Cubs @ Marlins: Darvish vs. Richards (Game 15)

CHC (5-9): RHP Yu Darvish (0-2, 7.50 ERA)
MIA (4-12): RHP Trevor Richards (0-1, 2.00 ERA)
First pitch 6:10pmCDT

Management opts to skip Chatwood's spot start after the postponement, and Darvish takes the mound in Miami. He was a little bit better last time around, allowing 5 hits and 0 BBs n 5.1 IP. But he was tagged for 2 homeruns and the bullpen let him down. Did you know Curtis Granderson is still in the majors? At 38 years old and on his 16th major league season, Granderson is 1-12 against Darvish.

25-year-old righty Trevor Richards goes for Miami. He made 25 starts last year with 9.26 strikeouts and 3.85 walks per nine innings. He's sporting a low ERA here at the beginning of the season (2.00 to last year's 4.42), having given up only 10 hits in his 18 innings. Richards relies heavily on a changeup, which somewhat reduces the platoon advantage. Everyone but Daniel Descalso (0-1) starts with a clean slate against him.

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for those that havent seen the updates they've made to the park @MIA, it no longer looks like a tacky discount aquatic theme park from 1985.

LAA game rescheduled for June 3 at Wrigley. LAA goes from Seattle to Chicago for 1 game and then back to LA. Good for them!

they should have played.

snow games are pointless, awful, and fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL63yC64Qu4

I've never seen that... fantastic!  Or they could do an MLB fog bowl game... that would be neat until somebody died due to blunt force trauma from the pitched/batted ball. 

this MIA team is all kinds of assorted awful...i dunno how they've won 4 games so far.

darvish's night comes to an end after a long delay caused by a high-90s fastball HBP off the batter's thigh that then caught the ump in the throat.

5.2ip 4h 4bb 8k, 1 HBP, 2r/er

he could have easily finished the inning out given he had only thrown 96 pitches, but k.ryan was warm enough to come in anyway...and he gets a 3 pitch K.

btw, darvish's HBP wasn't retaliation for the 3 cubs HBP earlier in the game, nor was it treated that way by either team...MIA simply sucks that badly...

I think that caught more than Brinson's thigh.

truth...

there was a lot of action on that pitch.

Yes, lots of action on the pitch & no more action for Brinson... HIYO!!!

[Send sound: America's Funniest Home Videos horn.]

neat.

that said, he did epic horrible this winter (7+ ERA/2+ whip) on part 1 of his latest comeback so i wouldn't expect to see this go anywhere.

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  • Eric S 14 hours 49 min ago (view)

    Woo Hoo!!! Cubs win a crazy one!  KB with another late inning, game winning homer - good stuff!

     

  • crunch 14 hours 52 min ago (view)

    schwarb set the cubs team record for fastest to 100 by a cub a bit less than a week ago.  bryant would have won a couple MVP awards in a row the past couple years.

     

  • Eric S 14 hours 54 min ago (view)

    That was a good send by the butterman - great throw by Yaz Jr

    Try as he might, Eddie Vedder can’t find da butterman

    Thanks. I’ll show myself out now

     

  • Eric S 14 hours 59 min ago (view)

    200th home run of the season by KB probably would have set some kind of record too

     

  • crunch 15 hours 1 min ago (view)

    the inital graphic was KB #200, but i was like...hold on...

    it was technically true in the loosest sense of the phrase.

     

  • Eric S 15 hours 7 min ago (view)

    That would have been pretty cool if it had been KB’s 200th home run in less than five full seasons!

     

  • crunch 15 hours 9 min ago (view)

    this game, though...wow...this game.

    200th team homer of the season.

     

  • Eric S 15 hours 11 min ago (view)

    Yes. Just like that

     

  • Eric S 15 hours 35 min ago (view)

    Funny (ha ha) to remember that at one point in this game Yu had retired 12 straight Giants

     

  • crunch 15 hours 36 min ago (view)

    "i am required to say it's a see-saw battle." - len

    "it's going to come down to the kicking game." - jd

     

  • Eric S 15 hours 38 min ago (view)

    Oof. The lead off walk - horrible. That second hit allowed (which tied the game) on the ankle high fastball - tuff luck. 

     

  • crunch 15 hours 43 min ago (view)

    oh yeah...so cubs win 21-22 on a walk off bote grand slam...gotcha.

     

  • Eric S 15 hours 52 min ago (view)

    Sounds about right. Howevuh ... Home Game!

     

  • crunch 15 hours 57 min ago (view)

    d.holland still sucks.

    cubs tied this one out of sheer suck going on both sides of this game.  i'm waiting for the cubs to lose this one 18-17 in a few hours.

     

  • Eric S 16 hours 6 min ago (view)

    Cubs need their three-hole hitter to start stepping up at the plate and do something crazy like driving in the two-hole hitter

     

  • Eric S 16 hours 9 min ago (view)

    Somebody wake up Grandpa Joe and remind him that having Holland face righties i— any righty — is a no-no