 3 catchers, Rizz, Zo, Addy, KB, Javy, Heyward, Fowler, Soler, Coghlan, TLS and then Sczcur over Almora?
The first one was a one-hop lob that allowed the batter to reach base on an infield single, and the second was air-mailed so far over the first-baseman's head that it went over the fence and landed in Field #4.
That was Dee Gordon's only HR this year. Wow.
Thank you PHIL.
Glad you avoided temps in the 100s.
I remember you mentioning Dewees needng plenty of work in th IF. How are his OF instincts?
New York Mets @Mets
Dee Gordon lead-off home run. #AintEvenMad #BiggerThanBaseball 1-0 Miami.
7:25 PM - 26 Sep 2016
Amazing effort by Gordon -- truly remarkable.