Cubs @ Phillies: Series Thread (Games 93-95)

The Cubs make their entrance in the City of Brotherly Love with an intact roster ahead of the trade deadline. The Phils sit 6 games above .500 and in the mix for a meaningful second half and potential playoff appearance. See below for daily matchups.


Game 93, Friday, July 22, 6:05 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (3-6, 4.15 ERA)

PHL: RHP Kyle Gibson (5-3, 4.35 ERA)


Game 94, Saturday, July 23, 5:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (2-5, 4.69 ERA)

PHL: RHP Zack Wheeler (8-5, 2.89 ERA)


Game 95, Sunday  July 24, 11:05 am central

CHC: LHP Drew Smyly (2-5, 4.22 ERA)

PHL: TBD

Comments

"As the New York Mets explore offensive upgrades, they have engaged with the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and others about first baseman Dom Smith, according to major-league sources."

no.  hell no.  etc.

Luckily, Dom just headed to the IL.

He had a great 2020 but otherwise... idk. I'd take a flier on him but I wouldn't trade much in the way of prospects and I wouldn't trade a big trade chip. Martin or Givens for Smith? Sure.

Amaya to TN

nice...right back into the thick of things.

wishing him a ton of luck.  beyond being a top prospect he's a very high end clubhouse presence (unless that's changed) and that kind of thing helps more than just himself.

philies f'n suck.

cubs padding stats tonight.

I hope they sign Hoerner to an extension

 Ron Howard narrator voice: "They didn't"

erich uelmen debut.

he's got a zillion run lead to work with.  good luck.

not remarkable, but stuff looked good for uelmen.

nice late-sinking action on his fastball that compliments his slider well...

1ip 1h 1bb 1k, 1r/er (gave up a monster solo HR)

-edit - Sunday game on Peacock app, dunno if free or you need a paid account (was behind paywall earlier in season)

fwiw, the weekend games are all free on mlb.tv right now.

web access through a browser and apps on various devices.

contreras is pretty much asking for the ball after every hit.

he knows his time is limited.

at least he's enjoyed being a cub to the point that his last hit for the team is worth having a keepsake for him.

He should ask for the baseball after every HBP. That happens at least as often!

hi, i'm willson contreras and this is Jackass.

Something to keep in mind about the upcoming MLB trade deadline is that while normally a player must remain on Optional Assignment for a minimum of 10 days (position players) or 15 days (pitchers & two-way players) before he can be recalled unless he is replacing a player who is placed on an MLB inactive list (IL, Bereavement, Paternity, etc), a player can also be recalled without having to spend the minimum number of days on Optional Assignment if he is replacing a player who is traded or claimed off waivers, as long as the player being replaced was not Designated for Assignment prior to being traded or claimed off waivers.

mervis hit his 1st homer in AAA.

madrigal playing for the 2nd time in 3 games...hits in both games.