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)
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:
2B Hoerner/Murray Jr./Strumpf
1B Mervis/Murray Jr./McGeary
(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.......