Cubs @ Phillies: Series Thread (Games 44-46)

The Cubs' offense tallied seven walks and thirteen hits, but pushed across one too few runs to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Astros. They fly into Philly with a record of 19-24. Nico Hoerner is expected to return to the active roster this weekend, and Cody Bellinger remains listed day-to-day after injuring his knee following a leaping catch at the wall in Houston. The 20-23 Phillies are coming off four losses in a row and have sunk to fourth in the NL East. See below for matchups.

Game 44, Friday, May 19, 6:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (2-4, 3.24 ERA)

D'backs Black rallies to tie Cubs at Riverview

Geuri Lubo slugged a two-run HR, Jefferson Rojas and Anderson Suriel each drilled two-run doubles, Cole Roederer doubled and singled and scored two runs, and SP Mason McGwire tossed three innings of one-hit shutout ball for the Cubs, and Franyel Baez clubbed a two-run HR, Juan Aparicio smacked a two-run double, and Luis Rubio laced a two-run single for the Diamondbacks Black squad, as the two teams played to an 11-11 tie in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.   

Rojas Brings the Thunder and Palencia Brings the Heat to Salt River Fields

Jefferson Rojas slugged a solo HR in the top of the 1st, singled, stole two bases, and scored a run in the 5th, singled in the 7th, and blasted a two-run HR in the 8th, Christopher Paciolla singled, reached base on an HBP, and drilled a two-run double in the 8th, and Jairo Diaz singled twice, walked, and scored two runs, as the Cubs outlasted the Diamondbacks Red Squad 11-8 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale, AZ.

Cubs @ Astros: Series Thread (Games 41-43)

After taking the series opener, the Cubs lost two blowouts to the Minnesota Twins. They'll try their luck in Houston next, arriving in Texas with a 19-21 record opposing the 21-19 Houston Astros. See below for matchups.

Game 41, Monday, May 15, 7:10 pm central 

CHC: RHP Jameson Taillon (0-2, 6.41 ERA)

HOU: RHP Framber Valdez (3-4, 2.38 ERA)

Game 42, Tuesday, May 16, 7:10 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (6-0, 1.82 ERA)

HOU: RHP Cristian Javier (3-1, 3.47 ERA)

Game 43, Wednesday, May 17, 7:10 pm central

Cubs Pitchers Too Wild & Cubs Bats Too Quiet at Fitch Park

Angel Arevalo reached base four times (a double and three walks), stole a base, and scored two runs, Luis Freitez singled twice, scored a run, and drove-in another, and Derek Chorro hurled four innings of no run / no hit ball in relief, as the Athletics took advantage of nine walks, a HBP, and four WP to edge the Cubs 4-3 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Saturday morning at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ. 

Yeison Santana Hits Just Like Evil Ways at Talking Stick

Yeison Santana drilled an RBI single in the 3rd inning that put the Cubs on the board and a bases-loaded bases-clearing triple in the 7th that turned a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead, stole a base, and scored a run, Raino Coran belted a triple, walked twice, stole a base, and scored two runs, and Christian Olivo doubled and scored in the 7th and laced an RBI single and stole base in the 9th, leading the Cubs to a 7-5 victory over the Rockies in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Friday morning on Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale, AZ. 

Cubs @ Twins: Series Thread (Games 38-40)

The Cubs took the final game of their homestand to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Cardinals. They enter the road trip 18-19 and holding at third in the NL Central. The Pirates are one for their last ten and the Brewers are two for their last ten, but they maintain first and second respectively as every NL Central team has a losing record over the same span. The Twins, on the other hand, sit atop a weak AL Central.

Adan Sanchez Leads Fast & Furious Cub Charge to Tie at Sloan Park

Adan Sanchez doubled and scored in the 5th and belted a three-run HR in the 6th, Ke'Shun Collier drilled a two-run single in the 5th that put the Cubs up 4-3, and Geuri Lubo laced a game-tying single in the 6th, as the Cubs rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the 5th and then an 8-4 deficit in the 6th to tie the Diamondbacks Red squad 8-8 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Thursday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ. 

Lubo Long-Ball Highlights Four-Run Third at Sloan Park

Ed Howard tripled and scored in the 1st inning, collected an RBI on a fielder's choice and scored a run in the 3rd, and reached base on an error and scored in the 7th, Jefferson Rojas blooped an RBI single into short RF, stole a base, and scored a run in the 1st and walked and scored in the 3rd, Ismael Mena belted a triple into the RF corner leading off the bottom of the 3rd and scored a run, Geuri Lubo blasted a three-run HR onto the LF berm to cap a four-run 3rd, and five pitchers combined on a five-hitter with twelve strikeouts, as the Cubs defeated the Athletics 8-1 in a Cactus League E

Diamondbacks Red Bats Too Much for Cubs at Talking Stick

SP Erick Reynoso tossed three innings of shutout ball, Junior Franco singled twice, scored two runs, and drove-in two more, Ruben Santana (Diamondbacks #17 prospect) drilled an RBI single in the 4th and walked and scored in the 6th, and shortstop Cristofer Torin (Diamondbacks #16 prospect) singled, stole a base, and scored a run in the 1st, belted an RBI triple and scored in the 5th, and made a highlight reel backhanded catch in short LF to end the game, as the Diamondbacks Red squad cruised past the Cubs 7-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday morning on Whirlwind

Cubs MLB Roster

Cubs Organizational Depth Chart
40-Man Roster Info

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus three are on the 60-DAY IL

26 players are on the MLB ACTIVE LIST, plus three are on the 15-DAY IL, one is on the 10-DAY IL, and ten are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors  

Last updated 6-3-2023
* bats or throws left
# bats both

Adbert Alzolay
Javier Assad
Jeremiah Estrada
Michael Fulmer
Kyle Hendricks
* Brandon Hughes
Mark Leiter Jr 
Julian Merryweather
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele 
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon 
Hayden Wesneski

Miguel Amaya
* Tucker Barnhart 
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni 
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
* Edwin Rios 
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

# Ian Happ
Trey Mancini 
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

Keven Alcantara, OF 
Ben Brown, P 
Alexander Canario, OF 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Ryan Jensen, P 
Caleb Kilian, P  
Nick Madrigal, INF 
Michael Rucker, P 
Keegan Thompson, P 
Nelson Velazquez, OF

10-DAY IL: 1 
* Cody Bellinger, OF 

15-DAY IL: 2 
Brad Boxberger, P 
Nick Burdi, P  
* Justin Steele, P 

60-DAY IL: 3 
Codi Heuer, P 
Ethan Roberts, P
Adrian Sampson, P 


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents


Recent comments

  • KingKongvsGodzilla 06/05/2023 - 06:21 pm (view)

    Thanks as always, AZPhil. Here’s to a loud summer from these guys! 

  • crunch 06/05/2023 - 06:13 pm (view)

    ive never seen hendricks have less fun on the mound, even in games where he's done worse.

  • Finwe Noldaran 06/05/2023 - 06:55 pm (view)

    Good call on both there! Which ump is it?

  • Finwe Noldaran 06/05/2023 - 06:54 pm (view)

    Case in point on the error right there, can't really see Morel doing worse than that.......

  • crunch 06/05/2023 - 06:43 pm (view)

    1.1 innings.  hope you got your bets in early.

  • Finwe Noldaran 06/05/2023 - 06:31 pm (view)

    Why can't Morel play 3B instead of Wisdom?

  • First.Pitch.120 06/05/2023 - 06:26 pm (view)

    Hendricks better hammer the outside edge & see what calls he gets. 

    Also want to see YG’s PAs… being DH is the perfect role to express displeasure. 

  • First.Pitch.120 06/05/2023 - 06:22 pm (view)

    Buckle in for a long night… it’s the Ump Show!

    Over/Under on Ross getting tossed?  

  • Finwe Noldaran 06/05/2023 - 06:13 pm (view)

    For your 2nd point:

    A 2025 lineup before free agents would consist of 13 players from this group:

    CF PCA/Alcantara 

    RF Suzuki/Velazquez/Davis

    LF Happ/Cassie/Perlaza/Roederer 

    2B Hoerner/Murray Jr./Strumpf 

    3B Morel/Slaughter/Vazquez 

    SS Swanson  

    1B Mervis/Murray Jr./McGeary 

    C Amaya/Aliendo

    (Hoerner, Swanson, Happ, and Suzuki would likely only move to another position than where they are currently if somehow a better option was available defensively)

  • Finwe Noldaran 06/05/2023 - 06:43 pm (view)

    I'm all aboard the Ohtani train as a free agent. 

    For right now, it IS Jed's fault that Dross only has what he has to field a lineup; but not playing these young guys everyday is just sheer ignorance, and totally on Dross, unless he's being given explicit instructions to not play the young guys, which I find highly improbable. Morel, Amaya, and Mervis should play all games but maybe once a week, if only to see what they have; look at Morel last game, he walked twice, prayerfully that's him adjusting. Mervis can't adjust if he's not playing. Barnhart should be there as a mascot, same with Rios, Mancini, and Mastrobuoni; the players with potential upside (Mervis, Amaya, Morel) need to play against both right and left handed SP's. I could go on, but then I'd digress.......