Archive - 2017

September 24th

Cubs @ Brewers: Quintana vs Anderson (Game 155)

CHC (86-68): LHP José Quintana (10-11, 4,27) 
MIL (82-73): RHP Chase Anderson (11-3, 2.74)
First pitch: 12:05pmCST

Quintana had a no-decision against St. Louis on Sunday, giving up 3 ER in 5.2 innings. He lost in Milwaukee in July (6 IP, 2 ER, 6 K, 3 BB). Overall, the Brewers are 12-56 (.214) against him. Villar is 3-6.

September 23rd

Cubs @ Brewers: Hendricks vs Suter (Game 154)

CHC (86-67): RHP Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.22)  
MIL (81-73): LHP Brent Suter (3-2, 3.41) 
First pitch: 12:05pmCST

Hendricks gave up 1 ER in 7.2 innings and beat the Cardinals on Saturday. He’s 1-1 with a 4.91 in four starts against the Brewers this season. Overall, they are 26-131 (.198) against him. Shaw is 3-10 with 2 HR.

September 22nd

Cubs @ Brewers: Lackey vs Woodruff (Game 153)

CHC (85-67): RHP John Lackey (11-11, 4.62) 
MIL (81-72): RHP Brandon Woodruff (2-2, 3.28) 
First pitch: 6:30pmCST

Wow. Wow!

That was easily the best and most significant win of the season. It’s the kind of game that makes you think the Cubs might actually play more than four games in October. 

September 21st

Cubs @ Brewers: Arrieta vs Davies (Game 152)

CHC (84-67): RHP Jake Arrieta (14-9, 3.48)  
MIL (81-71): RHP Zach Davies (17-9, 3.89) 
First pitch: 7:10pmCST

Don’t say revenge. 

The Cubs could have stepped on the neck of the Brewers last week at Wrigley, but opted to get swept instead. Now the magic number to clinch the division is 8. I have no problem with having that happen on Sunday.

September 20th

Cubs @ Rays: Lester vs Snell (Game 151)

CHC (84-66): LHP Jon Lester (11-7, 4.30) 
TB (73-78): LHP Blake Snell (3-6, 4.25)       
First pitch: 6:10pmCST

Lester won his third start in a row on Thursday against the Mets (6 IP, 2 ER, 5 K, 4 BB). He’s 5-4 with a 4.04 on the road this season. Overall, these Rays are  35-136 (.257) against him. Bourjos is 7-17 with a HR.

September 19th

Cubs @ Rays: Montgomery vs Archer (Game 150)

CHC (83-66): LHP Mike Montgomery (6-8, 3.57)
TB (73-77): RHP Chris Archer (9-10, 4.06)       
First pitch: 6:10pmCST

Montgomery pitched two innings in relief of Tseng and ended up with the win against the Mets on Thursday. Overall, the Rays are 2-18 (.111) against him. Dickerson and Plouffe have the hits.

September 18th

2017 Cubs AZ Instructs Underway

77 Cubs minor leaguers have reported or will soon be reporting to the Cubs Under Armour Performance Center at Mesa Riverview Park.  

70 of the players have been assigned to Cubs AZ Instructs, and seven have been assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.

There will be no "Advanced Instructs" this year. (The Cubs and Angels fielded a "co-op" team in AZ Advanced Instructs the previous two seasons), so there are no games scheduled against other organizations. There are also no intrasquad games planned as of now (only instructional/situational "sim" games)..