Cubs vs. Pirates: Darvish vs. Lyles (Game 11)

CHC (3-7): RHP Yu Dravish (0-1)
PIT (5-4): RHP Jordan Lyles (0-0)
First pitch 7:05pmCDT

Yu Darvish will take the mound for his third start with only 6.2 IP under his belt. After showing good stuff in Spring Training, Darvish has looked very rusty in the regular season.

Jordan Lyles has bounced between the bullpen and the rotation with the Rockies, Padres, and Brewers since 2016. He's a bit of a ground ball pitcher, mixing in a sinker and a curveball.

It's a damp day in Chicago, but the precipitation should break for the most part before game time. A cold, windy game will make for familiar early season conditions at Wrigley.

The Cubs won their home opener. The offense has remained lively. And Javier Baez accomplished not exactly good yet impressive feat.

Go Cubs!

Comments

Jesse Rogers reporting LHP Tim Collins getting called up.

tiny tim goes 1ip 1h 1bb 0k, 0r/er

he looked better than his pitching line showed.

montgomery threw off flat ground today and "felt good"...if he still feels good tomorrow he's due to throw a bullpen.

he's eligable to come off the IL on monday.

heyward had 8 homers last year...he has 4 so far this year.

this 6th inning is butt.

Second game in a row that Yu’s been removed with two men on base - with all four inherited runs scoring. Hell of a bullpen - ugh

Yu at least didn’t suck but couldn’t go six innings yet again.  Such a low bar at this point. 

the worst part is neither of those guys should have been on base, but some infield pinball deflections put both guys on...and then they scored...one on a pickoff move gone wrong error by k.ryan.

chatwood pitching in relief tonight.  if he's gonna start in lester's slot he may be only expected to throw 2-3 innings on a shared pen effort.

1ip 1h 1bb 1k, 0r/er

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  • Rob Richardson 12 min 46 sec ago view
  • As long as you're one of the faster gazelles, it's probably ok!

    Charlie 21 min 52 sec ago view
  • "Best comp is a juvenile Thomson's Gazelle on the African savannah."

    It's better to be the cheetah in that scenario.

    VirginiaPhil 41 min 29 sec ago view
  • Thanks, Phil.

    K Dub 4 hours 50 min ago view
  • Hey Phil, I saw where the Cubs recently traded for some additional international pool money. Have they made any recent signings of note?

    azbobbop 11 hours 22 min ago view
  • He had no trouble logging SBs last summer, per the game logs. If he can hit a little bit......... 

    tim815 14 hours 17 min ago view
  • TIM: If you've never seen him, Rochest Cruz is a wiry and - VERY - fast second-baseman who looks like he's about 12 years old.

    He takes a lot of pitches and has a sort of slashing approach at the plate when he does swing (he pulled the 5th inning triple into the RF corner and it could have been an inside-the-park HR if the third base coach hadn't stopped him at 3rd because there was only one out).

    He is a very unusual player. Kind of like Fernando Kelli on uppers. 

    Arizona Phil 14 hours 17 min ago view
  • SONICWIND: If you disregard the affect it would have on club payroll (slight) and the player's minor league option years (substantial) and how it might impact the Cubs MLB 40-man roster later in the season (TBD), the actual best temporary replacement for David Bote for the two or three days he's on Paternity Leave who might enhance their chances to win would probably be Trent Giambrone, but I would be surprised if the Cubs were to add Giambrone to the 25 (and the 40) right now.

    Arizona Phil 15 hours 11 min ago view
  • Rochest Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz.

    He was fun to follow through the DSL last season.

    tim815 15 hours 45 min ago view
  • I hope the Cubs' financial situation isn't so dire that worrying about saving $25k is going to factor on what player they can call up that would best enhance their chances to win. 

    Sonicwind75 18 hours 34 min ago view
  • Fair call, and educational, as usual.

    We shall see.

    tim815 20 hours 23 min ago view
  • Remember that when a minor league player with no previous MLB 40-man roster time is added to the 40 during the 2019 season, his minor league split salary is fixed at $45,300 for his first season on the 40, so if a player like Machin was to get a brief ride on the 25, it would require placing him on the 40 to do that, and once he is added to the 40 -- even if he is outrighted back to the minors after three days in Chicago -- his 2019 minor league salary would jump from about $18,000 (where it is now ) to $45,300, and I doubt that the Cubs would do that if they can just recall a player (Happ

    Arizona Phil 22 hours 54 min ago view
  • Did Court find a new team?

    Hagsag 1 day 30 min ago view
  • Nice call. The perfect chance for a guy like that.

    tim815 1 day 2 hours ago view
  • Too bad Ryan Court isn’t around anymore. Always wanted him to get at least one day at Wrigley. 

    bradsbeard 1 day 9 hours ago view
  • Morrow to the 60.

    tim815 1 day 11 hours ago view