Braves @ Cubs: Blair vs Lester (Game 22)
The Braves are in town to assume the position.
ATL (5-17): RHP Aaron Blair (0-1, 5.06)
CHC (16-5): LHP Jon Lester (2-1, 1.98)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST
Lester beat the Reds at Wrigley on Friday, giving up 1 ER in 7 innings. He walked one and struck out eight. The Braves are 44-218 (.202) against him. Aybar is 7-20, and Pierzynski, Mr. Personality, is 7-21.
Blair made his MLB on Saturday and lost to the Mets (3 ER, 5.1 IP, 1 K, 2 BB). He was among the busload of players the D’Backs sent over for (the former pitcher) Shelby Miller.
In injury news: Montero’s back sends him to the DL, and Federowicz is called up. Bryant rolled his ankle and is having a precautionary MRI. It doesn’t sound serious, but he’ll probably get a day off.
Teheran (0-3, 4.60) vs Lackey (3-1, 4.97) tomorrow at 1:20pmCST.
Hagsag 2 hours 17 min ago (view)
It is hard to blieve that Corey Black is still around. Why?
Arizona Phil 9 hours 57 min ago (view)
Remember, the Cubs have until 5 PM (Eastern) on - SUNDAY - to decide whether to add any of the 25 minor leaguers who are eligible to be Rule 55 minor league second contract free-agents or 6YFA to the MLB 40-man roster, sign the player to a 2021 minor league successor contract, or allow the player to walk. (Some -- perhaps even most -- of the 25 have no doubt already signed successor contracts - TBD).
Arizona Phil 11 hours 7 min ago (view)
The Cubs have claimed 2B-3B-LF Max Schrock off waivers from the St. Loius Cardinals, and LHRP Rex Brothers has been sent outright to AAA Iowa.
If Brothers doesn't elect free-agency immediately, he will be automatically declared an MLB Rule 55 minor league 6YFA on Sunday at 5 PM Eastern, unless he agrees to sign a 2021 minor league successor contract).
Brothers is out of minor league options and he is arbitation-eligible post-2020, so he was likely to be non-tendered on 12/2 anyway.
Arizona Phil 11 hours 50 min ago (view)
K-DUB: It's pronounced "MAH - day"
crunch 13 hours 18 min ago (view)
"Jon Lester said in an interview on SiriusXM Friday that he's had conversations with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein "about getting something done, coming back and being a part of the organization." "
ummm...how about no? i mean, thanks for those 3 good seasons in your first 4 years as a cub...but after those last 2...yeah...no.
also, the cubs claimed 2nd/3rd max schrock off waivers from STL (no power, bit of speed, slow to react in the IF even though the glove isn't bad). meh.
K Dub 13 hours 27 min ago (view)
Cubs had a prospect named Jose Made (also Dominican) between 2007-2009. I believe his name was pronounced like the verb "made".
tim815 14 hours 40 min ago (view)
I lean two syllables.
He was Dominican-born, so Mah-day would have made sense, but that's a good Q.
K Dub 22 hours 55 min ago (view)
PHIL: How is Kevin Made's last name pronounced? Is it mah-day? Or like it's spelled - made? Thanks!
Cubster 23 hours 21 min ago (view)
Brewers decline Ryan Braun's option. Any predictions as to where he goes?
crunch 23 hours 48 min ago (view)
KBO (korea) ends their season tomorrow.
a.russell started off hot, but severely cooled off to a .253/.317/.336 slash (not counting today's game). if he comes back to the US (and finds a team that wants to sign him), it should be rather cheap.
Hagsag 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
Around the corner or in the ditch?
crunch 1 day 15 hours ago (view)
my dream of seeing s.castro end his career with 3000+ hits and a WAR in the mid-30s, making HOF voters sweat, came to an end this year with the shortened season followed by the early injury. he came into the year as a just-turned 30 year old (march 24) with 1617 hits.
George Altman 1 day 15 hours ago (view)
Jerry Reinsdorf is reasons 1 thru 100 why I could never root for the White Sox and have hated the Bulls since 1999.
Sonicwind75 1 day 15 hours ago (view)
Feels like Ricky and Starlin Castro should form a support group. Everytime your rebuilding team is about to turn the corner and you're gone.
Cubster 1 day 18 hours ago (view)
76 yr old Tony LaRussa to manage the W/Sox. Reinsdorf decision over objections.
Poor Rick Renteria. History repeats itself, NOPE. This won't end well (except for bring your dog day).
Cubster 1 day 19 hours ago (view)
but, but, but we're rounding the corner. The vaccine is warming up in the bullpen. Tucker's missing email package from Rudy is just lost in the mail. There are no pee-pee tapes. Corona, corona, corona. I like beer. ...and the DeutchBank will just forgive billions of MLB owner's debt if they ask nicely. How are the Russian minor leagues looking this year Phil?