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 1 hour 39 min ago (view)

    Just sign Rick Reuschel and lets move on


  • crunch 2 hours 21 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 17 hours 23 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' 17 hours 27 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 22 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 3 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 18 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 18 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 20 hours ago (view)

    Q could be subbed in for any of those too


  • crunch 5 days 21 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.