Cubs @ Brewers: Quintana vs Anderson (Game 155)

CHC (86-68): LHP José Quintana (10-11, 4,27) 
MIL (82-73): RHP Chase Anderson (11-3, 2.74)
First pitch: 12:05pmCST

Quintana had a no-decision against St. Louis on Sunday, giving up 3 ER in 5.2 innings. He lost in Milwaukee in July (6 IP, 2 ER, 6 K, 3 BB). Overall, the Brewers are 12-56 (.214) against him. Villar is 3-6.

Anderson won his third straight on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. He’s 3-0 with a 1.66 in September. In three starts against the Cubs in 2017, he’s 2-1 with a 5.14. For their careers, they are 22-98 (.224). Bryant is 4-12 with 3 HR, and Zobrist is 5-11 with a HR.

The Cubs next head to St. Louis (hopefully to clinch), starting tomorrow with Lester (11-8) and Weaver (7-1) at 7:15pmCST.

Go Cubs! 



When/how did the Brewers get all these good starting pitchers? Damn.

f'real...and one of the best ones is injured/out-for-year.

Since they hired Derek Johnson away from the Cubs. Or so it seems.

Once they committed to developing their own talent.

contreras hasn't been his old self with attempting to throw out runners since returning. hopefully he finds his skills sometime soon. he's not slow out of the crouch, but his accuracy has been spotty.

zobrist! 3 run lead in the 7th. #no10thinning

wow. Q getting to work the 8th after 103 pitches through 7ip. maddon put away the short hook today.

7 pitch 8th. brilliant outing.

Q hits for himself...looks like he's gonna get the 9th, too.

Three more years of this from Q? Yes please. He's looked fantastic lately. To think the White Sox had this guy, AND Chris Sale, wow.

I think it shows what a bad manager Ventura must be. With those 2 in the rotation, the Sox were lousy every year.

Now I know what a tall drink of water looks like in a Bear uniform. What a quarterback looks like, may have to wait till next year.

Q gets the cubs 2nd CG of the season (lester the other). 3 hit shutout. magic number is 2. neat.

Pretty fucking competent game of baseball right there.

This is the Q that is 100% worth giving up Jiminez and Cease for. Good to see him perform like this in a big game with a post season feel to it. Hopefully Arrieta continues to come back strong. I wouldn't mind a postseason rotation of Arrieta, Q, Hendricks, and then Lester.

Agreed. What a great day! Bears upset. Cubs take 3/4. I would not want to face this Cubs team right now in a series.

"....but if you try, sometimes, you just might get what you NEEEEED!" You were right, as always, Mick. My goodness -- could not have drawn it up any better. Day off for the whole bullpen, big hits by Bryant and Rizzo (and, yes, Zobrist...) and knocking the # down to 2. Very, very fun day, particularly after the rough ending yesterday. Bears somehow win with no passing game. Great job by the O Line, but that can't be a sustainable model. Also, Cooper with the stupidest play I have ever seen in the NFL. Truly unbelievable. And, how does one become "Cooper, Sr."? At what point do you add "Sr." to your name?

That was Rony Cedeno stupid and Ditka would have reemed him a new one on the field. I have seen some really stupid shit, but that made the top 10 for sure. I have seen that in a similar in college games, but in the pros that kind of stupid shit is more rare.

Just saw his post-game comments. Took no accountability, said "we got 3 points out of it" and said his teammates have his back. What a turd. Put his "look at me" showboating above the team. Get into the end zone, then showboat all you want. Fox should cut him to send a message. Idiot.

Fun Fact: Cubs have gained 11 games vs. the Brewers since the AS break.

The pitching performances in this series out were something to remember. Joe clearly let Quintana finish that game for Quintana's sake, but boy had he earned it. Hendricks and Arrieta were masterful as well, and the bullpen was pretty stellar aside from Davis's weary 9th and 10th in game 3. As fun as this tense series was (less tense for Cubs fans than Brewers fans, I'm sure), I'd like to see the Cubs win the first two in STL and then take a few victory laps in the final 5 games of the season.

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    And a few kegs of beer. Hamberders too.


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    declare the fans the MVPs and dedicate the series to everyone who has died in the history of humanity.

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