Archive - Jul 2018

Cubs @ Pirates: Lester vs Taillon (Game 106)

CHC (61-44): LHP Jon Lester (12-3, 3.06)
PIT (55-52): RHP Jameson Taillon (7-8, 3.73)
First pitch: 6:05pmCST
 
Lester went 6 innings and gave up 1 ER against the D’backs on Thursday for a no-decision. He’s 2-0 with a 4.00 ERA in his three starts against the Pirates this season. Overall, they are 65-260 (.250) against him. Meadows is 3-6 with a HR.
 
Taillon pitched well but lost in Cleveland his last time out (7 IP, 2 ER). The Cubs are 29-85 (.341) against him. Rizzo is 8-13 with 2 HRs. Dang.
 

July 30th

Trade Assignment Waivers Are On Deck

The deadline for "non-waiver" (unrestricted) trades is 4 PM (Eastern) on July 31st, or 4 PM (Eastern) on Friday July 30th if July 31st falls on a Saturday. or 4 PM (Eastern) on Monday August 1st if July 31st falls on a Sunday.

July 29th

Cubs @ Cardinals: Hendricks vs Gant (Game 105)

CHC (60-44): RHP Kyle Hendricks (6-9, 4.05)
STL (53-51): RHP John Gant (3-3, 3.44)
First pitch: 7:00pmCST
 
Hendricks gave up 3 ER in 5 innings for the loss against the D'backs on Tuesday. He's 1-0 with a 5.06 in two starts against the Cardinals this season. Overall, they are 43-154 (.279) against him. Pham is 4-11 with a HR.
 

July 28th

Cubs @ Cardinals: Quintana vs Mikolas (Game 104)

CHC (60-43): LHP José Quintana (9-6, 3.87)
STL (52-51): RHP Miles Mikolas (10-3, 2.82)
First pitch: 3:05pmCST
 
Quintana has reeled off three straight wins, with his victory against these Cardinals on Sunday at Wrigley (7 IP, 2 ER). Overall, they are 34-115 (.296) against him. Fowler is 7-16 with a HR.
 
Mikolas gave up 2 ER in 5 innings for a no-decision in the matchup against Quintana. The Cubs are 14-51 (.275) against him. Happ is 2-3.
 

July 27th

Cubs @ Cardinals: Montgomery vs Weaver (Game 103)

CHC (60-42): LHP Mike Montgomery (3-3, 3.73)
STL (51-51): RHP Luke Weaver (5-9, 4.79)
First pitch: 7:15pmCST
 
Montgomery, who gave up 1 ER against the Cardinals at Wrigley on Saturday, is on notice after the acquisition of Cole Hamels. (If it means another championship, we can forgive that one start in 2015.) This is a big start for Monty, although being flexible, a lefty, and relatively inexpensive have probably already doomed him to the pen.
 

July 26th

Diamondbacks @ Cubs: Godley vs Chatwood (Game 102)

AZ (56-47): RHP Zack Godley (11-6, 4.65)
CHC (59-42): RHP Tyler Chatwood (4-5, 4.84)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST
 
Chatwood won (!) against the Cardinals on Saturday (5.1 IP, 1 ER). The D’backs are 30-116 (.259) against him. Owings is 7-18.
 
Godley gave up 3 ER in 5 innings for a no-decision against the Rockies his last time out. The Cubs are 9-37 (.243) against him. Russell is 3-4 with 2 HR.
 
Montgomery faces Weaver in St. Louis tomorrow at 7:15pmCST.
 
Go Cubs!

July 25th

Diamondbacks @ Cubs: Ray vs Lester (Game 101)

AZ (56-46): LHP Robbie Ray (6-4, 3.24)
CHC (58-42): LHP Jon Lester (12-3, 3.14)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST
 
Lester didn’t have it on Friday—to say the least, going 3 innings and giving up 8 ER. Now he can pitch without all of that nasty Cy Young pressure on him. Overall, the D’backs are 26-80 (.325) against him. Goldschmidt is 5-9 with a HR.
 
Ray gave up 5 ER in 5.1 innings but ended up with a no-decision against the Rockies his last time out. The Cubs are 3-23 (.130) against him. Heyward is 2-4.

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