Cardinals @ Cubs: Wacha vs Arrieta (Game 70)
STL (37-33): RHP Michael Wacha (2-7, 4.56)
CHC (47-22): RHP Jake Arrieta (11-1, 1.74)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST
Arrieta beat the Pirates on Friday (6 IP, 0 ER, 11 K, 3 BB). He won in St. Louis last month, despite giving up 4 ER in 5 innings. The Cards are 29-147 (.197) against him. Adams is 6-18. Holliday (1-18) sits.
Wacha pitched well (7.2 IP, 1 ER, 7 K, 2 BB) but took the loss against the Rangers his last time out. He lost to the Cubs in St. Louis last month giving up 8 ER in 4 innings. The Cubs are 30-97 (.309) against him. Rizzo is 11-25 with 2 HR.
Lester (9-3, 2.06) versus Chen (4-2, 5.22) in Miami tomorrow at 6:10pmCST.
Arizona Phil 16 min 20 sec ago (view)
The Cardinals have to play the doubleheader on Monday at Detroit if either the games impact who or who does not get into the playoffs, or if the games will determine whether the Cards or Cubs finish 1st in the division and get home field advantage in the Wild Card series.
Charlie 1 hour 28 min ago (view)
Maybe he should stick with it for a while.
Hagsag 5 hours 40 min ago (view)
Cardinals have two games left with Detroit, not the Cubs.
blockhead25 11 hours 21 min ago (view)
Ahh, 2 games against the Tigers, but seems to imply they'd only play those games if it will impact which teams make the playoffs. If the Cardinals win their last 2, I don't believe the other games could impact which Team makes it. Why would Detroit have any incentive to win those games? Well, hope the Cubs won one of the next 2 so it doesn't matter.
crunch 12 hours 6 min ago (view)
yeah, it may be another team. i just know they have a possible monday double header...unless i got that wrong, too.
blockhead25 12 hours 37 min ago (view)
Cubs? We played the cards the full 10 slate?
if Cards make playoffs, I would think they'd want nothing to do with having to play a double header Monday to improve playoff seeding.
crunch 12 hours 45 min ago (view)
the cubs may or may not have to play a doubleheader vs STL on monday depending on the next game or 2...i think
blockhead25 12 hours 48 min ago (view)
How did the Cubs not just clinch the division?
Aren't the Cards only scheduled for 58 games?
beat Cards can do is 31-27. Worst Cubs can do is 33-27.
crunch 13 hours 7 min ago (view)
j.baez is batting left handed...and hits a double.
CWS have a position player "pitching"
crunch 13 hours 9 min ago (view)
2nd contreras homer...no bat flip, no staring down the pitcher, quick trip around the bases, into the dugout.
crunch 13 hours 10 min ago (view)
i wish more non-AFL winter league was televised. dominican, puerto rico, etc...you can straight up showboat if you've earned it on a play without having to deal with retaliation (most of the time). bat flips, pitcher celebrations, swagger home run trots, etc...all fair game. it's you know...fun.
Craig A. 13 hours 33 min ago (view)
Plunking a guy for a bat flip only proves the pitcher has thin skin and short fingers. I'm glad Contreras scored.
Cubster 13 hours 49 min ago (view)
I goofed wrt Bluejays/Astros. They clinched a WC #2 and 8 seed but Houston has a lock on West div team 2. The Indians will be 7 seed and wild card #1, abd team #3 from the central
crunch 13 hours 50 min ago (view)
hey, guess who just got a fastball in the back.
crunch 14 hours 39 min ago (view)
that contreras bat flip, tho...
Cubster 16 hours 8 min ago (view)
Cards lose game 1 of DH w Brewers