Cardinals @ Cubs: Wainwright vs Hendricks (Game 160)

STL (87-72): RHP Adam Wainwright (2-3, 4.08)
CHC (93-66): RHP Kyle Hendricks (13-11, 3.49)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST

Hendricks gave up 1 ER in 7.2 innings and won on the Southside on Sunday. He's 2-0 with a 4.08 in three games against the Cards this season. Overall, they are 41-168 (.244) against him. Ozuna is 7-19 with 2 HR.

Wainwright, who'll be making his eighth start of the season thanks to a funky elbow, had a no-decision against the Giants his last time out (6.1 IP, 4 ER). He went five scoreless innings and beat the Cubs at Wrigley on April 17. For their careers, the Cubs are 42-172 (.244) against him. Murphy is 8-20.

Hamels and Mikolas tomorrow at 12:05pmCST on Fox.

Going into the final weekend, the Cubs have a one game-lead over the Brewers, who are playing the Tigers at home. Let the best team win, especially if it's the Cubs.

Go Cubs!

Comments

a.russell’s ex-wife will cooperate with investigators 

might be missing him for a while next year

Hopefully missing him forever. 

Agreed.

Me too.

I'm cool with Baez at SS and 1 more year of Zo/Bote splitting 2B.

as an aside, bote's D at 2nd/3rd/OF is one hell of a perk aside from his bat.

looking forward to him being around as a starter, bench guy, and late-inning D+bat replacement.

Yea! Comments work again!

Boo! Cards are winning and Brewers are basically assured of winning their next two games against the hapless Tigers

Norris for DET has some real talent, and that TBD guy I see listed for MIL tomorrow is always a roll of the dice.  And they're in MIL for it?  Bleh.

TBD, PTBNL, and Cash Considerations are great ballplayers who have enjoyed decades of MLB service.

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  • Charlie 3 hours 19 min ago (view)

    Lol at Nico getting nominated for riding the bench a lot.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 17 min ago (view)

    RF Jason Heyward, SS Javier Baez, 2B Nico Hoerner, 1B Anthony Rizzo, C Willson Contreras, and Ps Kyle Hendricks and Alec Mills gold glove finalists

     

  • bradsbeard 9 hours 13 min ago (view)

    Thank you, sir! Sounds like a nice get for the Cubs, and a good project for (what's left of) the new development infrastructure. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 10 hours 2 min ago (view)

    There have been some holes in the AZIL east-side schedule, with one team canceling games last week (although they are back playing this week) and another canceling game this week due to CoViD-19 issue, so the other teams (like the Cubs) are making up some of the "lost" games with intrasquad and in-house "sim" games. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 10 hours 57 min ago (view)

    BRADSBEARD: From what I have seen of Jacob Wetzel so far (BP, fielding practice, base-running drills, sim games, AZIL games, and yesterday's intasquad game), I would say he looks like a football running back playing baseball in that he has a high motor and plays with a bit of an edge.

    He has a thick body but he also has plus speed (very much like a football running back in that respect), he runs the bases aggressively, makes hard contact, has HR power, a decent arm, maybe can use some work in the outfield as far as tracking balls. 

     

  • bradsbeard 1 day 19 min ago (view)

    Phil, curious if you've seen enough of Jacob Wetzel to offer an initial scouting report. Just from watching some prep video he looked pretty strong and fairly athletic (HS football player and all). Impressive numbers albeit in community college, but he was a division 1 recruit before that so he's pretty intriguing to me. 

     

  • KingKongvsGodzilla 2 days 22 hours ago (view)

    AZPhil, thank you for these updates! It's a nice little pick me up during this dumb year. If you have anything to say on Yohendrick Pinango, Joel Machado, Rafael Morel, or Richard Gallardo, I would love to hear it! Thanks again!

     

  • crunch 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    jim hickey new nats pitching coach.

     

  • bradsbeard 4 days 2 hours ago (view)

    Several non-prospects ate up spots as well. Ultimately wish they had given a few more Rivas types a shot there. 

     

  • tim815 4 days 3 hours ago (view)

    Only 60 spots in SB. Others benefited more from the time.

     

  • crunch 4 days 6 hours ago (view)

    not phil, but i think everyone is holding off on his potential ceiling until he gains enough weight to not look like someone you want to buy a sandwich every time you see him.

    big upside if his skills can strengthen as he builds his body.

    too early for a solid comp, but i wouldn't feel uncomfortable throwing ian happ's name around (bit better arm than happ, though).

     

  • bradsbeard 4 days 7 hours ago (view)

    Me too. Thought it was weird he wasn't in South Bend at all. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 4 days 12 hours ago (view)

    I am very, very intrigued by Rivas. If the DH is unfortunately here to stay, he's a prime candidate for that and give Rizzo a day off 1B here and there. If no DH, hopefully he is a passable OF. Big believer in his hitting ability

     

  • Hagsag 4 days 15 hours ago (view)

    Phil, do you think Chris Morel is the real deal?

     

  • tim815 5 days 4 hours ago (view)

    http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?cid=609&sid=milb

    Blue and Red DSL instructs rosters. No Brayan Altuve.

    http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?cid=2270&sid=...

     

  • crunch 5 days 7 hours ago (view)

    yup, they're gonna try.  starts in about a month.