Cubs @ Nationals: Hamels vs Rodriguez (Game 142)

CHC (83-58): LHP Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.67)
WAS (70-72): RHP Jefry Rodriguez (2-2, 5.58)
First pitch: 6:05pmCSTish

Hamels gave up 2 ER in 6 innings for a no-decision in Milwaukee his last time out. He gave up 1 ER against the Nats in the Bote game. Overall, they are 43-203 (.212) against him. 

Rodriguez might not be long for the game, as the Nats are keeping an eye on the rookie’s innings. Also, he is pretty inconsistent and the Cubs might buy into Joe’s plan to split the games. On the other hand, none of the Cubs have faced him.

Montgomery and Fedde tomorrow at 12:35pmCST.

Go Cubs!


caratini grand slam!

Another gut-punch loss for the Cards.  2-out 2-run Ozuna HR in the top of the 9th ties the game, then they lose on a walk-off wild pitch by Bud.  Awesome. 

s.ohtani out there hitting triples with a torn elbow.

"hey, you should go have tommy john surgery so you can maybe pitch late next season." - a lot of people

"or...i could stick around a few more weeks and rack up some hits." - ohtani

dude has 8 hits (4 HR and a triple) in 4 games since he got his "you need tommy john" diagnosis.

rumor has it that it still hasn't come down yet.


This game not so fun now. 

i dont care if a boat loaded with 2 of each animal floats around in the OF, i don't wanna see a rain delay...

It's a freaking monsoon out there

...and rain delay.

tarp off the field...they're trying to get it in playing shape...

1000 bags of diamond dry should do it.

Ugly loss, but they are 5-5 so far on a long, 4-city road trip against good teams that included some of the best pitchers in the league.  Not bad.  Just need the Brewers to lose a few.  Let's go MadBum.

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  • crunch 55 min 57 sec ago (view)

    heyward / cast / bryant / rizzo / baez / schwarb / caratini / kemp(2nd) / Q


  • crunch 2 hours 17 min ago (view)

    so stoked for the williamsport game.

    the increasing amount of off-site games is a bit concerning (middle of nowhere Field of Dreams field, really?), but I love this one.  it's played out great so far and giving the kids playing in the LL series some primo seats (hope this continues) is a great touch.


  • Arizona Phil 3 hours 38 min ago (view)

    Craig Kimbrel reinstated from IL, Duane Underwood Jr optioned to Iowa, Mark Zagunis recalled as the "26th man" for tonight's game (special travel required to get to Williamsport so MLB Comissioner permits 26th man for both clubs). 


  • crunch 21 hours 53 min ago (view)

    at least...


  • Charlie 22 hours 47 min ago (view)

    Lester pitched 35 innings today.


  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    2019...cubs fan...being thankful heyward and chatwood are


  • Eric S 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Like having a 5-1 lead going into the ninth?


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    With our vaunted late inning tandem of Tyler Chatwood and Rowan Wick!

    Who would have thought?


  • Jackstraw 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    Cubs 1-10 with RISP in the series.  Left lots of ducks on the pond.  Could take some of the pressure off the pen.


  • Jackstraw 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    You could hit your thumb with a hammer.  Or take a big bite of wayyyy too hot pizza.  Just sayin.


  • Eric S 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    I’m a little surprised and confused that Bote wasn’t in the infield in the ninth? Wth - need that one out boot to complete my day


  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    cubs win!  about time.


  • Eric S 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    Cubs have to scratch mightily to get two runs against the mighty second half buccos


  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    K, diving catch by happ for an out, HBP to load the bases, ground out


    PIT has loaded the bases 3 times in this game.


  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    ...and we're doing more 0 out, men on base stuff...

    2 on, 0 outs...up to 103 pitches and lester's day is done.

    bullpen time.  oh. boy.  neat.

    chatwood in.


  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    bryant has not forgotten how to hit homers.