Cubs vs. Dodgers: Quintana vs. Maeda (Game 21)
CHC (10-10): Josè Quintana (2-1, 3.43 ERA)
LAD (15-9): Kenta Maeda (3-1, 3.80 ERA)
First pitch 7:05pmCDT
The Dodgers roll into Chicago with the best record in the National League and the second best offense in MLB. The Cubs face a tough road to their first winning record since opening day.
The Cubs ran Tyler Chatwood out for a solid start on Sunday and reserved Quintana to take on the lefty-heavy Dodger's lineup. The very limited match-up stats suggest this is less than a safe bet. The current Dodgers have slashed .354/.456/.458 against Quintana in 48 ABs. Still, Quintana's been excellent lately, throwing 14 shutout innings over his last two starts. Watch out for the extremely hot Cody Bellinger in the stacked Dodgers' offense.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers will rely on the effective righty, Maeda. He's off to a solid start and has generally out-pitched his peripherals in the early going. his trends to this point call for patience from opposing batters. Schwarber is 3-4 with three singles and a walk against him, while the rest of the lineup has done very little in limited ABs.
crunch 1 hour 25 min ago (view)
baseball is fun.
Jackstraw 3 hours 21 min ago (view)
Cubs were 1 for 9 with RISP.
Neither of the Cards who scored had to take the bat off of their shoulder.
With the game on the line, Joe sends up Tony Kemp.
2019 season in microcosm.
crunch 3 hours 25 min ago (view)
p.alonso (NYM) gets #50...not bad for a rookie.
also, MIL wins because of course why not.
cubs are 2 games behind in the WC standings for the 2nd slot...5 games behind STL in the central.
crunch 4 hours 59 min ago (view)
i'll be over here watching Corner Gas DVDs waiting for 2020.
Charlie 8 hours 14 min ago (view)
Welp. I guess I will continue to pay attention to the Wild Card race? Dropping the Michael Wacha game is bad.
crunch 8 hours 55 min ago (view)
Dolorous Jon Lester 9 hours 18 min ago (view)
Another game, another set of golden opportunities to add on to a lead wasted.
Eric S 9 hours 21 min ago (view)
And nine hits ... with one run to show for it
crunch 10 hours 27 min ago (view)
6 innings, 5 pitchers used...and the cubs are down by 1 to show for it.
Dolorous Jon Lester 11 hours 5 min ago (view)
I hate Tommy Edman, and those of his ilk. The pissbirds are masters of getting a few good years out of middling prospect types like him. DeJong, Jon Jay, Matt Adams, Tommy Pham, Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter... the list goes on and on.
Arizona Phil 12 hours 28 min ago (view)
Trades involving players on minor league reserve lists are prohibited beginning at 12 PM (Eastern) on the 7th day prior to the originally-scheduled conclusion of the MLB regular season through the last day of the MLB regular season (including a day in which a Game #163 and Game #164 tie-breaker game is played or a day in which a re-scheduled game is played after the originally-scheduled conclusion of the MLB regular season).
Arizona Phil 12 hours 43 min ago (view)
If he makes four more appearances prior to the conclusion of the MLB regular season, David Phelps' 2020 club option salary escalates from $3M to $5M (plus up to $3.25M in performance bonuses).
Arizona Phil 12 hours 48 min ago (view)
Conversely, Padres closer Kirby Yates has allowed only two HR with a .184 OppBA and 13/100 BB/K in 59.2 IP and Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez (now on Restricted List) has allowed just five HR with a .197 OppBA and 13/90 BB/K in 60.0 IP.
crunch 14 hours 34 min ago (view)
rizzo / cast / bryant / schwarb / contreras / bote (2nd) / heyward / hoe / mills
crunch 14 hours 36 min ago (view)
kintzler available out of the pen again...welcome back
Charlie 17 hours 35 min ago (view)
Send back to manufacturer and ask for a replacement.