Reds @ Cubs: Bailey vs Hendricks (Game 129)

CIN (56-74): RHP Homer Bailey (1-11, 6.21)
CHC (75-53): RHP Kyle Hendricks (9-10, 4.04)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST
Hendricks gave up 2 ER but lost to the Tigers on Tuesday. He’s 0-1 with a 5.91 in two games against the Reds this season. Overall, they are 38-147 (.259) against him. Gennett is 9-34.
Bailey got beat by the Brewers his last time out (6 IP, 3 ER), for his fourth loss in a row. His only win was against the Dodgers on May 12. He was having a better season when he was on the shelf for two months with knee inflammation.
He gave up 6 ER in 4.2 innings and lost to the Cubs on May 18. For their careers, these Cubs are 32-90 (.356) against him. Murphy is 6-10 and Rizzo is 10-25, both with 2 HR.
Lester faces Syndergaard and the Mets tomorrow at 7:05pmCST.
Go Cubs!


Be good to get this one -- Thor and deGrom up the next 2 days.

And then it looks like get Folty in ATL Thursday.  Tough stretch.

7 great innings from hendricks and he only threw 98 pitches.

sure it's vs the reds, but the cubs could use a bit of beating up on people.

also, heyward got his ob% for the past 30+ games back above .300.  he needed that. 4/4, 3 singles and a triple.

highly likely it's going to be a wash day for the standings...CHC/STL/MIL all likely to win today given their currrent leads.

This late in the season, that's a win. At least if your team is in first.

when you're down to the last few weeks, anything that doesn't take you backwards is a plus f'sure.

Revenge 4-game sweep!  Nice!

Looked like a National League best team today - nice drama free win

Nats led the Mets 1-0 after 7 innings.  Final score was 15-0.  Let's get those starters' pitch counts up and get into their bullpen.

5 games pre-Murphy: 5 runs. 

5 games post-Murphy: 37 runs.

Good trade. 

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  • Cubster 57 min 13 sec ago (view)

    Just sign Rick Reuschel and lets move on


  • crunch 1 hour 39 min ago (view)

    "Buster Olney of ESPN reports that Scott Kazmir will throw for MLB teams this week.

    The 36-year-old Kazmir hasn't thrown in the majors since the 2016 season, but he recently told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that he that he hit 90.9 mph with his fastball during a bullpen session."

    someone put another bottle of left-in-the-car warm water under the cubs hot stove and let's get this one done!  woo!



  • crunch 16 hours 41 min ago (view)

    bryce harper ruined that bat dragging thing for everyone after his ejection years ago at the junior college world series.

    also, hurrah for baseball making it's return.


  • JustSayin' 16 hours 45 min ago (view)

    College ball started Saturday.  Umpire egos in D1 baseball are not that much smaller than in the pros, so of course there was a controversy.  In the late innings of a game in the weekend's biggest series (Michigan vs.


  • crunch 2 days 15 hours ago (view)

    the news is mostly based on a Baseball America article from the 11th (behind a paywall) the gist of it is rather legit rumor-wise, though it's still too far in the future to call it a 100% done deal.

    btw, the cubs have been strongly linked to pursuing christian hernandez for quite a while.  the BA writer that wrote the article about the cubs links has been following c.hernandez since he was a 14yo talent and is quite familiar with him.  that signing probably is in the bag.


  • Wrigley Rat 2 days 17 hours ago (view)

    I don't know much about this website, but they are speculating that the Cubs may sign two of the top International Free Agents available during this signing period: Does anyone know if this sounds legit?


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 21 hours ago (view)

    Minnie Minoso was playing in the Mexican League (as a DH) at age 47 and Julio Franco was playing in the Mexican League (as a DH) at age 49, so Mexican League teams clearly do not have a problem with signing older players. 

    And of course the ageless Satchel Paige was still working as a SP in AAA (with the Miami Marlins) into his early 50's (and prior to that he pitched in MLB as late as age 46).  


  • crunch 3 days 21 hours ago (view)

    b.colon has signed to a mexican league team.  woo old dudes.  he turns 47 in may...believed by some to be older.


  • Cubster 4 days 6 hours ago (view)

    Replacing someone like David DeJesus?


  • crunch 4 days 23 hours ago (view)

    mark grace returns to chicago as an analyst/on-air-talent for Marquee.

    he won't be part of the main game calling crew, but will be doing support content during games.


  • Eric S 5 days 2 hours ago (view)

    Increasing levels of smoke concerning a possible Arenado/KB trade

    Get Arenado to agree to push back his opt out a few years or so down the road and this could work out nicely for the Cubs


  • Arizona Phil 5 days 17 hours ago (view)

    Jason Kipnis (like Brandon Morrow) was a post-2019 Article XX-B MLB free-agent who signed a 2020 minor league contract, so he gets a $100K retention bonus and an automatic June 1st player opt-out if he is not released by 12 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day prior to MLB Opening Day or added to an MLB 40-man roster or MLB 60-day IL by 12 PM (Eastern) on MLB Opening Day. 


  • Arizona Phil 5 days 17 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have signed post-2019 second-contract minor league FA catcher Jordan Procyshen to a 2020 minor league contract and he has been assigned to AA Tennessee.  


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 days 19 hours ago (view)

    Q could be subbed in for any of those too


  • crunch 5 days 20 hours ago (view)

    darvish, lester, and mills could combine to give up 100 homers between the 3 of them.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 days 21 hours ago (view)

    I would have liked to give him a shot. I don't see much more out of a Chatwood and Alec Mills competition for the 5th spot.