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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  • Arizona Phil 54 min 26 sec ago (view)

    And if Bryant does win the Service Time grievance his value in a trade this coming off-season will be diminished, because one year of club control until he becomes a free-agent versus two years of control is a significant difference. 


  • Arizona Phil 1 hour 11 min ago (view)

    Q-MAN: It actually wouldn't surprise me if Bryant wins the grievance. 


  • Cubster 2 hours 11 min ago (view)

    ...and our Manager can dance!


  • QuietMan 3 hours 31 min ago (view)

    Still cant get the images of that SNL skit out of my mind.


  • Cubster 5 hours 49 min ago (view)

    This is really sad. A fatal pulmonary embolism is quite rare, older data had about 0.019% incidence (range 0-0.6%, for total knees). DVT without prophylaxis is higher and most people are getting prophylaxis (blood thinners) postop. DVT (leg clots) is a nuisance but not life threatening (unless the clot goes to the lungs). Patients with a history of DVT are at greater risk and there are other risk factors.


  • Cubster 6 hours 7 min ago (view)

    Kaplan also tweets Ross is the new manager and they are working on contract. Tweet reported in mlbtr too.

    "Cubs made their decision late yesterday afternoon and the other candidates have been informed they are indeed out. David Ross is the choice."


  • QuietMan 6 hours 12 min ago (view)

    The Kris Bryant service time grievance is finally being heard by an arbitrator this week according to Kaplan.


  • crunch 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    j.girardi did a 2nd interview with PHI on Monday and he's supposedly the favorite for the job.


  • bradsbeard 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    The draft over the ASB and the trade deadline pushed back until August 15th or so would make sense. Otherwise, I don't know how scouting departments are going to handle the draft lead up and the trade deadline running almost simultaneously.  


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    One other thing about MLB player development that is very different from NFL, NBA, and NHL player development is that most MLB clubs have upwards of 300 minor league players under contract (not including players on their MLB 40-man roster, the Cubs presently have 301 minor leaguers under contract on nine minor league affiliates).


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    JUST SAYIN: MLB is the only one of the four major North American professional sports that holds its draft and signs its draft picks during the season.


  • crunch 2 days 7 hours ago (view)

    umpire eric cooper has died...complications from knee surgery (blood clot)...52 years old


  • crunch 2 days 18 hours ago (view)

    "MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports former player David Ross and Astros bench coach Joe Espada "appear to be the frontrunners" for the Cubs' managerial opening."

    espada's had 2 interviews.  for a guy who's actively at his "other job," having a 2nd interview seems like both sides want to make this work.  SF and PIT are also supposedly interested in espada.


  • JustSayin' 2 days 20 hours ago (view)

     That's a fair description of the benefits of the plan but If I have to choose between "better way" and "owners' greed," I pick the latter.  MLB wants better MiLB facilities, on average, without paying a cent.  They want to deal with the social and legal pressure they are getting for not even paying minor league players minimum wage per real hour worked by having less players.  In addition, the draft is to be moved to late August, so every draftee would lose compensation for the stub year in which they are drafted.  For this reason, I'm not sure your point about col


  • Hagsag 2 days 20 hours ago (view)

    Thanks Mr. Phil.


  • Arizona Phil 2 days 21 hours ago (view)

    HAGSAG: Besides reducing the costs that are associated with operating a minor league club, reducing the number of minor league affiliates would allow MLB organizations to increase the salaries of their remainng minor league players (who would be the organization's most-legit prospects) without having to increase the organization's aggregate minor league payroll.