Archive - Jun 2018

June 30th

Twins @ Cubs: Mejia vs Chatwood (Game 81)

MIN (35-43): RHP Adalberto Mejia (0-0, ---)
CHC (44-36): RHP Tyler Chatwood (3-5, 3.95)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST
Chatwood gave up 1 ER in 5 innings (and walked 5) for a no-decision against the Dodgers on June 19. Overall, the Twins are 5-16 (.313) against him. Grossman is 2-3.
Chatwood's last time out was in the delivery room for the birth of his son, Owen, who is probably not walking yet, but you can’t be too sure.

June 29th

Twins @ Cubs: Berrios vs Montgomery (Game 80)

MIN (35-42): RHP José Berrios (8-5, 3.15)
CHC (43-36): LHP Mike Montgomery (2-2, 3.39)
First pitch: 4:05pmCST
Montgomery gave up 4 ER in 6 innings for a no-decision in Cincinnati on Sunday. Overall, the Twins are 2-19 (.105) against the former Mariner. Dozier and Escobar are both 1-3.
In his 9 appearances at Wrigley (2 starts), Montgomery is 1-0 with a 5.64 ERA.

June 28th

Cubs @ Dodgers: Quintana vs Kershaw (Game 79)

CHC (43-35): LHP José Quintana (6-6, 4.26)
LAD (43-36): LHP Clayton Kershaw (1-4, 2.94)
First pitch: 2:10pmCST (!)
Quintana gave up 4 ER in 5 innings and lost in Cincinnati on Friday. Overall, the Dodgers are 9-26 (.346) against him. Taylor is 3-3, and Forsythe is 5-11 with a HR.
Kershaw went three innings against the Mets and gave up 2 ER his last time out, after returning from the DL (back). The Cubs are 16-59 (.271) against him. Rizzo is 5-14 with 2 HR.

June 27th

Cubs @ Dodgers: Hendricks vs Wood (Game 78)

CHC (43-34): RHP Kyle Hendricks (5-7, 3.73)
LAD (42-36): LHP Alex Wood (3-5, 4.13)
First pitch: 9:00pmCST
Hendricks gave up 4 ER over 5.2 innings and lost in Cincinnati on Thursday. The Dodgers are 9-45 (.200) against him. Turner is 2-7 with a HR.
Wood beat the Mets his last time out (6 IP, 2 ER). The Cubs are 13-54 (.241) against him. Baez, who is probably going to get a start after the show yesterday, is 2-5.

June 26th

Cubs @ Dodgers: Lester vs Stripling (Game 77)

CHC (42-34): LHP Jon Lester (9-2, 2.10)
LAD (42-35): RHP Ross Stripling (6-2, 1.99)
First pitch: 9:00pmCST

Lester, who’s very quietly putting together a nice little season, has won his last six starts, including seven shutout innings against these Dodgers at Wrigley on Wednesday. Overall, they are 23-118 (.195) against him. Hernandez is 5-16 with 2 HR.

Stripling lost the matchup against Lester (6 IP, 3 ER). The Cubs are 8-42 (.190) against him. Baez is 2-2; Schwarber has a HR in 4 ABs.

Hendricks (5-7) and Wood (3-5) throw tomorrow at the same time.

June 25th

Cubs @ Dodgers: Underwood vs Maeda (Game 76)

CHC (42-33): RHP Duane Underwood, Jr. (0-0, —)
LAD (41-35): RHP Kenta Maeda (4-4, 3.84)
First pitch: 9:00pmCST

Underwood, a 23y/o North Carolinian, makes his first big league start. He was the Cubs’ second second-round pick in the 2012 draft. This year at AAA-Iowa, he was 3-7 with a 4.27.

Maeda’s last time out was a no-decision on Tuesday at Wrigley (3.2 IP, 3 ER). Overall, the Cubs are 5-16 (.313) against him. Rizzo, Russell, and Schwarber are all 1-1.

These next three games are all on ESPN. Uck.