Cubs @ Mets: Lackey vs Matz (Game 78)
Don’t say revenge.
CHC (51-26): RHP John Lackey (7-4, 3.29)
NYM (40-37): LHP Steven Matz (7-3, 3.29)
First pitch: 6:10pmCST
Lackey got lit up in Miami on Saturday (4.1 IP, 7 ER, 5 K, 3 BB). He was 1-0 with a 1.29 in two starts last year against the Mets. Overall, they are 39-166 (.235) against him. Granderson is 10-41 with a HR.
Matz, who is dealing with a bone spur, was given an extra day—as if that will help. He had a no-decision in Atlanta his last time out (4.1 IP, 6 ER, 0 K, 0 BB). He’s 0-2 with a 5.91 so far this year. None of the Cubs have faced him.
Hammel (7-4, 2.58) versus deGrom (3-4, 2.67) tomorrow at 6:10pmCST.
Cubster 36 min 3 sec ago (view)
Didn't the prospect from the Mets also have shoulder surgery?
tim815 1 hour 39 min ago (view)
Exactly what I wanted.
Jackstraw 1 hour 47 min ago (view)
Just because I watch the Cubs, that doesn't mean I watch all the Cubs. I've watched all of Brothers or Ryan I ever intend to. Seeing them suck repeatedly when I already know they are going to suck is bad for my psychological well being.
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 hours 49 min ago (view)
It's a movie not worth seeing a second time, kinda like when they made a second Hangover movie. At least until it's gotten good again (unlike the third Hangover movie). Especially if the reluctance to spend is a permanent thing.
Eric S 6 hours 56 min ago (view)
Thanks, AZ Phil! Wasn't aware of that injury and hope he's healed up.
crunch 8 hours 12 min ago (view)
ive seen this movie before.
this movie sucks.
Arizona Phil 8 hours 13 min ago (view)
TIM: For Nick Castellanos, he would have to opt-out within five days after the conclusion of the 2021 World Series.
Arizona Phil 8 hours 15 min ago (view)
First of all, I cannot see Ricketts ever allowing another Heyward-type free-agent contract (multi-years for mega-bucks), even if it's Mike Trout. So Kris Bryant and Javier Baez are not coming back.
Arizona Phil 9 hours 15 min ago (view)
I saw quite a bit of Alexander Canario. I was at the game last year when he made the sliding catch at Sloan Park and tore up his shoulder and had to be carted off the field. I think he had surgery after that. But Canario is (or at least was) a pretty good prospect. Hopefully he comes back 100% from the shoulder injury.
tim815 10 hours 36 min ago (view)
Actually, Nick Castellanos and his opt out.
crunch 11 hours 24 min ago (view)
hendricks wins #13...11 in a row.
dude leads MLB in wins...and also hits given up.
Dolorous Jon Lester 12 hours 9 min ago (view)
I think we're going to get very experimental over these last two months in the high leverage spots. Only caveat is they may want to see if Wick can handle the 9th once he's back.
That, I'm pretty sure Ryan would have been my last guess to close out a game. Either him or Megill.
crunch 12 hours 12 min ago (view)
javy swings on 3-0 pitch, outside, fouls off.
javy strikes out, foul tip low and outside.
crunch 12 hours 15 min ago (view)
baez coming into the bottom 9th, down by 1, man on 1st.
standing O. NY loves him so far. part of the crowd is chanting "javy" and others "baez"...they'll figure it out in a few games.
crunch 12 hours 22 min ago (view)
k.ryan coming in for the save, but j.jewell is in the pen warming up...don't think anyone is officially "closer"
Dolorous Jon Lester 12 hours 24 min ago (view)
If we're looking to tank next year I think it would be wise to keep Brothers, Morgan, and Ryan. Toss em in high leverage spots, too.