Archive - 2017

October 10th

Nationals @ Cubs: Roark vs Arrieta (NLDS Game 4)

WAS (1-2): RHP Tanner Roark (0-0, —)
CHC (2-1): RHP Jake Arrieta (0-0, —) 
First pitch: 3:00pmCST (TBS)

Arrieta left his last start early (Sept. 26 in St. Louis) with a strained hamstring. Let’s hope it holds up. He went 3 innings and gave up 3 runs and was tagged with the loss. 

He went 14-10 with a 3.53 for the season, including going 5-2 with a 2.90 at Wrigley. In 7 post-season starts, Arrieta has a 3.64 ERA. 

October 9th

Nationals @ Cubs: Scherzer vs Quintana (NLDS Game 3)

WAS (1-1): RHP Max Scherzer (0-0, —)
CHC (1-1): LHP José Quintana (0-0, —) 
First pitch: 3:08pmCST (TBS)

The Cubs have won Quintana’s last six starts. His last appearance was a no-decision against the Reds, in which he gave up 4 ER in 4.2 innings. He went 2-0 with a 2.51 in the final month of the season. This is his first post-season start.

October 7th

Cubs @ Nationals: Lester vs Gonzalez (NLDS Game 2)

CHC (1-0): LHP Jon Lester (0-0, —) 
WAS (0-1): LHP Gio Gonzalez (0-0, —)
First pitch: 4:38pmCST (TBS)

Of the eight post-season games, the Cubs are the only team to win on the road. Between that, the Dusty factor, and our 89mph secret weapon, there is reason for the Wrigley faithful to be optimistic.

October 6th

Cubs @ Nationals: Hendricks vs Strasburg (NLDS Game 1)

CHC (0-0): RHP Kyle Hendricks (0-0, —) 
WAS (0-0): RHP Stephen Strasburg (0-0, —)
First pitch: 6:31pmCST (TBS)

Hendricks had a no-decision in St. Louis in his final game of the season last Monday (5 IP, 0 ER, 9 K, 1 BB). He went 1-1 with  2.01 in the final month. He lost in DC on August 4, going 7 innings and giving up 3 ER. On the road this season, he’s 3-2 with a 2.83. Overall, the Nationals are 20-92 (.217) against him. Harper is 4-13 with a HR.

October 5th

D. J. Takes Koji Deep at Instructs

D. J. Wilson clubbed a home run off Koji Uehara leading off the game and Andruw Monasterio belted an RBI triple and a single and scored two runs, leading Team Banks to a 4-1 victory over Team Santo in AZ Instructional League intrasquad action Thursday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.

October 1st

Reds @ Cubs: McGuire vs Montgomery (Game 162)

CIN (82-78): RHP Deck McGuire (0-1, 4.15) 
CHC (92-69): LHP Mike Montgomery (7-8, 3.45) 
First pitch: 2:20pmCST

The Cubs pass that shify (and non-prime) 91 and Scherzer cramps up. It's never nice to be happy about injuries, but this one seems minor and could be well timed...

September 30th

Reds @ Cubs: Stephens vs Lester (Game 161)

CIN (82-77): RHP Jackson Stephens (2-0, 3.86) 
CHC (91-69): LHP Jon Lester (12-8, 4.46) 
First pitch: 3:05pmCST

Lester rebounded from whatever that was in Tampa Bay to beat the Cards on Monday, giving up 1 ER in 6 innings. In three 2017 starts, he’s 1-0 with a 10.13 against the Reds. Overall, they are 46-166 (.277) against him. Hamilton is 7-17 with 2 HR, and Suarez is 8-25 with 2 HR.

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