Cubs @ Reds: Hendricks vs. Roark (Game 39)

CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-4, 3.19 ERA)
CIN: RHP Tanner Roark (3-1, 3.27 ERA)
First pitch 5:40pmCDT

Hendricks has been fantastic in his last two starts. He followed up his 81-pitch shutout with an eight inning start allowing 1 unearned run. Watch out for Joey Votto, 8-18 against Hendricks but cold to start the year.

Tanner Roark has been pretty good in his first 8 starts of 2019. Last time out he pitched 6 shutout innings allowing three hits and two walks against the A's. He's been solid against the current Cubs, who have a .653 collective OPS in 95 ABs. Kris Bryant is 5-11 with a homer against him.

Sorry for the belated post!

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ALMORA!!!

wow.  glove.

k.hendricks with a 3 hit night.

he's given up 3 hits through 8 innings, too.

nice.

heyward with an 0-4, 1bb night.

aside from a walk-off homer, he's had a really crappy couple of weeks.

cubs win!

highly likely STL and MIL will also win tonight, though.

S'ok.  Let 'em chase us and make no progress.

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  • Jackstraw 2 hours 21 min ago (view)

    Don't let short-term market fluctuations diminsh your enthusiasm for a great long-term investment.

     

  • crunch 4 hours 32 min ago (view)

    freddy freeman + aaron nola are also positive star players.

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  • Cubster 5 hours 25 min ago (view)

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  • crunch 7 hours 17 min ago (view)

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  • Cubster 7 hours 45 min ago (view)

    Wittenmeyer tweet: Hendricks and Darvish combine for 4 Ks in a pair of scoreless half-innings.

    Press box wag: "Cubs hitting sucks this year"

     

  • crunch 9 hours 27 min ago (view)

    2020 schedule to be announced monday (tentative).

     

  • crunch 9 hours 29 min ago (view)

    d.price (LAD) to sit out the season.

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  • Dolorous Jon Lester 16 hours 51 min ago (view)

    I acquired Trout over the winter in a keeper league. Not feeling too great about that either.

     

  • Hagsag 19 hours 44 min ago (view)

    Andrew Cashner still hasn't signed with anyone. Could be useful.

     

  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

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  • crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

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  • crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

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  • Arizona Phil 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    With 17 pitchers likely on the 30-man MLB Active List roster for the first two weeks and then probably 15 pitchers on the 28-man Active List for the next two weeks after that, the Cubs should be able to "bullpen" games quite a bit for the first month. They won't really need five starters. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

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  • Arizona Phil 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    jdrnym: Once the MLB regular season starts, the "Practice Squad" will be a sub-group of the Club Player Pool, as will be the MLB Active List roster and the various MLB injured lists. 

     

  • jdrnym 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    All makes sense, but I think there is one important point of clarification in there -- are you using "practice squad" and "Club Player Pool" interchangeably? If so, I understood the first sentence of your third-to-last paragraph above to mean that Mills/Sadler/Underwood could be outrighted and still be in the Pool, therefore retaining their eligibility to re-selected to the major league active roster later in the season.