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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  • Hagsag 1 hour 32 min ago (view)

    I see that Dillon Maples hasn't pitched yet. Is he injured or spending time in the lab?

     

  • Arizona Phil 8 hours 51 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of 26-year old RHRP Jonathan de Marte from Quebec (Frontier League) and he has been assigned to AZL Cubs Blue.

    He is the closer for Team Israel and has no previous experience in affiliated ball.

    He was a NDFA out of the U. of Richmond in 2017 and has been playing independent ball for the past three seasons in the Atlantic League and Can-Am League as well as winter ball in Australia this past winter. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 10 hours 42 min ago (view)

    DJL: Nothing from Sunday or Monday. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 10 hours 43 min ago (view)

    W-RAT: Mark Zagunis was sent outright to the minors last September, and because he did not have the right to elect free-agency after being outrighted he remains under club control through the 2020 season, and so he is signed to a minor league contract that expires at 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day after the conclusion of the 2020 World Series. 

     

  • Wrigley Rat 11 hours 13 min ago (view)

    Thank you AZ Phil! Does that mean he's been signed to a minor league contract, then? Because he's out of options.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 12 hours 8 min ago (view)

    I love these scouting reports. Thanks Phil!

    You wouldn't happen to have this info for the road games Sun and Mon?

     

  • Arizona Phil 12 hours 19 min ago (view)

    W-RAT: Mark Zagunis is assigned to AAA Iowa but he did not get an NRI to MLB Spring Training. He is eligible to be a minor league 6YFA post-2020 World Series if he is not added back to an MLB reserve list (40-man roster) in the meantime. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 12 hours 43 min ago (view)

    Most of the pitchers who threw today pitched Saturday night, so not a lot of new pitch/velo info. 

    Jon Lester:  
    FB: 86-89
    SL: 85 
    CH: 84
    CV: 70-74 
    NOTES: First Cactus League game outing of 2020 for Lester... looked uncomfortable on the mound and even when he was warming up in the bullpen before the game... stuff and command were not sharp... hopefully Lester has at least one good year left in him...  

     

  • Wrigley Rat 12 hours 50 min ago (view)

    Whatever happened to Mark Zagunis? I thought we still held his rights, but he was just out of options? Haven't heard anything about him in awhile & I think he would make a good platoon partner with Schwarber.

     

  • crunch 13 hours 58 min ago (view)

    3h 43m game today.

    at least i've seen a lot of "i need to hop on baseball reference" cubs minor leaguers and new hires in the past 2 days.

    rex brothers looked good again.

     

  • crunch 15 hours 56 min ago (view)

    1h 50min into the game and they're through 4 innings.

    yesterday's game was 3h 45m.

     

  • crunch 17 hours 14 min ago (view)

    lester seems to be leaving off where he was for the last couple months of the season in 2019.

    no one should take anything from a february spring training start...NONETHELESS...this outing looked a lot like the ones he spent in the last couple months of the season with batters sitting around waiting to swing at lester fastballs and laying off everything else.

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    he paced for 20+HR last year and might have done it if he wasn't on unpaid leave for a while.  i'd handicap him as a 15-20HR guy at worst rather than saying 20HR solid.  it's probably a safer range.

    his D isn't up there with the all-time greats of the game, but it's well above average for a young guy (turned 26 last month) who can also provide some pop.  i think more than a few teams could slot him in as a middle IF starter without having much internal competition.

     

  • Rob Richardson 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    He hit 20+ HR only once and that was four years ago. He has a career OBP of 312, a career SLG of 392, and is his SS defense really that special anymore?

     

  • crunch 1 day 15 hours ago (view)

    kinda crazy a.russell is still a free agent.

    he's not the first and probably not the last domestic abuser to "serve his time" and find contracts to sign.  there's a 20HR guy who plays great D at SS sitting out there while spring training is going down without him.

    i wonder how much he's demanding (if that's an issue at all) vs teams that want no part of him...

     

  • First.Pitch.120 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    Don't forget the awesome taste of RizzO's !!!