Nationals @ Cubs: Roark vs Arrieta (NLDS Game 4)
WAS (1-2): RHP Tanner Roark (0-0, —)
CHC (2-1): RHP Jake Arrieta (0-0, —)
First pitch: 3:00pmCST (TBS)
Arrieta left his last start early (Sept. 26 in St. Louis) with a strained hamstring. Let’s hope it holds up. He went 3 innings and gave up 3 runs and was tagged with the loss.
He went 14-10 with a 3.53 for the season, including going 5-2 with a 2.90 at Wrigley. In 7 post-season starts, Arrieta has a 3.64 ERA.
Jake gave up 5 ER in 4 innings and lost to the Nationals in DC in June. Overall, they are 32-134 (.239) against him. Rendon is 4-11; Murphy is 5-17. Lind and Werth have taken him deep.
Roark last pitched an inning of relief (Oct. 1) against the Pirates, in which he gave up 2 ER. He gave up 6 ER in 4.2 innings in Philly, for the loss. For the season, he went 13-11 with a 4.67. On the road, he went 7-5 with a 4.26.
He beat the Cubs at Wrigley in June (6.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 K, 3 BB). For their careers, they are 17-79 (.215) against him. Bryant is 5-11 with a HR.
Hey, let’s close out the series at home—and on Trans’s birthday!
Charlie 7 hours 8 min ago (view)
He didn't walk anybody! Woohoo!
crunch 7 hours 41 min ago (view)
phew...wow. cubs win.
Eric S 7 hours 49 min ago (view)
Hopefully Ryan is more 88-87 tonite instead of 86-85
crunch 7 hours 51 min ago (view)
wow, kimbrel out with 1 out, men on 2nd/3rd.
0.1 ip 2h 0bb 1k
k.ryan coming in.
Wrigley Rat 8 hours 14 min ago (view)
So MLB has changed the rules again. Instead of going from 30 to 28 to 26 players this year, teams will only go from 30 to 28 this Thursday and stay at 28 through the post-season.
Thinking about the Cubs potential moves, I would imagine that Jose Quintana and Brad Weick will be added at some point before the post-season and Rex Brothers, Colin Rea, Justin Steele, and one of Josh Phegley or Daniel Winkler would be sent down to South Bend (or released).
crunch 8 hours 16 min ago (view)
jeffress used in the 8th...easy one for him. looks like kimbrell is still the 9th inning guy.
crunch 9 hours 19 min ago (view)
he's done nothing extordinary out there, but he's looked a lot more comfortable out there this year.
he was especially bad at anything near the line the last few seasons, not making the play or getting over there so late somewhat ordinary popouts looked like great effort. small sample size and all, but it looks like he has a bit more of a clue. if he can be at least average-ish out there, his arm gives him a nice plus on top of it.
Childersb3 9 hours 54 min ago (view)
Anyone else think Souza isn't any better than Almora?
Should Souza's PAs go to Almora?
Eric S 9 hours 55 min ago (view)
Schwarbs looks more comfortable defensively in left field than Souza
Eric S 9 hours 59 min ago (view)
JHey joins the HR crowd - woot woot!!!
Eric S 10 hours 13 min ago (view)
Ideally would prefer Hendricks not pitch right after Mills given their similar profiles
crunch 10 hours 57 min ago (view)
bryant / rizzo / baez / schwarber(DH) / contreras / heyward / souza(LF) / kipnis / happ
Eric S 11 hours 25 min ago (view)
Nick Castellanos with HR number 6 tonight against the Indians. He's just killing it to start the season
crunch 13 hours 46 min ago (view)
i haven't heard anything beyond speculation. i don't even know if it was even addressed in the mlbpa/owners agreement, but i imagine it is in some way.
Sonicwind75 13 hours 51 min ago (view)
Has there been any indication on how much effort will be made to make up the games lost to a team Covid shutdown?
crunch 13 hours 56 min ago (view)
cubs gave d.bote a highlight reel tweet from his 3 notable plays last night.