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.
Dolorous Jon Lester 38 min 47 sec ago (view)
Lots of games where they failed to add on.
Lots of games Strop has single handedly blown, too.
Charlie 1 hour 9 min ago (view)
There are so many candidates. The early season losing streak comes painfully to mind.
Charlie 1 hour 9 min ago (view)
JHey's swing looks like it slipped into groundout mode. That Nico lineout was heartbreaking. :(
Charlie 1 hour 10 min ago (view)
Threw Vanmeter a curve and changeup that both looked great on TV, though Vanmeter didn't offer.
Mike Wellman 2 hours 54 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 6 hours 1 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 17 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 44 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 51 min ago (view)
Long looking swing for JHey ... and Nico - oof
Eric S 13 hours 52 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 56 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 1 min 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 6 min ago (view)
4th pitcher of the inning coming in...neat
crunch 14 hours 11 min ago (view)
crunch 14 hours 19 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 21 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