Archive - May 2018

Cubs @ Mets: Quintana vs Lugo (Game 53)

CHC (29-23): LHP José Quintana (5-4, 4.78)
NYM (27-26): RHP Seth Lugo (1-1, 2.48)
First pitch: 6:10pmCST

Quintana gave up 4 ER in 4.1 innings and lost to the Giants on Saturday. The Mets are 26-88 (.295) against him. Reyes is 4-11.

Lugo, who has been working out of the pen, gave up 3 ER in 1.1 innings in Atlanta his last time out and was tagged with the loss. Overall, the Cubs are 8-23 (.348) against him. Rizzo is 2-4 with a HR.

Tomorrow is the Chatwood experience and Wheeler at the same time.

Go Cubs!

May 30th

D. J. Spins the Tunes at Salt River Fields

D. J. LeMahieu (on Rockies 10-day DL - right hamstring strain) singled twice and drove-in a run with a sacrifice fly, Daniel Jipping doubled and scored and collected an RBI with a sacrifice fly, and SP Jeffri Ocando hurled three innings of perfect baseball, leading the Rockies to a 3-1 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Wednesday morning on Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east of Scottsdale, AZ. 

The game was called with one out in the bottom of the 8th. 

RHP Jose Albertos walked five and threw five wild pitches in 2.1 IP (56 pitches - only 25 strikes) for the Cubs. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):

Cubs @ Pirates: Hendricks vs Musgrove (Game 52)

CHC (29-22): RHP Kyle Hendricks (4-3, 3.16) 
PIT (28-26): RHP Joe Musgrove (0-0, 1-2)
First pitch: 6:05pmCST

Hendricks beat the Giants on Friday (7 IP, 1 ER). He gave up 2 ER in 6 innings and lost to the Pirates on April 12 at Wrigley. Overall, these Pirates are 40-152 (.263) against him. Polanco is 10-25 with 2 HR.

May 29th

Guts. Glory. Ram-sey Romano

Ramsey Romano doubled twice, singled, and scored three runs, Josue Huma singled twice, doubled, and drove-in two runs, and SP Jesus Tejada hurled 3.2 IP of one-hit ball, leading the Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Angels in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning on Field #5 on John Arguelo Way at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Erven Roper belted a two-run HR to account for the two Angel runs. 

Ramsey Romano (Cubs 2017 31st round draft pick - Long Beach State) is an athletic and versatile defender who can play anywhere in the infield and outfield. He almost certainly will be the #1 utility-supersub at Eugene when the Emeralds begin play in a couple of weeks.   

Prior to the game on Field #5, RHPs Dalton Geekie and Andry Rondon threw "live" BP on Field #4 (one "inning" - 25 pitches each). Geekie (Atlanta Braves 2015 22nd round draft pick - Georgia Highlands College) underwent TJS in August 2016 and missed the 2017 season. The 23-year old 6'5 righthander was acquired by the Cubs from Lake Erie (Frontier League) a couple of weeks ago. He signed with Lake Erie after being released by the Braves at the end of Minor League Camp in March. A. Rondon reported late to Extended Spring Training and it's taken him a while to round into game shape.  

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 

Cubs @ Pirates: Lester vs Kingham (Game 51)

CHC (28-22): LHP Jon Lester (4-2, 2.37) 
PIT (28-25): RHP Nick Kingham (2-1, 3.44)
First pitch: 6:05pmCST

Lester took the loss against the Indians at Wrigley on Wednesday (7 IP, 1 ER). He gave up 4 ER in 5 innings for a no-decision in Pittsburgh on April 11. Overall, these Pirates are 55-25 (.268) against him. Mercer is 7-24 with a HR.

May 28th

Cubs Evict Dem Bums & Flatbush Refugees from Riverview Park

Henderson Perez collected four singles and an RBI and scored a run (his second four-hit game in the last two weeks), Gustavo Polanco belted an RBI triple and two singles, Kwangmin Kwon singled, doubled, stole a base, and scored a run, Jose A. Gonzalez clubbed a game-tying opposite-field solo HR, and Christopher Morel laced two RBI singles (second one proved to be the game-winner), as the Cubs scored four runs over the final three innings to edge the Dodgers 6-5 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training Memorial Day game action on Field #5 on John Arguello Way at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Jacob Amaya drilled a solo HR and an RBI single and Jeremy Arocho singled twice, walked, stole a base, and scored a run for the Dodgers in a losing cause. 

The game was called after eight innings of play. 

Prior to the game on Field #5, LHP Justin Steele (three innings - 45 pitches), RHP Yunior Perez (two innings - 30 pitches), and RHP Hector Alonso Garcia (one inning - 20 pitches) squared-off in a three-inning "sim" game on Field #4. Steele threw a breaking ball for the first time since his July 2017 TJS.   

Here is the abridged box score from the Cactus League game (Cubs players only):  

Cubs @ Pirates: Montgomery vs Kuhl (Game 50)

CHC (27-22): RHP Mike Montgomery (0-1, 5.33)
PIT (28-24): RHP Chad Kuhl (4-2, 4.20)
First pitch: 12:35pmCST

Montgomery was tagged with 6 ER in 2.1 innings against the Indians on Tuesday. Not good, Mike! This will be his first start of the season.

Overall, these Pirates are 14-45 (.311) against him. Cervelli is 2-2 and Mercer is 4-8, both with a HR.

Kuhl had a no-decision in Cincinatti his last time out (6 IP, 1 ER). The Cubs are 32-86 (.372)  against him. Zobrist is 5-9 with 2 HR.