Brewers 3, Cubs 1
W: Peralta (7-10); L: Hendricks (15-8); S: Thornburg (11)
Brewers 3, Cubs 1
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
Brewers 5, Cubs 4
W: Nelson (8-14); L: Grimm (1-1); S: Thornburg (10)
Cubs 7, Cardinals 0
W: Lester (17-4); L: Martinez (14-8)
Cardinals 4, Cubs 2
W: Reyes (2-1); L: Hammel (14-9); S: Siegrist (2)
Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)
What Rob G said. I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.
tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.
He will not pitch another game for Cubs
/Unless injury in playoffs
Today is bullpen day
10/450 if they win WS
Even though Hammel is missing start, don't assume he'll not be on #Cubs postseason roster. Maddon says elbow problem isn't that bad
Maddon on #Cubs postseason rotation: "I don't want to announce anything. We haven't talked to anybody yet"
Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"
tarp on the field 40 minutes before gametime...meh.
travel day + rain in Pittsburgh. Why risk injury?
tim federowicz has been freed to play with his AAA teammates.
Tommy Nance seems like quite an Indy league find