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40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus two players are on the 60-DAY IL 

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, twelve players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, one player is on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-21-2024
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Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
Hector Neris 
* Drew Smyly
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Luke Little, P
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

* Justin Steele, P   

60-DAY IL: 2 
Caleb Kilian, P 
Julian Merryweather, P

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Rule 5 Draft 
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Game 128 Thread / Nationals @ Cubs (1 of 3)

Game Chat | Press Pass | BR Preview

SP *John Lannan
SP Jason Marquis
  6-12, 3.81, 89 K, 54 W, 141.2 IP

8-7, 4.67, 68 K, 49 W, 129 IP
#Emilio Bonificio LF
Alfonso Soriano
SS #Cristian Guzman
SS Ryan Theriot
Ryan Zimmerman
Derrek Lee
Lastings Milledge
Aramis Ramirez
1B Ronnie Belliard
Reed Johnson
RF *Ryan Langerhans
Geovany Soto
LF *Willie Harris
RF Mark DeRosa
C Wil Nieves
Ronny Cedeno
P *John Lannan
P *Jason Marquis

Weather note: As of 12:40, it's pouring in the western suburbs, with storms on their way to the city. Could be a rain delay in our future.

The Cubs advance to the next course in the all-meatball buffet, following their series against the Reds with three against the 45-83 Nationals starting today, before moving on to Pittsburgh.

The Nats flew to Chicago following a Thursday night game in Philadelphia, so on top of being awful, they're surely tired. However, as the cliche goes, the most dangerous animal is a desperate one, so maybe the Cubs should beware. That said, Nick Zaccardi (Carrie Muskat's new nom de plume?) assures us the Cubs aren't taking anything for granted this weekend, so forget what I said about being beware—the Cubs should hammer these guys.

The home team is a perfect 7-0, averaging nearly 8 runs per game, in their last 7 games against southpaw starters. Lannan, however, dominated the Cubs (7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER) in a game Washington won when the teams met in D.C. in late April. Marquis hasn't pitched in nine days, last opening the DH at Atlanta with a winning, 5.1 IP, 2 ER effort against the Braves.

The Cubs begin play with a 5 1/2-game lead over the Brewers.

Finally, one more derogatory note about the Nationals, per the Tribune: with Cristian Guzman recovering from an injury to his left thumb, Washington has started seven different shortstops in the last 22 days.

Focus. We need to focus.



A four pitch strike out by Soriano A flare single to right by The Riot Another DP from Lee? I'd surely buy it Reed's single will follow AramRam's loud out to center A line out double play by Soto Well send me on a bender So, let's ponder DeRosa Walking ahead of a fielder's choice by Cedeno Will a Marquis K drive me to drugs Or will I be able to 'just say no'? This poem sucks.

Cory Provis (or whatever the hell his name is) on WGN says a "bit of a delayed start" today, with light rain falling the past 20 minutes or so. Also, radar looks like this thing is blowing off to the NE and will clear up in the next, oh, 30 minutes.

With a win today, the Cubs will ensure themselves of not ending the year with the worst record in the NL. Silly, pointless, stat...but kinda cool when you think about the fact that it's only 8/22.

Kosuke Fukudome had elbow surgery in the off season last year. Anyone else think that maybe he has a barking elbow at this point in the season? That, and it doesn't look like he's made many adjustments in his approach at the plate. Theories anyone?

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In reply to by Mike Vail

I have theories about everything, cooked to order. I would give Fukudome the benefit of the doubt and just say that he's really a rookie and he's hit a wall. He has never broken out of a slump in the major leagues and he's not convinced he can. Something similar happened to Fontenot last year, and he didn't start hitting again till spring training. If Fukudome keeps getting at-bats, he'll break out of it. I'm trying to think what might prevent Fukudome from getting at bats. Lou doesn't seem to want to compromise the defense with DeRosa in right and Fontenot at second, although that could happen. I'm starting to wonder if Tyler Colvin might get called up, who could play right field. Lou might get intrigued by Colvin's HR and triple power.

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In reply to by Rob G.

What's the problem? This is p-p from Yahoo! - A. Soriano walked - R. Theriot struck out swinging, A. Soriano stole second - D. Lee singled to center, A. Soriano to third - A. Ramirez struck out swinging, A. Soriano stole home, D. Lee stole second - R. Johnson grounded out to shortstop The part that confuses me is... "A. Ramirez struck out swinging, A. Soriano stole home, D. Lee stole second". What? Wild pitch? Passed ball?

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In reply to by Ryno

Lee stole second and on the throw to second, Fonzie took off from third and beat the throw back from second to home. Safe all around except for Aramis striking out. Very risky play though, considering how often catchers pump fake the throw to second with a man on third. There was absolutely no hesitation before Soriano took off for home. It looked pretty awesome, but could have very easily resulted in being picked off third base.

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In reply to by Rob G.

If you liked the first that much, you're probably just loving this 2nd inning. 2 Leadoff Walks Ronny Cedeno strikes out looking, does not swing ONCE during the AB. Marquis pops out first pitch. Soriano grounds out. UGH! I have heard something like 75% of leadoff walks score.....what is the percentage when you get 2 leadoff walks?

This is shaping up to be one lousy way to start the weekend. How many times can we skip Marqis for the rest of the year? With his ERA now at 4.76, can we PLEASE stop all the ridiculous talk about him being a decent starting pitcher?

nothing that helps a shitty team more than pitchers that can't find the strikezone. Yeah, everyone was raving about Marquis in chat and how great he was. No, there is no excuse for walking 2 guys on 5 pitches each with a 4 run lead. I'm sure Lou and Rothschild are thrilled with Marquis outing.

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In reply to by big_lowitzki

"That was a quick hook by Lou" "He was cruising" "He's a great #5" "Think he'll pich a CG shut out" I didn't say anyone said anything about Marquis being a cy young candidate...but people, including you, were raving about his performance today, when people, inclding me, were ripping him for walking those 2 guys on 10 total pitches with a 4 run lead. But, on another matter.... The inning before Marquis completely lost it, Theriot, Lee and Aram went down on a total of 4 pitches. I wonder if that can screw with Marquis when he doesn't even get 2 minutes to sit between innings. Not saying that's an execuse, but I do wonder if that could have had anything to do with him completely losing control in the top of the following inning.

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In reply to by blockhead25

Well, It needs to be noted that the bullpen didn't help Marquis there. It was impossible for him to do any worse than Cotts did. On the season, going into yesterday the bullpen had saved approximately 2.75 runs for Marquis on the year (2 for Dempster, 3 for Zambrano, even for Lilly, 1 for Harden and cost Gallagher a run), so that will drop a little bit once they count yesterday's blowup. Cotts had been pitching well, so I can't blame Lou too much for using him there - but I asked it at the time in Parachat: What the hell was Howry warming up for? Should have been Marmol or Gaudin then.

No seriously, let's burn the place!!!

Well, that will hurt the 'ol Run Differential. The team with the best record loses to the team with the worst record by 8 runs, in a sport where scoring 4 runs per game is the norm. What a bizarre sport. Hopefully, the Nats got it all out of their system.

Hopefully, we can win the next 2 and split the season series with these tough Nats. That would be quite an accomplishment. Last year, it was the Marlins -- a terrible team that gave the Cubs fits. Weird, man.

Some people forget, that indeed the Nats are shit. But to them, playing the Cubs is like playing in the World Series for them. For the entire year, this Cubs team plays to the level of their competition. I expect them to win the next 2.

How long is lou gonna put up with Howry and Cotts wizardry ? Has any middle relievers cleared waivers? Cmon Hendry , spend some of the fans money and bail Lou out. Probably need another outfielder that can clutch hit too!

Not panicking, but I hate that kind of loss most of all -- somehow more aggravating than the 2-1 job vs. Cincy during the week. I don't know why, but I'm more at peace with getting shut down by mediocre pitching than I am with giving up salamis to the Willie Harrises of the world. Super-ultra-mega-masta-blasta-pickin'-up-the-Shasta hoping for a nice rebound by Demp & the offense today, as I will be in the bleachers.

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    welcome back happ!  double off the wall 1st PA back.

  • crunch (view)

    oh yeah, totally, i was just chiming about why i fan like i fan.

    i would like nothing more than hendricks to keep on hendricks'ing.  guys with his stuff can throw for a long, long time as long as it works.

    he velocity is actually up a minor amount this year.  it's really "damn" when a guy like him not only has gas in the tank, but it's looking like it was years ago.  he added a curve a few years ago and it helped a little bit, but he's throwing it less and less while the fb/change combo are less effective.

  • Alexander Dimm (view)

    CRUNCH—There is no one person in this community I’m talking about.  My remarks were not directed at you or anyone, but at a tone I’ve noticed lately. 

    You have a great, dry sense of humor and there is thought behind your comments.   You and I don’t always agree but I always understand your position.  

    Lastly, and I’ll be quiet, I agree with you on Hendricks.  We can dislike the recent performance but still love the guy.  Lots of questions about his future.

  • crunch (view)

    myself, i make a good amount of outrageously unrealistic comments that are sometimes "violent" my recent suggestion of "pulling the bandaid off" by having hendricks throw every inning of every game until he's on the IL.

    i would hope any athlete that cares about what is written on the internet realizes how casual fans can be about treating their lives like scripted TV characters that don't have real lives.  it's not an excuse to do it, but there's a lot of it out there.

    but yeah, in real life i'm rooting for guys to have long and healthy careers even if i'm not happy with current performances...except for some guys...and i'm pretty sure i don't leave grey area for those comments...and almost all of them are not good humans whether they're playing baseball or not...

    hendricks was getting a good amount of boos in his last game.  i would bet a million that he will get a standing O every time he visits wrigley in his post-playing days, or a return with a new team should his career continue...or if he comes back and puts in an oldschool good performance.

  • Alexander Dimm (view)

    What are the chances we can back off on gloating over other people’s misfortune?  One of the things I appreciate about the TCR community is that the remarks are more productive and add to how I like to follow the game.  

    Lately, however, I’m reading comments that are just mean.  If I were an MLB player, I would hate to get a back or finger injury and have someone write ‘hurrah!  I hope we never see him again!’  Especially when it is someone we were praising not long ago.  I’m not saying ‘don’t express how you feel’ but some comments lately seem downright mean spirited.  Stuff I expect from other communities but don’t often see here.  The TCR community has always spoken the truth but never with such a dark tone.

    Just my two cents.  I hope Hendricks comes back and is the professor we all know. He can pitch for the Cubs as long as he wants in my book.  

  • crunch (view)

    happ is back (and starting), mervis DH, tauchman gets RF.

    morel 5th in the lineup.  hoerner continues to lead off, even vs a righty.

  • George Altman (view)

    I don't care to see Hendricks or Smyly on the 26-man Roster the rest of the season. Both, stupid signings and option pick up by Jed. 

  • crunch (view)

    i know the cubs are paying the guys, but for the sake of the win/loss column this is some great news.

    woo!  people getting injured!  kick ass!

    sportsball is cruel.

    would have liked to keep cooper, but it looks like they're gonna go with wisdom if they have to pick a righty who's gonna K 1/3rd of his PA's.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Edwards would be my guess, or maybe they’re hoping Sanders or R Thompson can finally figure it out 

  • Cubster (view)

    So it’s Mervis, Wesn and Little for Cooper, Hendricks and Smyly. Count me in. Starting rotation for now: Taillon, Imanaga, Wicks, Assad and Brown-Wesn. Eventually Steele. 


    Hoerner, Happ, Bellinger, Busch, Morel, Swanson, Tauchman, Mervis, Amaya.