Cubs @ Braves: Montgomery vs Foltynewicz (Game 133)

CHC (78-54): LHP Mike Montgomery (4-4, 3.62)
ATL (74-58): RHP Mike Foltynewicz (10-8, 2.67)
First pitch: 6:35pmCST
Montgomery, who has been on the shelf with shoulder inflammation, last pitched one inning of relief on August 11. He went six scoreless for the win in Kansas City on August 7. Overall, Atlanta is 13-56 (.232) against him. Duvall is 5-17 with a HR.
Foltynewicz won in Miami (6 IP, 1 ER) his last time out. He’s 3-1 with a 1.38 so far in August. The Cubs are 20-67 (.299) against him. Rizzo is 3-7 with a HR.
Today’s game is a make-up from May 17. Tomorrow it’s Quintana and Pivetta in Philly at 6:05pmCST.
Go Cubs!


Alec Mills has been optioned to AAA Iowa presumably to make room on the 25-man roster for Mike Montgomery, and James Norwood has been returned to Iowa after serving as the "26th man" yesterday. Also, LHP Danny Hultzen has been moved-up to Iowa from AZL Cubs #1.  

cubs snag bobby wilson (C) from the twins.  twins get c.gimenez.

D-only catcher...horrible bat, not even power.

c.mazzoni DFA'd

What backup catchers usually are.

What's the point of that trade?  One .150 hitting 35 year old catcher for another?

Wilson was obtained because every team wants t have a third post-season-eligible catcher, in case he is needed. If Willson Contreras or Victor Caratini go on concussion protocol (or worse) in the post-season, they want an experienced catcher.


Wilson qualifies, and didn't cost much in exchange. The Cubs didn't want Gimenez (or Taylor Davis) being the third catcher.

The road trip from hell begins.  Not a good pitching matchup to start.

tie game and heyward is kneeling in the outfield waitin for a trainer to check him out.

...and he's limping off the field.  looks like he banged up his right knee diving for a ball...could be his ankle, but he's not walking like he's favoring his ankle.

almora jr in.

...and the braves are doing their dumb ass "tommy hawk chawp" thing

montgomery out, kintzler in with a man on 3rd.

maddon's gonna just keep trying to make this kintzler thing happen.

sac fly just shy of the track, ATL take the lead.

LA STELLA 2r HR!  cubs lead!

1st of the year...caratini got his 1st of the year not long ago, himself.

heyward "right hamstring tightness"

Bullpen Strong. Well Kintzler isn’t but Chavez, Wilson, CJ and Stropy are.

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  • Cubster 20 min 46 sec ago (view)

    The opening two series for the Cubs will be in Houston. If they get farther next would in Arlington Including the WS.


  • Jackstraw 4 hours 6 min ago (view)

    Thanks, AZ Phil


  • Craig A. 8 hours 50 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 11 hours 18 min ago (view)

    ...and dodger stadium loses power.


  • Charlie 12 hours 26 min ago (view)

    Game 2 somewhat less fun than game 1.


  • crunch 13 hours 37 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 13 hours 37 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 14 hours 59 min ago (view)






  • crunch 16 hours 53 min ago (view)

    happ / rizzo / contreras / heyward / bryant / schwarber / baez / kipnis / caratini(DH)

    game 2

    bryant's back, and at 3rd.  neat.


  • Jackstraw 18 hours 38 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 23 hours 6 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 1 day 18 min ago (view)

    Maybe he should stick with it for a while.


  • Hagsag 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    Cardinals have two games left with Detroit, not the Cubs.


  • blockhead25 1 day 10 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 10 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 11 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.