CHW (39-44): LHP Carlos Rodon Read the rest of this entry >>> about White Sox @ Cubs: Rodon vs. Hendricks (Game 85 Thread)
Alex Bautista reached base four times (a triple, two singles, and a walk) and scored four runs, Waldimir Galindo reached base five times (three singles, an HBP, and an E-2 catcher's interference), stole a base, scored three runs, and drove-in another, Joey Martarano collected four RBI (two RBI GO, a sacrifice fly, and a ringing RBI double into the LF corner), and Andruw Monasterio knocked-in three runs with two run-scoring singles, drew a walk, stole a base, and scored a run, as the AZL Cubs belted out 15 hits, drew six walks, and received one HBP, and scored three runs in the 5th, four in the 6th, and three more in the 8th, en route to a 12-8 thrashing of the AZL Athletics in Arizona League action Wednesday might on Field #4 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ. .
STL (54-30): RHP Michael Wacha Read the rest of this entry >>> about Cardinals @ Cubs: Wacha vs. Hammel (Game 84 Thread)
Jose Paniagua slugged a grand slam to cap a five-run 3rd inning and singled and scored in the 7th, Robert Garcia and Alex Bautista each drilled a triple and a single and scored two runs (Garcia also stole a base), and Jesus Camargo (ex-Mexico City Red Devils) tossed four shutout innings with seven strikeouts, as the AZL Cubs bludgeoned the AZL Padres 9-2 in Arizona League action Tuesday night at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.
STL (54-29): LHP Tim Cooney Read the rest of this entry >>> about Cardinals @ Cubs: Cooney vs. Beeler (Game 83 Thread)
STL (54-28): LHP Tyler Lyons Read the rest of this entry >>> about Cardinals @ Cubs: Lyons vs. Arrieta (Game 82 Thread)
STL (53-28): RHP John Lackey Read the rest of this entry >>> about Cardinals @ Cubs: Lackey vs. Lester (Game 81 Thread)
To say that Kris Bryant was highly hyped when he came up is an understatement. I can’t remember any Cubs prospect that fans were more excited to see get to the majors in all my years as a fan. He’s through 70 games now and after his big 4th of July padded his stats a bit, I was curious to see how his start compares to other notable Cubs in their rookie year.
So here’s Bryant compared to 14 others in their first full season. I threw out any “cups of coffee” partial seasons and focused on their first 70 games when they went full-time. Leaders in each category are highlighted and Bryant’s rank out of the 15 is at the very bottom:
With Donn Roach getting the start for the Iowa Cubs today, it would appear likely that Dallas Beeler will get the call-up to be the "26th man" and start one of the games of the day-night doubleheader for the Cubs versus the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Beeler last started for Iowa against Round Rock in Des Moines last Tuesday and Roach last pitched a week ago yesterday for the Cubs in St. Louis, so unless the Cubs intend to start Edwin Jackson or Travis Wood on Tuesday, the choice was probably between Beeler and Roach.
Here is the how the "26th Man" rule works....
MIA (35-47): RHP Mat Latos (3-5, 5.27)