Cubs @ Marlins: Hammel vs Fernandez (Game 74)
CHC (48-25): RHP Jason Hammel (7-3, 2.55)
MIA (40-35): RHP Jose Fernandez (9-3, 2.36)
First pitch: 12:10pmCST
Hammel lost to the Cards on Tuesday (5.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 K, 1 BB). The Marlins are 35-123 (.285) against him. Prado is 7-19 with a HR.
Fernandez, who is still only 23, pitched well but had a no-decision against Atlanta (7 IP, 0 ER, 7 K, 2 BB) his last time out. He went 6-0 with a 1.38 in his 6 May starts, and is pitching almost as well so far in June. The Cubs are 3-18 (.167) against him. Heyward is 2-7.
If it weren't for the roof, I'd say we should pray for rain. Pray for something.
Arrieta (11-2, 1.74) versus Straily (4-4, 3.83) in Cinci tomorrow at 6:10pmCST.
Dolorous Jon Lester 37 min 18 sec ago (view)
Lots of games where they failed to add on.
Lots of games Strop has single handedly blown, too.
Charlie 1 hour 7 min ago (view)
There are so many candidates. The early season losing streak comes painfully to mind.
Charlie 1 hour 8 min ago (view)
JHey's swing looks like it slipped into groundout mode. That Nico lineout was heartbreaking. :(
Charlie 1 hour 8 min ago (view)
Threw Vanmeter a curve and changeup that both looked great on TV, though Vanmeter didn't offer.
Mike Wellman 2 hours 53 min ago (view)
First thing I'll point to, depending on the final order of finish, is the fact that, for the second year in a row we took the lead off of Hader in the 8th inning of a key late-season game @ Milwaukee & couldn't keep it. The second thing will be the game we led 5-0 after 7 & managed to lose. Nats next face Marlins. Cards come to town licking their chops/beaks to finish us off...
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 59 min ago (view)
They’re toast. Can’t finish games, can’t finish series, and it looks very much like they won’t finish this season.
Hagsag 7 hours 16 min ago (view)
The Cubbies are in a tough situation. If they make the playoffs, they will have earned it!. Enjoy the ride folks.
Eric S 13 hours 43 min ago (view)
Reds win season series 11-8 - possibly the first thing you point to should the Cubs miss the post season
Eric S 13 hours 49 min ago (view)
Long looking swing for JHey ... and Nico - oof
Eric S 13 hours 50 min ago (view)
Heard Len say Descalso’s name and about had a heart attack. Then heard him say “pinch runner” and settled down a bit
Charlie 13 hours 55 min ago (view)
Contreras's receiving didn't do Norwood any favors in that Vanmeter at-bat. And Norwood needed some favors.
Eric S 14 hours 18 sec ago (view)
Gotta do better than three hits in nine innings in a start by Mahle - this one is on the bats
crunch 14 hours 5 min ago (view)
4th pitcher of the inning coming in...neat
crunch 14 hours 9 min ago (view)
crunch 14 hours 17 min ago (view)
i'm all about kemp protecting a lead in the last few innings or getting to play after some pinch running, but that dude's bat is getting way too much work. now that getting him starts isn't a priority he's still getting a lot of early shots off the bench at the plate.
i hope to not see him next season.
Eric S 14 hours 20 min ago (view)
Until Russell gets off the concussion protocol and/or Baez returns, Kemp may be the best option at second for defense, but Bote certainly better there defensively than Happ or Zobrist