Archive - Oct 1, 2021


Cubs Bush-Whacked by Angels at Diablo

Angels 2021 2nd round pick LHP Ky Bush hurled three innings of one-hit shutout ball with six strikeouts and combined with three others on a three-hitter, as the Angels blanked the Cubs 5-0 in AZ Instructional League game action Friday afternoon on Field #3 at the Diablo Stadium Complex in Tempe, AZ.  

The game was pre-planned as a seven-inning contest.  

SP Luis Devers tossed four innings of shutout ball and struck out eight, allowing four hits (all singles) and no walks, and picked-off two baserunners, for the Cubs in a losing cause. 

The Cubs have now been shut out in four of their last five AZIL games, and they scored only one run in the one game when they weren't shut out. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 

Cubs @ Cardinals: Series Thread (Games 160-162)

Cubs fans get their last chance to savor the 2021 season. The Cards have clinched the second NL Wild Card spot. And the Cubs can neither rise nor fall any places in the division. Despite the lack of stakes, this is a rivalry series and most of the Cubs' roster has something to prove. Games will begin at 7:15, 6:15, and 2:15 central time on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.