Cubs @ Reds: Hendricks vs Reed (Game 77)

How about a grand salami with a side of extra innings?

CHC (50-26): RHP Kyle Hendricks (5-6, 2.76)
CIN (29-49): LHP Cody Reed (0-1, 6.75)
First pitch: 11:35amCST

Hendricks, who managed to stay out of last night’s game, had a no-decision in Miami on Friday (5 IP, 0 ER, 5 K, 4 BB). That game also featured a first-inning error by Russell, which lead to Bour’s grand slam. Hendricks has missed the Reds so far this year. They are 12-47 (.255) against him. Votto is 3-5 with 2 HR.

This is the rookie Reed’s third start. He was acquired in the Cueto deal last year--along with Lamb and Finnegan. Reed lost to the Padres his last time out (5 IP, 5 ER, 6 K, 2 BB). He also gave up 4 ER in 7 innings in Houston for his MLB debut. None of the Cubs have faced him.

Lackey (7-4, 3.29) versus Matz (7-3, 3.29) in New York tomorrow at 6:10pmCST.

Go Cubs!

Comments

After last night, an inside-the-park HR seems kind of run-of-the-mill somehow. Sounds bad for Hamilton. Hope he's okay--listening on the radio.

he walked off the field on his own. aside from a concussion watch and some attention to his leg/knee that buckled a bit under him, the biggest thing hurt was probably his pride after the ball knocked off his skull.

It looked like Hamilton got screened by Duvall and that Duvall just barely deflected the ball off of his glove--redirecting it slightly without taking away much of its momentum. At least it didn't turn into a Schwarber/Fowler situation. Hamilton and Duvall are both pretty important youngish players for the Reds.

it's not like this CIN team is lost-cause horrible, but aside from defense and power this is a truly horrible team. kinda crazy arrieta lost to them and yesterday's game had to go 15 innings for the cubs win.

Arrieta didn't lose to the Reds. He got the win -- he just didn't pitch like we expect him to.

Although it felt like it, Jake didn't lose to them -- he got the W. (Assuming you are referring to Monday's game)

oh yeah...thanks joe/billy. poor outing, still got the win, go cubs.

almora's 1st HR!

I believe Willson now has more CS than MIggy. The kid has an arm. Also, Russell is amazingly good on those plays at 2nd.

Interesting choices when guys get healthy. LaStella, Fowler & Soler replace Coghlan, Almora and Sczcur? I assume they don't want Almora to sit. Despite MIggy's demise, I assume they keep him around to mentor Contreras?

Anybody else have issues accessing the site this afternoon/evening?

Mine has been really slow to load -- on different computers from different locations.

Not certain why the site has been slowed. Worked much of Wednesday on it and will continue today. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will probably take it offline for a while, but it will be up before the game against the Mets.

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  • KingKongvsGodzilla 22 hours 51 min ago (view)

    AZPhil, thank you for these updates! It's a nice little pick me up during this dumb year. If you have anything to say on Yohendrick Pinango, Joel Machado, Rafael Morel, or Richard Gallardo, I would love to hear it! Thanks again!

     

  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    jim hickey new nats pitching coach.

     

  • bradsbeard 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    Several non-prospects ate up spots as well. Ultimately wish they had given a few more Rivas types a shot there. 

     

  • tim815 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    Only 60 spots in SB. Others benefited more from the time.

     

  • crunch 2 days 6 hours ago (view)

    not phil, but i think everyone is holding off on his potential ceiling until he gains enough weight to not look like someone you want to buy a sandwich every time you see him.

    big upside if his skills can strengthen as he builds his body.

    too early for a solid comp, but i wouldn't feel uncomfortable throwing ian happ's name around (bit better arm than happ, though).

     

  • bradsbeard 2 days 7 hours ago (view)

    Me too. Thought it was weird he wasn't in South Bend at all. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 13 hours ago (view)

    I am very, very intrigued by Rivas. If the DH is unfortunately here to stay, he's a prime candidate for that and give Rizzo a day off 1B here and there. If no DH, hopefully he is a passable OF. Big believer in his hitting ability

     

  • Hagsag 2 days 15 hours ago (view)

    Phil, do you think Chris Morel is the real deal?

     

  • tim815 3 days 5 hours ago (view)

    http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?cid=609&sid=milb

    Blue and Red DSL instructs rosters. No Brayan Altuve.

    http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?cid=2270&sid=...

     

  • crunch 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    yup, they're gonna try.  starts in about a month.

     

  • Hagsag 3 days 15 hours ago (view)

    Has it been announced whether there will be a DR winter league this winter?

     

  • tim815 3 days 21 hours ago (view)

    That's as good of news as we'll get for awhile.

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 23 hours ago (view)

    TIM: If nothing else, signing a boatload of IFA (35) in the 2019-20 ISP is a pretty good indicator that the Cubs fully intend to run two DSL teams into the forseeable future. 

     

  • tim815 4 days 20 min ago (view)

    Of the 11 new guys, I'm leaning on Marino Sandy and Jerry Torres to be the most likely to reach full-season ball or get traded 

     

  • Arizona Phil 4 days 1 hour ago (view)

    OF Ian Miller (outrighted to the minors on 9/3) elected free-agency just prior to the 10/15 deadline, and the Cubs have signed RHRP Juan Gamez (who they released on 9/9) to a 2021 minor league contract. 

     

  • bigsky33 5 days 7 hours ago (view)

    Phil, were you watching from outside the stadium?