Cubs @ Brewers: Hendricks vs Suter (Game 154)

CHC (86-67): RHP Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.22)  
MIL (81-73): LHP Brent Suter (3-2, 3.41) 
First pitch: 12:05pmCST

Hendricks gave up 1 ER in 7.2 innings and beat the Cardinals on Saturday. He’s 1-1 with a 4.91 in four starts against the Brewers this season. Overall, they are 26-131 (.198) against him. Shaw is 3-10 with 2 HR.

Suter, a Chicago native (read: probably a Cubs fan) and Harvard alum (definitely not a White Sox fan), went five scoreless to win in Pittsburgh on Monday. He’s 1-0 with a 4.32, in three games against the Cubs in 2017. For their careers, the Cubs are 10-34 (.294) against him. Almora is 2-4.

Quintana (10-11) and Anderson (11-3) close out the series tomorrow and put the Brewers on hug watch at 1:10pmCST.

Go Cubs! 


Brewer what ifs? Well you can also look at it the other way: the Cubs also left 17 guys on in two days. So, IF you're going there, what IF the Cubs had come through in those spots? Might not have been as close.

The biggest what if on either side has to do with the week after the All-star Break when the standings flipped.

It was not too long ago that the Cubs were always on the wrong side of these what ifs. Glad things have changed.

"and Harvard alum (definitely not a White Sox fan)" lulz.

i love the 10th inning.

...up until now.

my god. can't get lucky all the time, but ow.

Time for a day off for Davis--offense needs to give the pen a decent lead tomorrow. All the pressure is still on the Brewers.

Its like a cruel bizzaro version of The Sandberg Game.

Hate to do it, but you've got to give credit to the Brewers -- Cubs had 'em twice, basically eliminating them from the division race, with their "perfect" closer on the mound, and they came back twice. Crap.

Best regular season series that I can remember with the Cubs.

Who is the last Cubs pitcher to have TWO blown saves in the same game? Anybody?

Don't know, but I'll hazard a couple of guesses: Mel Rojas? Antonio Alfonseca?

Davis only blew one save today. The 10th inning wasn't a save chance.

That was a joke. Serious Tim.

I will go out on a limb and say tomorrow will not be a close game...meaning for either team.

How could it be close for one team but not the other?

Well at least the Pirates have gotten off to a great start and have the Cards down 8-2 in the 3rd inning. Could see the magic number go down another spot even with a Cubs loss today. Can't really fault Davis either. He's been used a lot lately, and hopefully he bounces back and is successful in all his following save opportunities for another month.

The downside to winning 9 of 10 games, many them close...your bullpen is completely used up. I wasn't crazy about Davis going back out for the 10th, but I don't know if Joe really had any other choices -- Edwards, Rondon , Duensing and Monty were not available, and he had already used Strop and Wilson (by the way -- nice job, Justin!). Not sure of Grimm's status, either. So it was either a clearly fatigued Davis, or somebody with virtually no MLB experience. Seemed like a reasonable gamble -- full credit to the Brewers, coming back after 3 straight brutal losses to win a game like that. Very impressive.

Magic number 4, on track to clinch with two wins in St. Louis. So nice.

Rockies lose, also, which is kind of nice -- Cubs 4 better in the L column vs. them.

I am hoping for the clincher in good old St. Louis.

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  • crunch 1 hour 37 min ago (view)

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


  • crunch 2 hours 58 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 4 hours 19 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 22 hours 34 min ago (view)

    at least...


  • Charlie 23 hours 29 min ago (view)

    Lester pitched 35 innings today.


  • crunch 1 day 2 hours 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 4 hours ago (view)

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


  • crunch 1 day 4 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.