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.
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