Cubs @ Marlins: Darvish vs. Richards (Game 15)

CHC (5-9): RHP Yu Darvish (0-2, 7.50 ERA)
MIA (4-12): RHP Trevor Richards (0-1, 2.00 ERA)
First pitch 6:10pmCDT

Management opts to skip Chatwood's spot start after the postponement, and Darvish takes the mound in Miami. He was a little bit better last time around, allowing 5 hits and 0 BBs n 5.1 IP. But he was tagged for 2 homeruns and the bullpen let him down. Did you know Curtis Granderson is still in the majors? At 38 years old and on his 16th major league season, Granderson is 1-12 against Darvish.

25-year-old righty Trevor Richards goes for Miami. He made 25 starts last year with 9.26 strikeouts and 3.85 walks per nine innings. He's sporting a low ERA here at the beginning of the season (2.00 to last year's 4.42), having given up only 10 hits in his 18 innings. Richards relies heavily on a changeup, which somewhat reduces the platoon advantage. Everyone but Daniel Descalso (0-1) starts with a clean slate against him.

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zobrist(2nd)/byrant(LF)/rizzo/baez/heyward/contreras/bote(3rd)/almora/darvish

for those that havent seen the updates they've made to the park @MIA, it no longer looks like a tacky discount aquatic theme park from 1985.

LAA game rescheduled for June 3 at Wrigley. LAA goes from Seattle to Chicago for 1 game and then back to LA. Good for them!

they should have played.

snow games are pointless, awful, and fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL63yC64Qu4

I've never seen that... fantastic!  Or they could do an MLB fog bowl game... that would be neat until somebody died due to blunt force trauma from the pitched/batted ball. 

this MIA team is all kinds of assorted awful...i dunno how they've won 4 games so far.

darvish's night comes to an end after a long delay caused by a high-90s fastball HBP off the batter's thigh that then caught the ump in the throat.

5.2ip 4h 4bb 8k, 1 HBP, 2r/er

he could have easily finished the inning out given he had only thrown 96 pitches, but k.ryan was warm enough to come in anyway...and he gets a 3 pitch K.

btw, darvish's HBP wasn't retaliation for the 3 cubs HBP earlier in the game, nor was it treated that way by either team...MIA simply sucks that badly...

I think that caught more than Brinson's thigh.

truth...

there was a lot of action on that pitch.

Yes, lots of action on the pitch & no more action for Brinson... HIYO!!!

[Send sound: America's Funniest Home Videos horn.]

neat.

that said, he did epic horrible this winter (7+ ERA/2+ whip) on part 1 of his latest comeback so i wouldn't expect to see this go anywhere.

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  • Eric S 3 hours 58 min ago (view)

    Definitely was time for Monty and/or Chatwood to move on.

     

  • crunch 4 hours 2 min ago (view)

    pretty much washes out the $$, but i was kinda sick of montgomery.  it's not much of a gamble for KC given that monty has club control years left.

    all D with a little pop...better option than t.davis, at least.

    hopefully this move isn't because contreras might be DL bound.

     

  • Eric S 4 hours 3 min ago (view)

    Per the internet, Cubs have traded for KC catcher Martin Maldonado. 🤷‍♂️ 

    Update: trade in exchange for Mike Montgomery

    Well that will clear up a spot in the bullpen at a minimum and perhaps kicks Descalso to the curb in the process to clear room on the bench for Maldonado 

    Well shit. Willson to the 10 day IL with a strained arch to the right foot (shakes angry fist at Rosario for his wildness at the root of this).  Guess Descalso will get to relax, strike out and eat sunflower seeds on the bench for a while longer. 

     

  • Eric S 4 hours 37 min ago (view)

    Just a putrid game in a lot of respects. Cubs futility against the Reds is highly annoying. 

     

  • crunch 4 hours 41 min ago (view)

    cubs lose, cards move into 2nd in the central.

     

  • Eric S 4 hours 41 min ago (view)

    Happ starting to make some noise in Iowa with a three hit night, with two homers (now 15 for the season), raising his average to .240 - I don’t think it’s been that high for several months.  I believe he’s had a number of multi-hit games the last couple of weeks to help bump up the average. 

     

  • Eric S 5 hours 10 min ago (view)

    Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen reminding Theo that he’s significantly better than both of Theo‘s big offseason acquisitions of Brach and Descalso in both pitching and hitting. Perhaps Brach is the better base runner?

     

  • crunch 5 hours 11 min ago (view)

    heyward - 1

    bat - 0

     

  • crunch 5 hours 18 min ago (view)

    bad D has directly resulted in at least 3 of tonight's reds runs.

     

  • Eric S 5 hours 20 min ago (view)

    Brach has inherited 15 runs - some how, some way, 50 of them have scored

     

  • Eric S 5 hours 28 min ago (view)

    I bet Hendricks wasn’t envisioning seeing both Rosario and Brach pitching in the 8th after leaving with a 3-2 lead after six.

     

  • Eric S 5 hours 42 min ago (view)

    Been a month since Rizzo hit a dinger. Tonight would be a good time to get off the schnide. 

     

  • Eric S 5 hours 51 min ago (view)

    First half Cubs showed up for the top of the seventh - yuck

     

  • crunch 5 hours 52 min ago (view)

    bote...dude...ow.

    also, dude, cishek.

     

  • crunch 6 hours 19 min ago (view)

    can't think of a much better way to spend some loot, myself.  sounds awesome.

     

  • michael2z 6 hours 48 min ago (view)

    I try to go to a three-game series every year. I have been taking my son for years and began taking two of my grandsons the last four years and plan on bringing all three to a series next year. I was born and raised in the Chicago area and I still have family there (my cousins own the Twin Anchors restaurant in Old Town). 

    Yes, the cost is much, but the time with family is truly priceless. Trying to enjoy the time I’ve got left, hoping that the boys have a great time and memories to share for generations