Cubs vs. Orioles: Series Thread (Games 87-88)

The Cubs begin their final homestand of the first half with two games against the Baltimore Orioles. See below for the daily matchups.


Game 87, Tuesday, July 12, 7:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Adrian Sampson (0-0, 2.91 ERA)

BAL: RHP Jordan Lyles (5-7, 4.50 ERA)


Game 88, Wednesday, July 13, 7:05 pm central

CHC: TBD

BAL: RHP Spenser Watkins (2-1, 4.15 ERA)

Comments

joe maddon fired after 56 games for LAA - 2 games under .500

31 games later - 11 games under .500

joe maddon might not have been the problem.

CRUNCH: Joe Maddon's strength is shepherding a young, talented, hungry team on the come that thinks a petting zoo, magicians, and onesies road trips are cool from point "B" to the promised land. That definitely does not describe the 2022 Angels. 

...but...he got a mohawk before he was fired.

i'm pretty sure that's good for a few wins.  i dunno mohawks to penguins conversion rates in this new economy, though.

steele "doesn't have it" tonight...badly...

Managed to get through 6 though. Nice recovery!

Hendricks shut down at least 2-3 weeks. I guess it's less likely he's traded.

cubs now 20 games under .500

what a year.  2.5 months to go.