Archive - 2018

September 5th

Cubs @ Brewers: Quintana vs Chacin (Game 139)

CHC (81-57): LHP José Quintana (11-9, 4.21)
MIL (79-61): RHP Jhoulys Chacin (14-5, 3.53)
First pitch: 7:10pmCST

All the Cubs need to do is not get swept, and yet here we are on the brink. 

Quintana gave up 1 ER in 6 innings for a no-decision in Philly on Friday. In four starts against the Brewers this season, he’s 2-1 with a 2.63. Overall, they are 55-263 (.209) against him. Cain is 22-73 with a HR. 

September 4th

Cubs @ Brewers: Montgomery vs Miley (Game 138)

CHC (81-56): LHP Mike Montgomery (4-4, 3.82)
MIL (78-61): LHP Wade Miley (2-2, 2.18)
First pitch: 7:10pmCST

Montgomery was lucky to have a no-decision in his first game back from the DL in Atlanta (4.1 IP, 4 ER). He’s 0-2 with a 2.84 in two games (one start) against the Brewers this season. Overall, they are 30-124 (.242) against him. Shaw is 4-12 with a HR.

September 3rd

Cubs @ Brewers: Hamels vs Davies (Game 137)

CHC (81-55): LHP Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.70)
MIL (77-61): RHP Zach Davies (2-5, 5.23)
First pitch: 1:10pmCST

Hamels went 5 scoreless against the Mets on Tuesday for a no-decision. The Brewers are 41-131 (.313) against him. Yelich is 6-19 with a HR.

Davies, who has been on the DL with back and shoulder injuries, last pitched on May 29 (5 IP, 5 ER), a loss against the Cardinals. In his two games against the Cubs this season, he went 0-1 with a 2.31. Overall, they are 56-218 (.257) against him. Bryant is 13-33 with 2 HR.

September 2nd

Cubs @ Phillies: Lester vs Nola (Game 136)

CHC (80-55): LHP Jon Lester (14-5, 3.67)
PHI (72-63): RHP Aaron Nola (15-3, 2.10)
First pitch: 12:35pmCST

Lester gave up 3 ER in 6 innings for a no-decision against the Mets on Monday. The Phillies are 34-156 (.218) against him. Bautista is 14-65 with 5 HR.

Nola, who had a no-decision against the Cubs on June 6 (6 IP, 3 ER), gave up 1 ER in 7 innings for a no-decision against the Nationals his last time out. The Cubs are 15-57 (.263) against hinm. Murphy is 9-26 with a HR.

Hamels and Davies tomorrow in Milwaukee at 1:10pmCST.

September 1st

Cubs @ Phillies: Hendricks vs Eflin (Game 135)

CHC (79-55): RHP Kyle Hendricks (10-10, 3.86)
PHI (72-62): RHP Zach Eflin (9-5, 3.99)
First pitch: 6:05pmCST

Hendricks, who went 7 scoreless to beat the Tigers on Sunday, lost to the Phillies at Wrigley on June 5 (5 IP, 5 ER). For their careers, these Phills are 17-82 (.207) against him. Hoskins is 2-3 with a HR, and Alfaro is 3-4

Eflin won the matchup against Hendricks (7.2 IP, 1 ER). He gave up 3 ER in 5.1 innings and lost to the Nats his last time out. Overall, the Cubs are 13-46 (.283) against him. Bryant is 5-8.

August 31st

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!