Dodgers @ Cubs: Maeda vs Lester (Game 167; NLCS Game 1)
Cubs 8, Dodgers 4
W: Chapman (1-0); L: Blanton (0-1)
Cubs lead series: 1-0
LAD (0-0): RHP Kenta Maeda (0-1, 12.00)
CHC (0-0): LHP Jon Lester (1-0, 0.00)
First pitch: 7:00pmCST
Lester went 8 scoreless to beat the Giants in Game One of the NLDS on Friday. He struck out 5 and walked none. The Dodgers are 20-115 (.174) against him. Ethier is 2-4 with a couple RBIs.
Maeda gave up 4 ER in 3 innings to lose Game Three of the NLDS against the Nationals. He finished the year strong, going 3-2 with a 2.73 in September. He went 9-6 with a 3.74 on the road this year and none of the Cubs have faced him.
The Cubs won the season series against the Dodgers, 4-3. That’ll work.
Hendricks versus Kershaw, the new Dodgers closer, tomorrow at 7pmCST.
Eric S 6 hours 10 min ago (view)
Unfortunately, Kimbrel in Cub mid season form as well, giving up a two out, two run oppo homer to Willson.
Kimbrel Cub stats which I tried to bury but were dug up again: gave up a career high 9 home runs in only 20 2/3 inning, averaged a career high 9.1 hits allowed per 9 innings and served up a 6.53 ERA for his troubles. And no full spring training build up period again. Still hopeful he's got something left in the tank this year and next but man, he's got my full attention going into the season
BobbyD 6 hours 35 min ago (view)
Hmm. Never thought about it that way. Maybe it is a very stable genius?
crunch 9 hours 15 min ago (view)
maybe he's hoping it'll be bad enough to flip the population odometer over to 0 after humanity is wiped from the planet. let's give him more time to see if he's right before we get too down on him.
crunch 9 hours 18 min ago (view)
"Shohei Ohtani threw just 15 of his 50 pitches for strikes in an intrasquad game Tuesday. Trent Rush had him at eight walks, a hit by pitch and six wild pitches before he was shut down for a day. "
crunch 9 hours 19 min ago (view)
anthony rizzo is in mid-season form.
he sat out today with lower back tightness.
BobbyD 10 hours 43 min ago (view)
Well, back in February (I think; that was about 17 years ago now), our diaper staining commander in his own mind declared we had 15 cases in the U.S. and that would quickly go to zero. 130k dead and rapidly rising now 4 months later I still have brain dead neighbors in SoCal saying if Biden gets elected we're screwed. I wonder what they think screwed looks like.
crunch 17 hours 37 min ago (view)
cubs taking full advantage of that "night games deal" with the wrigleyville neighborhood...almost all the home games will be night games.
8 home day games, 6 on the weekend.
crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
deleted that link. it was a republished-to-feed article, not a new one, so it's not very useful.
cubbies.4ever 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
Is Cubs 3rd draft pick Jordan Nwogu not going to sign? Most teams are done signing. Since the Cubs have the other 4 signed there's not a question of negotiations. I thought Little (using his viral video of 105 mph as leverage) or Moreno being a promising HS SP would be the tough ones.
Jackstraw 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
Apparently being run by the same guy who put Quintana in charge of washing dishes.
Cubster 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
Joey Gallo tests Positive.
Cubster 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
4-29-20: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told "FOX & Friends" Wednesday morning that he expects to see life go "back to normal" in the U.S. by June and "the hope is that by July the country’s really rocking again."
Well, that prediction has held up especially well in FL, TX, AZ and CA
George Altman 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
I'm beginning to think maybe this guy doesn't have a good grasp on being President.
crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
"Angels summer camp workouts are optional on Monday due to COVID-19 testing delays.
The testers simply failed to show up to Angels camp on Sunday, and there were also apparently some shipping issues with samples during the July 4 holiday weekend. The Astros, Nationals, and Cardinals have outright canceled their Monday workouts because of delays within MLB's testing protocol."
neat. this is going just great.
but hey, i'm sure a month from now we'll be done with all this crazy virus stuff going on...as players consider multi-game road trips through FL/TX/AZ/CA.
Arizona Phil 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
With players dropping like flies and others opting-out, methinks the MLB season could resemble the last three innings of a Cactus League Spring Training game.