Cubs @ Diamondbacks: Lester vs Corbin (Game 115)
CHC (60-54): LHP Jon Lester (8-6, 3.97)
AZ (64-51): LHP Patrick Corbin (8-11, 4.76)
First pitch: 8:10pmCST
Lester gave up 3 ER in 4 innings for a no-decision against the D’backs on Wrigley earlier this month. His last outing was a no-decision against the Nationals on Sunday (6 IP, 3 ER, 7 K, 1 BB). Overall, the D’backs are 20-75 (.267) against him. Goldschmidt is 5-8 with a HR. He’s good.
Corbin went three innings and gave up 7 ER at Wrigley to take the loss in the matchup against Lester. In between, he’s also lost to the Giants (6 IP, 3 ER, 10 K, 2 BB). The Cubs are 11-37 (.297) against him. Happ is 2-2 and Bryant is 2-4, both with a HR.
Arrieta (11-8) and Godley (5-4) wrap up the West Coast tomorrow at 4:10pmCST.
Jackstraw 2 hours 12 min ago (view)
Thanks, AZ Phil
Craig A. 6 hours 56 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 24 min ago (view)
...and dodger stadium loses power.
Charlie 10 hours 32 min ago (view)
Game 2 somewhat less fun than game 1.
crunch 11 hours 43 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 11 hours 43 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 5 min ago (view)
crunch 14 hours 59 min ago (view)
happ / rizzo / contreras / heyward / bryant / schwarber / baez / kipnis / caratini(DH)
bryant's back, and at 3rd. neat.
Jackstraw 16 hours 44 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 12 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 24 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 9 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