Nationals @ Cubs: Roark vs Hendricks (Game 108)
WAS (63-43): RHP Tanner Roark (8-7, 4.93)
CHC (57-50): RHP Kyle Hendricks (4-3, 3.80)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST
Hendricks gave up 1 ER in 5 innings in Milwaukee on Saturday but ended up with a no-decision in a game the Cubs won 2-1. The Nationals are 15-69 (.217) against him. Harper is 3-10 with a HR.
Roark lost to the Rockies his last time out (5 IP, 4 ER, 8 K, 4 BB). He’s 5-2 with a 4.34 on the road this season. The Cubs are 11-55 (.200) against him. Bryant is 4-8 with a HR, and Rizzo is 4-15 with 2 HR. Heyward is 0-15.
In addition to missing Strasburg, who’s out with a nerve impingement, the Cubs are also not going to see Scherzer, who left Tuesday's game after one inning because of neck spasms.
Lackey (8-9) against TBD tomorrow at the same time.
Jackstraw 2 hours 34 min ago (view)
Thanks, AZ Phil
Craig A. 7 hours 19 min ago (view)
If the cardinals loose and the giants win, the cardinals will have to play and win on Monday to make the playoffs.
crunch 9 hours 47 min ago (view)
...and dodger stadium loses power.
Charlie 10 hours 54 min ago (view)
Game 2 somewhat less fun than game 1.
crunch 12 hours 5 min ago (view)
lester goes out with a whimper...7 runs given up in his last start
5.16era/1.33whip on the year.
Arizona Phil 12 hours 6 min ago (view)
JACKSTRAW: The Cardinals & Tigers will only play the first game of Monday's doubleheader (and it will be a seven-inning game) if what needs to be determined is determined by the result of the first game (the second game will be canceled), but they won't play the games at all (and the Cardinals won't go to Detroit) if everything that is affected by the two missing STL games is settled and resolved by end of MLB play on Sunday.
crunch 13 hours 27 min ago (view)
crunch 15 hours 21 min ago (view)
happ / rizzo / contreras / heyward / bryant / schwarber / baez / kipnis / caratini(DH)
bryant's back, and at 3rd. neat.
Jackstraw 17 hours 6 min ago (view)
I don't know if the math works out but (at least to me) it raises the possibility that they would play one game on Monday and if that decided what was left that they'd skip game 2.
Arizona Phil 21 hours 34 min ago (view)
The Cardinals have to play the doubleheader on Monday at Detroit if either the games impact who or who does not get into the playoffs, or if the games will determine whether the Cards or Cubs finish 1st in the division and get home field advantage in the Wild Card series.
Charlie 22 hours 47 min ago (view)
Maybe he should stick with it for a while.
Hagsag 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
Cardinals have two games left with Detroit, not the Cubs.
blockhead25 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
Ahh, 2 games against the Tigers, but seems to imply they'd only play those games if it will impact which teams make the playoffs. If the Cardinals win their last 2, I don't believe the other games could impact which Team makes it. Why would Detroit have any incentive to win those games? Well, hope the Cubs won one of the next 2 so it doesn't matter.
crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
yeah, it may be another team. i just know they have a possible monday double header...unless i got that wrong, too.
blockhead25 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
Cubs? We played the cards the full 10 slate?
if Cards make playoffs, I would think they'd want nothing to do with having to play a double header Monday to improve playoff seeding.
crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
the cubs may or may not have to play a doubleheader vs STL on monday depending on the next game or 2...i think