Diamondbacks @ Cubs: Godley vs Arrieta (Game 106)

AZ (60-46): RHP Zack Godley (4-4, 3.06) 
CHC (57-48): RHP Jake Arrieta (10-7, 4.30) 
First pitch: 7:05pmCST

Arrieta gave up 2 ER in 6.2 innings to win on the South Side on Wednesday. He went 3-1 with a 2.25 in July—by far his best month in a while. Overall, Arizona is 23-100 (.230) against him. Goldschmidt is 4-13 with a HR. Brito is 2-4 with a HR—and his name is Socrates.

Godley beat the Cards his last time out (7 IP, 0 ER, 7 K, 2 BB). He’s 2-3 with a 3.04 on the road this season. The Cubs are 4-7 (.571) against. Russell has 2 ABs—both HRs. Very nice.

Quintana (6-9) and Greinke (13-4) end the series tomorrow at 1:20pmCST. 

Go Cubs!



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schwarb bunts into the shift for an easy single. no one close to covering 3rd. wind blowing in, btw...also leading off the inning.

Cubs swung at about 8 balls in the dirt that inning. Either a really good breaking ball delivery, or pressing to make contact due to the wind.

nasty curve...and a team that's not good at hitting the stuff.


5ip 1h 1bb 6k...56 pitches. arrieta is vintage so far tonight.


No help from the defense.

Russell with yet another throwing error. Sigh.

BOB SINGS THE 7th! i miss him in the booth.

16 runs last night, now 0 runs on 3 hits thru 7 innings tonight. At least the Brewers are losing late.

Well, glad Wilson getting the first time out with the new team jitteriness out of the way now in a game Cubs were already trailing. Believe Monty gave up a costly homer to a lefty in his first Cubs appearance last year.

ump isn't even about to take schwarber's bitching about his K to end the game. that was a bit embarrassing for the kid. he commanded all of the authority of a 3 year old having a tantrum at the grocery store.

It was a good pitch. Cubs do too much whining.

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  • crunch 5 min 8 sec ago (view)

    hendricks starts the game giving up back to back homers.  wtf...


  • crunch 2 hours 33 min ago (view)

    happ / rizzo / contreras / schwarber(DH) / maybin(LF) / heyward / baez / kipnis / bote


  • George Altman 3 hours 49 min ago (view)

    Let's hope so. It would be great next year to NOT have to 'piece together a bullpen'.


  • Arizona Phil 4 hours 10 min ago (view)

    DJL: I think that if Lester, Chatwood, Quintana, Jeffress, and Chafin leave via free-agency and do not return or are not replaced by at least one veteran MLB FA SP, the default Cubs 2021 Opening Day pitching staff will be Darvish, Hendricks, Mills (out of options), Alzolay (could be out of options - TBD), and either Rea, T. Miller, Steele, Abbott, Marquez, or D.


  • Arizona Phil 5 hours 4 min ago (view)

    I understand that any team can win a three-game series, but if I'm a division winner I'd want to be the #3 seed rather than the #2 seed in both the A. L. and the N. L., because I would rather face the worst second place team (Houston in the A. L. and probably Miami or Philadelphia in N. L.) than the best wild card team (Cleveland in the A. L. and probably Cincinnati or Milwaukee in the N.L.).  


  • Hagsag 13 hours 7 min ago (view)

    Maybe, if he makes the roster!


  • Charlie 18 hours 40 min ago (view)

    Jose Martinez is going to hit some big post season homerun, isn't he?


  • Cubster 21 hours 28 min ago (view)

    Is the Chafin experiment over yet?


  • crunch 21 hours 35 min ago (view)

    well that sucked.

    even with the loss the cubs officially clinched a playoff slot tonight, though.


  • crunch 21 hours 43 min ago (view)

    oh, it's totally the hitters unless the coach is forcing guys into trying ill advised changes...which is doubtful to the point of obsurdity for this many slumping hitters.

    it's just that a near team-wide hitting outage with no one getting "fixed" isn't a good look for a hitting coach.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 21 hours 55 min ago (view)

    How many hitting coaches would that be over the past five years?

    At a certain point maybe it's just the hitters? I love the current group but we've been burning through hitting coaches recently


  • crunch 22 hours 22 min ago (view)

    anthony iapoce might want to start updating his resume...

    i'm not saying it's his fault, but it doesn't seem like much is going right with the bats and it's getting worse over time.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 23 hours 43 min ago (view)

    I look at the 8 man pen for next year and would assume 6 RHP 2 LHP. The LHP would currently be two of Ryan, Wieck, and Steele (and I guess Osich but I suspect he's non-tendered).

    The 6 RHP would be from Kimbrel, Wick, Tepera, Adam, Underwood, Alzolay, Winkler, Rea (and potentially others). I feel like they're only keeping one of Tepera/ Winkler for final arb year. Tough to say which is better value at this point.


  • crunch 1 day 1 min ago (view)

    im impressed tepera has "only" given up 2hr in 19.2ip, but i wouldn't hold out on that holding up.  also, his control is sketchy as ever...

    he's got promising stuff, but at age 33 (few weeks from now) what more does he have to learn/show?

    it would probably cost the cubs 1.5m or so to keep him around (900K this year).  they liked something about him to pick him up, but who knows where that's at now...


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 53 min ago (view)

    Two Cubs reached significant milestones today: 

    1. OF Jason Heyward now has "10/5 no trade" rights and so he cannot be traded without his consent (he had a partial "no trade" the past couple of seasons); 


  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    happ / contreras / rizzo / baez / schwarber / bote(3rd) / maybin(RF) / martinez(DH) / hoerner(2nd)