Cubs @ Brewers: Hammel vs. Jungmann (Game 102 Thread)

CHC (54-47): RHP Jason Hammel (5-5, 3.20)

MIL (44-59): RHP Taylor Jungmann (5-2, 2.14)

First pitch: 7:10pmCT

Fowler# cf

Schwarber* c

Coghlan* lf

Rizzo* 1b

Bryant 3b

Soler rf

Castro ss

Hammel p

Russell 2b


Gennett* 2b

Lucroy c

Braun rf

Lind* 1b

Davis lf

Peterson* cf

Segura ss

Herrera 3b

Jungmann p


Hammel lost to the Phillies (3.2 IP, 6 ER) on Sunday. He’s only allowed more than 2 ERs only twice over his last 8 starts but has no victories to show for it. He’s 4-2 with a 2.21 in night games. The Brewers are 23-86 (.267) against him. Davis is 3-10 with a HR.

Jungmann had won his last three games before losing in Arizona (6 IP, 2 ER) his last time out. He’s 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA at home. None of the Cubs have faced him.

Today, the Cubs acquired Dan Haren and cash from Miami for Ivan Pineyro and Elliot Soto. Ben Rowan was DFA’d to make room on the roster. Haren just pitched, so we’re still in need of a starter for Sunday. The Cubs also traded Junior Lake to the Orioles for Tommy Hunter.

The big winners are: Dombrowski and the Tigers, for knowing when you’re going to fall short and having the stones to retool; the Mets for finally pulling the plug on something to shut up their fans; and the Padres, for being responsible for 70% of the chatter and 0% of the action. The big loser was me, for wasting an(other) entire afternoon on Twitter.

Go Cubs!


Well, so much for alternating lefty-righty in the lineup.

enough time has passed that it's doubtful there's any late-coming "woah" trades left unreported. i'd rather have wada up than haren as the 5 starter, but at least there's now an injury replacement option between wada/haren if anyone else goes down. it opens up options and it cost nothing of high value. adding hunter to the pen is nice for his price. probably not a high impact addition, but he strongly upgrades the pen vs current available alternatives.

At least Haren Wil get to the 7th innings sometimes. I like Wada, but he seems to be an 85 pitch guy..hoping to get into the sixth....maybe.

I'm thinking Dave Stewart is full of shit @Gambo987: Dave Stewart tells Burns and Gambo the Padres wanted Paul Goldschmidt from the Dbacks for closer Craig Kimbrell....WOW

JACOS: I heard the interview. That's what he said. 

I believe Stewart said it, AzPhil, I don't believe Pads asked for Goldsmith.

Cubs send OF Mike Baxter outright to Iowa.

As an Article XX-D player, Baxter has the right to elect free-agency immediately, or he can defer it to the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season (unless he gets added back to an MLB 40-man roster in the meantime). 

that timely double play was a thing of beauty.

future HOF'r m.olt hit a triple tonight in iowa...lulz. in case anyone's been missing it, he's on a hell of a tear after getting a slow start coming back from his hand issue.

3 in a row :D ...and SF lost. 1 game back of their 2nd WC slot.

Very nice "taking care of business" win tonight. Scored 3 against a good starting pitcher, and our pitchers held down their weakened lineup. More like that, please.

Coming up schedule is gonna be very interesting with Bucs and Giants. Five years since August has been interesting... Keep it going Riz and Castro!

Maybe now that the trade deadline is over Starlin is going to relax and be an OPB guy like Mallee wants him to be. Turns on sarcasm font.

I actually do think he will relax and improve a little. I don't think this is the same as 2013 though. I think he's confusing himself right now ... I don't feel like an approach is being put on him, and Theo and Jed aren't idiots, they saw 2013 too. I just think he needs to chill out ... maybe it's just an adjustment to the pressure of games that matter. Nice defensive plays last two games too.

Does Wada have any history of pitching in relief in japan?

BP article by Sahadev Sharma on Addison Russell's improvement since the All-Star Break, switching away from a toe-tap to a leg kick (article has some nice videos)...
"I just felt like I was getting tied up inside a little bit," Russell said when asked about his different look at the plate. "I felt like I wasn't seeing the ball well, but ever since I switched to the leg kick—which was right after the All-Star Break—it's working out tremendous. It quickly felt right. I was talking to (hitting coach) John Mallee and he said, 'That's you.'" Russell is slashing .308/.364/.425 in the 12 games since the break. It's not the type of hot stretch that many would take notice of, but it's not just the results that have Russell optimistic that the change is the right move. "I started switching it up a little bit, I'm seeing the ball fantastic, I'm barreling the ball up," Russell told me. "The thing is, I'm just missing them, I'm catching everything out in front, but it's definitely a step forward. I'm tapping into a little bit more power with the leg kick and also it's putting me in a better position to hit. I'm not getting my foot down early, I'm just doing what comes natural to me and it's working."
Russell not only sought out a coach to discuss an adjustment he thought might work, but he worked hard with that coach to implement those adjustments, quickly worked it into gameplay, and has been steadily improving ever since. That's not just a good sign for Russell and the Cubs in 2015, but it could lead to the young infielder tapping into his elite talent, ensuring he reaches his high ceiling.

Love this kid.

Very cool article too.

CCO says that Clayton Richard will be called up to start Sunday's game vs Brewers Junior Lake went to AAA Norfolk (Orioles).

in other news, wada kicks puppies and steals candy from children ...and the cubs pay him $4m a year to do it in iowa rather than chicago.

all of this is 100% legit. DFA wada. seriously, i know the guy isn't going to throw 120 pitches a game, but i'd be willing to bet he can do a better job over 5-6 innings than beeler/clayton. btw, wada is getting his 11th AAA "rehab" start tonight (12th counting his single AA rehab start).

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  • Cubster 1 hour 23 min ago (view)

    "in normal times..."

    It was the burst of times, it was the worst of times.


  • Cubster 1 hour 33 min ago (view)

    "Setting aside how stupid it is for fans to blame players when owners are all so much more..."

    I blame Pete Ricketts


  • crunch 12 hours 6 min ago (view)

    i can't believe this kind of stuff is what we're talking about 2 months into the 2020 season...i can't believe a lot of stuff about 2020 outside of the game, too.


  • crunch 16 hours 25 min ago (view)

    contract rights are retained by the team.

    in normal times this keeps labor relations between employer and player not too volitile with only a handful of player/owner issues.  in times like this you see a system that was not designed for an event like this.

    some owners are being responsible over the players who's contracts they control while other owners make us realize why the guillotine was occsasionally popular during revoltutions/revolts.


  • Jackstraw 16 hours 51 min ago (view)

    So they are all free agents?  Or still under contract and not getting paid?  I'm sure AZ Phil or someone else has covered this but I haven't been keeping up with all the fine points of baseball's problems recently.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 19 hours 25 min ago (view)

    Manfred is such a dreadful commissioner. It's his job to walk a fine line and maintain peace in labor relations. Instead he lets the owners do whatever they want.

    Cannot wait for a long, bitter strike after 2021. And for the owners to ultimately turn plenty of fan sentiment against players.


  • crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    "The A's told their minor leaguers Tuesday that they will not continue to pay them their current salary of $400 per week beyond May 31."

    classy.  absolute class act stuff right there.


  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich
    The MLBPA is very disappointed with MLB’s economic proposal today, source tells me and @Ken_Rosenthal, calling additional cuts proposed “massive." League offered to share more playoff revenue, but on balance, those dollars are small compared to what players give up, PA believes.


  • crunch 1 day 15 hours ago (view)

    A's are furloughing nearly all of their staff through the entire organization...including scouts, which make a shockingly low amount of money.

    the A's are owned by a multi-billionaire who inherited his loot from dad (founder of The Gap)...and him + family spent $10m trying to keep Obama from getting a 2nd term, which i assume is their idea of a good investment in their community...whereas paying loyal employees for years/decades for a few months is...well...*shrug*


  • Ryno 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    Depends on who you are.


  • Ryno 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    Sorry--Just needed to experience a little normalcy.


  • Ryno 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    That was the dumbest lineup I've ever seen.


  • Hagsag 2 days 1 hour ago (view)



  • Cubster 2 days 19 hours ago (view)

    speaking of Trump's trained rats...


  • Hagsag 3 days 2 hours ago (view)

    Cubster, your comments about President Bone Spurs could not be more accurate. Thanks for posting!


  • BobbyD 3 days 13 hours ago (view)

    Cubster: I agree with your comments, save one. That the president is "leading" America. He couldn't lead a pack of rats to a NYC dumpster on an August afternoon. The "man" is a f'ing disgrace.