Reds @ Cubs: Castillo vs Quintana (Game 149) 

CIN (63-86): RHP Luis Castillo (9-12, 4.66) 
CHC (87-61): LHP José Quintana (13-9, 3.97) 
First pitch: 1:20pmCST 

Quintana beat the Brewers (6.2 IP, 0 ER) on Tuesday. He’s 2-1 with a 3.18 in three starts against the Reds this season. Overall, they are 27-96 (.281) against him. Votto is 4-11.

Castillo held the Dodgers to 1 ER in 6.1 innings for the win his last time out. He’s 1-1 with a 6.00 in four starts against the Cubs this season. For their careers, these Cubs are 25-92 (.272) against him. Happ is 4-4.

Hendricks and Corbin tomorrow in Arizona at 8:40pmCST.

Go Cubs! 


j.heyward activated...and la stella has a sore back so he's scratched from today's lineup...

how is this team in 1st place?

are 80 of the 87 wins 1 run games?

contreras not respecting 90...and almost getting thrown out at 2nd after watching his hit off the wall from home plate for about 8 seconds before starting to run.

also, there's a fan at the game with a #95 chad noble jersey...i have no idea why...

I hope Joe reams him out for that.  As much as Contreras has been hurting the team with his offense and defense lately, he needs to bust it out of the box every time.  Inexcusable. 

Agreed.  Even if he hit the ball 500 ft off the center field scoreboard, when you are playing like crap and effectively benched, you don’t stand there admiring your beauty work.  He needs to get his head on straight.

Not going to defend the lapse in hustle, but we're still talking about a guy who is 4th in baseball in WAR for catcher,  .2 away from second.  Willson hitting a double is pretty low on my list of worries for the club...

"we haven't seen any wildly stupid baserunning in a while." - cubs fans

"hold my beer.  i got you, fam." - daniel murphy

cubs lose, brews play tonight for those that still care.

If the Cubs play .500 ball the rest of the season (which they've been doing since Aug 1st), the Cards have to go like 13-1 to tie them.

Magic # to clinch a WC spot is 8, pending the STL game tonight.

Greinke pitched today, Corbin on Monday vs Hendricks.

Montgomery vs tbd on Tues.

Ray vs Hamels on Wed.

Thursday - NO GAME

schwarber will not travel with the team to ARZ...hopes to rejoin the action friday+ vs wsox.

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  • crunch 5 hours 14 min ago (view)

    "MLB will hold its first-ever pre-draft combine from June 20-28 in Cary, North Carolina.

    The combine will take place at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, with top draft-eligible college and high school players invited. As part of the combine, the top-88 prep players will take part in a tournament through June 26th consisting of eight games."


  • crunch 6 hours 38 min ago (view)

    cactus league officials are requesting MLB delay spring training because of elevated COVID cases + deaths.

    their summer peak was 70-80 deaths a week and they're currently at 140-160 deaths a week.

    things should be trending down now that most of people that wanted to kill relatives in order to have turkey dinners in NOV/DEC seems to have peaked.


  • Hagsag 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    $$$$ for trump's defense fund.


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

    But they got $600 a few months back. Each! That was an unexpected windfall.

    Can't wait to see us acquire a 17 year old, 16 year old, 11 year old (all in the 15-30 range of Blue Jays prospects) and one of the shitty Jays surplus OFs. Randal Grichuk jerseys will be the new hot item among Cubs fans.


  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    things are a little tight, we have to be patient with the ricketts family finances.

    when TD Ameritrade was fully/completely sold in october they expected to get 26 billion dollars of value on the transaction, but it only got 22 billion dollars.  the massive slew of millions that didn't fully come to realization on the ricketts side of that sale stings.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    Trade Hendricks? Cant be true. We're "going to be competitive this year."

    Sell the team, Ricketts family.


  • crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    "Scott Mitchell of TSN reports that the Blue Jays have discussed a potential trade with the Cubs involving Kris Bryant and Kyle Hendricks.

    Mitchell was responding to a question on Twitter asking whether there was any truth to the rumor that the Jays had talked with the Cubs about a deal for both players, and he answered in the affirmative."

    this timeline sucks.


  • bradsbeard 2 days 9 hours ago (view)

    International Scouting Director Louie Eljaua was just on The Score and he mentioned that COVID is causing issues with completing physicals and officially signing guys, but he said they have 24 guys unufficially signed right now.


  • KingKongvsGodzilla 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    These guys are a year apart in age and Miller's easily had the stronger career to date. While I'm not big on Miller, much prefer his more standard injury (TJ) than whatever it is that sapped Foltynewicz's velocity. Folty without velocity just isn't interesting and is likely a much bigger injury risk


  • Cubster 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    from an article by Jordan Bastian...excerpt on Cubs free agent starting pitching options:

    "Still, the Cubs need some more experienced Major League innings.

    Given the way the offseason has played out for the North Siders, free-agent possibilities could include Chris Archer. Archer missed all of 2020 due to thoracic outlet syndrome, but he hopes to be ready to go by Spring Training. Free agents Mike Foltynewicz, Carlos Rodón, Rick Porcello and Trevor Williams are coming off forgettable '20 seasons but might benefit from the Cubs' analytics team.


  • Charlie 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    At this rate, they will need 11 starters in 2021 but like 6 of them will be more or less Alec Mills. The defense will get plenty of practice, at least.


  • crunch 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    i wouldn't be surprised to see jake arrieta come on board since no one else seems to want him and he'll probably have to take a 1yr deal...


  • crunch 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    cubs get their backup catcher...hopefully not their main catcher...

    austin romine 1yr/1.5m


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    Look no further than Shelby Miller!


  • crunch 3 days 9 hours ago (view)

    hank aaron has died.  passed away in his sleep.

    we've lost a lot of HOF'rs and other notables in the past many months.


  • Hagsag 3 days 14 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs are now the "Little Sisters of the Poor".