Archive - Aug 2018

Cubs @ Phillies: Quintana vs Pivetta (Game 134)

CHC (79-54): LHP José Quintana (11-9, 4.33)
PHI (71-62): RHP Nick Pivetta (10-8, 2.67)
First pitch: 6:05pmCST

Quintana gave up 2 ER in 5 innings to win against the Reds on Tuesday. He had a no-decision against the Phills (5.2 IP, 2 ER) on June 6. Overall, they are 23-126 (.183) against him. 

Pivetta, who lost to the Cubs on June 1 (4 IP, 3 ER), gave up 5 ER in 6.2 innings for a no-decision in Toronto his last time out. The Cubs are 14-40 (.350) against him. Rizzo is 2-4 with a HR.

Hendricks and Eflin tomorrow at the same time.

August 30th

KB KOs Fans on the Farm

I’ve been up pretty close at the KB circus here in Des Moines this week. After watching Tuesday night and yesterday afternoon from the camera well adjacent to the I-Cub dugout while our hero played 3B, I am hoping to perch in the LF corner this afternoon since he is penciled in at that spot and hitting leadoff today. Impressions so far: He is so damn disciplined at the plate!

Cubs @ Braves: Montgomery vs Foltynewicz (Game 133)

CHC (78-54): LHP Mike Montgomery (4-4, 3.62)
ATL (74-58): RHP Mike Foltynewicz (10-8, 2.67)
First pitch: 6:35pmCST
Montgomery, who has been on the shelf with shoulder inflammation, last pitched one inning of relief on August 11. He went six scoreless for the win in Kansas City on August 7. Overall, Atlanta is 13-56 (.232) against him. Duvall is 5-17 with a HR.

August 29th

Mets @ Cubs: Vargas vs Mills (Game 132)

NYM (58-73*): LHP Jason Vargas (4-8, 6.96)
CHC (77-53*): RHP Alec Mills (0-0, 1.17)
First pitch: 1:20ishpmCST
While we wait for yesterday's game to conclude and for the comments feature to be fixed (thanks, Michael!), here's an overview of what's on tap for today.
Mills pitched well enough to win (5.2 IP, 1 ER) but ended up with a no-decision against the Reds on Friday. None of the Mets have faced him.

August 28th

Mets @ Cubs: deGrom vs Hamels (Game 131)

NYM (58-73): RHP Jacob deGrom (8-8, 1.71)
CHC (77-53): LHP Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.82)
First pitch: 7:05pmCST
Hamels held the Reds to one run over nine innings (?!) on 114 pitches for the win on Thursday. It was the first complete game for the Cubs in 2018. 
These Mets are 81-271 (.299) against him. Lagares is 11-28.

August 27th

Mets @ Cubs: Syndergaard vs Lester (Game 130)

NYM (58-72): LHP Noah Syndergaard (9-3, 3.38)
CHC (76-53): LHP Jon Lester (14-5, 3.64)
First pitch: 7:05pmCST
Lester gave up 1 ER in 5.2 innings and won in Detroit on Wednesday. He went 7 scoreless to beat the Mets on June 3. Overall, they are 49-217 (.226) against him. Flores is 5-13 with 3 HR.
Syndergaard beat the Giants his last time out (6 IP, 2 ER). The Cubs are 20-63 (.317) against him. Heyward is 4-9.
Hamels and deGrom go tomorrow at the same time.

August 26th

Reds @ Cubs: Bailey vs Hendricks (Game 129)

CIN (56-74): RHP Homer Bailey (1-11, 6.21)
CHC (75-53): RHP Kyle Hendricks (9-10, 4.04)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST
Hendricks gave up 2 ER but lost to the Tigers on Tuesday. He’s 0-1 with a 5.91 in two games against the Reds this season. Overall, they are 38-147 (.259) against him. Gennett is 9-34.