Archive - 2018

September 25th

Pirates @ Cubs: Archer vs Montgomery (Game 157)

PIT (79-76): RHP Chris Archer (5-8, 4.49)
CHC (91-65): LHP Mike Montgomery (5-5, 3.75)
First pitch: 7:05pmCST

Montgomery won in Arizona his last time out (6 IP, 1 ER). He's 2-0 with a 2.63 in two starts (and three games) against the Pirates. Overall, they are 17-70 (.243) against him. Mercer is 4-9 with a HR.

Archer gave up 1 ER in 7 innings and beat KC his last time out. The Cubs are 15-47 (.319) against him for their careers. Baez is 3-6.

Quintana and Nova tomorrow at the same time.

Go Cubs!

September 24th

Pirates @ Cubs: Taillon vs Hamels (Game 156)

PIT (78-76): RHP Jameson Taillon (13-9, 3.24)
CHC (91-64): LHP Cole Hamels (9-10, 3.90)
First pitch: 7:05pmCST

Hamels didn't have it on Wednesday in Arizona—to say the least, giving up 7 ER in 6 innings. That was probably bound to happen. He has two wins and twelve scoreless innings against the Pirates this season—and a nice chance to right the ship. Overall, they are 20-78 (.256) against him. Marte is 10-20 with a HR.

September 23rd

Cubs @ White Sox: Hendricks vs Rodon (Game 155)

CHC (90-64): RHP Kyle Hendricks (12-11, 3.58)
CHW (61-93): LHP Carlos Rodon (6-6, 3.22)
First pitch: 1:10pmCST

Hendricks came within one out of a complete game in Arizona on Monday but came away with just the win--or these days what we call a perfect game. He lost to these White Sox on May 13 at Wrigley (6 IP, 3 ER). Overall, they are 23-62 (.371) against him. Davidson is 2-4 with a HR.

Rodon lost in Cleveland his last time out (7 IP, 4 ER). For their careers, these Cubs are 8-23 (.348) against him. Contreras is 2-3 with a HR.

September 22nd

Cubs @ White Sox: Lester vs Giolito (Game 154)

CHC (89-64): LHP Jon Lester (16-6, 3.43)
CHW (61-92): RHP Lucas Giolito (10-11, 5.77)
First pitch: 6:10pmCST

Lester went 7 scoreless for the win against the Reds on Saturday. He beat these White Sox (5.2 IP, 1 ER) at Wrigley on May 12. Overall, they are 15-69 (.217) against him. Castillo is 3-7.

Giolito has had an ugly season, especially at home, where he is 3-6 with a 7.91. He beat the Cubs on May 13 (5.2 IP, 3 ER). In his last outing, he gave up 4 ER in 6 innings and was tagged with the loss in Baltimore.

September 21st

Cubs @ White Sox: Quintana vs Lopez (Game 153)

CHC (89-63): LHP José Quintana (13-10, 3.95)
CHW (60-92): RHP Reynaldo Lopez (6-9, 4.05)
First pitch: 3:10pmCST

Quintana gave up 2 ER in 5 innings and lost to the Reds on Sunday. Only Castillo (1-6) and Garcia (2-5) have faced him.

Lopez went 7 scoreless to win in Baltimore his last time out. Only Wilson (0-2) has faced him.

Lester and Giolito tomorrow at 6:10pmCST.

Go Cubs!

September 19th

Cubs @ Diamondbacks: Hamels vs Ray (Game 152) 

CHC (89-62): LHP Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.67) 
AZ (78-74): LHP Robbie Ray (5-2, 4.14) 
First pitch: 8:40pmCST 

Hamels gave up 2 ER in 6.2 for a no-decision against the Reds on Friday. Overall, the D’backs are 15-75 (.200) against him. Souza is 1-3 with a HR.

Ray, who had a no-decision against the Cubs at Wrigley on July 25 (7 IP, 1 ER), gave up 2 ER in 5.1 innings in Houston for a no-decision his last time out. For their careers, these Cubs are 10-55 (.182) against him. Almora is 2-3.

September 18th

Cubs @ Diamondbacks: Montgomery vs Andriese (Game 151) 

CHC (88-62): LHP Mike Montgomery (4-5, 3.87) 
AZ (78-73): RHP Matt Andriese (3-5, 4.76) 
First pitch: 8:40pmCST 

Montgomery gave up 2 ER in 4 innings for a no-decision in DC on Thursday. The D’backs are 7-41 (.171) against him. Goldschmidt is 1-3 with a HR.

Andriese, acquired by Arizona from Tampa Bay in July, will be making his fifth start of the year and the first with his new team. In 12 games for the D’backs, he’s 0-1 with a 7.31—so much for a change of scenery. Only Zobrist (0-1) has faced him.

Hamels and Ray tomorrow at the same time.