Archive - 2017

September 9th

Brewers @ Cubs: Anderson vs Montgomery (Game 142)

MIL (73-68): RHP Chase Anderson (8-3, 3.06)  
CHC (77-64): LHP Mike Montgomery (5-7, 3.38) 
First pitch: 3:05pmCST

Montgomery, who almost lost his rotation spot, is in for the gimpy Arrieta. Montgomery gave up 3 ER in 5 innings and lost to the Braves on Sunday. He’s 1-3 with an 8.74 in six appearances (one start) against the Brewers. Overall, they are 24-92 (.261) against him. Ryan* Braun* is 4-9 with a HR.*

September 8th

September 7th

Cubs @ Pirates: Lester vs Taillon (Game 140)

CHC (76-63): LHP Jon Lester (9-7, 4.46) 
PIT (67-73): RHP Jameson Taillon (7-5, 4.50) 
First pitch: 6:05pmCST

Lester gave up 4 ER in 5 innings but beat the Braves on Saturday. In three starts against the Pirates, he’s 0-2 with a 6.08 this season. Overall, they are 61-222 (.275) against him. Mercer is 6-19, with a HR.

September 6th

Cubs @ Pirates: Quintana vs Cole (Game 139)

CHC (75-63): LHP José Quintana (9-11, 4.49) 
PIT (67-72): RHP Gerrit Cole (11-9, 4.11) 
First pitch: 6:05pmCST

Quintana, who went 3-2 with a 5.73 in August, beat the Pirates on Wednesday (6 IP, 3 ER, 9 K, 0 BB). Overall, they are 16-49 (.327) against him. Freese and McCutchen are 3-6, Bell (1-3) and Rodriguez (3-7) have HRs.

September 5th

Cubs @ Pirates: Hendricks vs Brault (Game 138)

CHC (75-62): RHP Kyle Hendricks (6-4, 3.32)  
PIT (66-72): LHP Steven Brault (0-0, 5.93) 
First pitch: 6:05pmCST

Hendricks won his second straight game on Thursday against Atlanta (6.2 IP, 1 ER, 5 K, 3 BB) after having not won since May. He’s 2-1 with a 2.31 in 8 starts since his return. 

September 4th

Cubs @ Pirates: Arrieta vs Kuhl (Game 137)

CHC (75-61): RHP Jake Arrieta (14-8, 3.36) 
PIT (65-72): RHP Chad Kuhl (6-10, 4.54)
First pitch: 3:05pmCST

Arrieta went 4-1 with a 1.21 in August,  to win the NL Pitcher of the Month accolades. Welcome back, Jake! His last outing was 6 scoreless against Kuhl and these Pirates on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

September 3rd

Braves @ Cubs: Fried vs Montgomery (Game 136)

ATL (59-75): LHP Max Fried (0-0, 5.40)
CHC (75-60): LHP Mike Montgomery (5-6, 3.29)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST

Montgomery gave up 1 ER in 7 innings for the win against the Pirates on Monday. He went 2-0 with a 1.73 in August. He won in Atlanta in July, giving up 1 ER in 6 innings. Overall, the Braves are 4-30 (.133) against him. Suzuki is 2-1, and Inciarte is 1-7 with a HR.

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