2019 Gameday Thread

Cubs vs. Pirates: Darvish vs. Lyles (Game 11)

CHC (3-7): RHP Yu Dravish (0-1)
PIT (5-4): RHP Jordan Lyles (0-0)
First pitch 7:05pmCDT

Yu Darvish will take the mound for his third start with only 6.2 IP under his belt. After showing good stuff in Spring Training, Darvish has looked very rusty in the regular season.

Cubs vs. Pirates: Lester vs. Taillon (Game 10)

CHC (2-7): Jon Lester (1-0)

PIT (5-3): Jameson Taillon (0-1)

First pitch 1:20pmCDT

The Cubs arrive at Wrigley with a 2-7 record, the second best team OPS in the NL, and a bunch of journeyman relievers duct taped into the shape of a MLB bullpen.

Cubs @ Brewers: Hamels vs. Burnes (Game 8)

CHC (1-6): LHP Cole Hamels (0-0)
MIL (7-1): RHP Corbin Burnes (0-0)
First pitch 6:10pmCDT

Hamels and the Cubs will try to end a 6-game skid and take a nibble out of the Brewer's division lead. That will probably require length from the veteran lefty.

Struggling relievers Carl Edwards Jr. and Mike Mongtomery head to , respectively, and Allen Webster and Kyle Ryan come up to fill the gap. Normally, replacing two mainstays with minor league veterans would not be cause for hope. But any change is welcome at this point. ( called the Montgomery injury.)

Cubs @ Brewers: Quintana vs. Woodruff (Game 7)

CHC (1-5): LHP Jose Qunitana (0-0)
MIL (6-1): RHP Brandon Woodruff (1-0)
First pitch 7:10pmCDT

Last night, the Cubs lost their fifth game in a row, matching their longest losing streak of the on only the 6th game of the season. This series against the division-leading Brewers would be a great time to turn things around.

Cubs @ Atlanta: Darvish vs. Fried (Game 6)

CHC (1-4): RHP Yu Darvish (0-1)

ATL (2-3): LHP Max Fried (0-0)

First pitch 6:20pmCST

 

The first two games of my tenure as gameday poster haven't . So, in lieu of writing the post myself, I forced a bot to watch what has felt like 1000 hours of Cubs baseball and had it script out a game. Here's a sample:

Cubs @ Atlanta: Lester vs. Teheran (Game 5)

CHC (1-3): LHP Jon Lester
ATL (1-3): RHP Julio Teheran 
First pitch: 6:20pmCST 

We are only four games into the season. Yet, three painful losses in a row have emphasized some questions about the team: Who will step up in the bullpen? How much of the starting rotation is on the decline? Why do I even watch baseball?

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