Archive - 2017

October 18th

October 17th

Dodgers @ Cubs: Darvish vs Hendricks (NLCS Game 3)

LAD (2-0): RHP Yu Darvish
CHC (0-2): RHP Kyle Hendricks
First pitch: 8:00pmCST (TBS)

Thankfully, we’re back at Wrigley. Hendricks went 3-2 with a 2.83 at home this year. He missed the Dodgers, but he went 1-1 with a 0.71 ERA against them in the NLCS last year. Overall they are 7-37 (.189) against him. Turner is 2-7 with a HR.

October 15th

October 14th

Cubs @ Dodgers: Quintana vs Kershaw (NLCS Game 1)

CHC (0-0): LHP José Quintana 
LAD (0-0): LHP Clayton Kershaw 
First pitch: 7:08pmCST (TBS)

The Cubs head back to the NLCS for the third year in a row (!?), this time as the underdogs. There are a lot of reasons not to be optimistic, mostly having to do with a bullpen that seems to think that throwing strikes can cause cancer.

There’s also a lot of evidence to suggest that the Cubs are a very good baseball team and a bunch of drama queens, who pull it together only when they have to. 

October 12th

2017 MLB Post-Season Roster Eligibility & Draft-Excluded Player Rules

Roster moves made by MLB clubs in August are sometimes made with an eye toward post-season roster eligibility and off-season roster flexibility. 

With that in mind, here are the 2017 MLB post-season roster eligibility and Draft-Excluded player rules: 

Cubs @ Nationals: Hendricks vs ? (NLDS Game 5)

CHC (2-2): RHP Kyle Hendricks (1-0, 0.00) 
WAS (2-2): ?HP (?-?, ?)
First pitch: 7:00pmCST (TBS)

Lester picked off a baserunner, but other than that, Game Four was a steaming pile of shit. Now the Cubs are facing elimination and on the road—against a phantom pitcher. 

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