Archive - 2017

September 29th

Reds @ Cubs: Stephenson vs Quintana (Game 160)

CIN (82-76): RHP Robert Stephenson (5-6, 4.86) 
CHC (90-69): LHP José Quintana (11-11, 4.06)    
First pitch: 1:20pmCST

Eliminating your historic rival from the post-season with your B-team the day after clinching the division: priceless.

After that dreadful weekend against the Brewers, the Cubs have gone 13-3, including last night’s knock-out of the rather-lifeless Cardinals. (Matheny looked concussed and/or constipated.) The Cubs are getting hot (read: shaking off their Series hangover) at exactly the right time.

September 28th

Cubs @ Cardinals: Hendricks vs Lynn (Game 159)

CHC (89-69): RHP Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.14)
STL (82-76): RHP Lance Lynn (11-8, 3.47)
First pitch: 6:15pmCST

Congratulations to the Cubs on their second straight division title and third consecutive trip to the post-season. If it hadn’t been for the previous 100+ years, we could get very used to this.

September 27th

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September 25th

Cubs @ Cardinals: Lester vs Weaver (Game 156)

CHC (87-68): LHP Jon Lester (11-8, 4.56) 
STL (81-74): RHP Luke Weaver (7-1, 2.05) 
First pitch: 7:15pmCST

Lester didn’t have it on Wednesday, giving up 7 ER in 4.1 innings in Tampa. He’s 1-1 with a 3.28 in his three starts against the Cards this season. Overall, they are 38-171 (.222) against him. Molina is 12-32 with a HR.