Cubs. vs. Diamondbacks: Chatwood vs. Ray (Game 20)
CHC (9-10): RHP Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 6.00 ERA)
ARZ (11-10): LHP Robbie Ray (0-1, 4.64)
First pitch 1:20pmCDT
Chatwood makes his first start of 2019 after having the earlier opportunity yoinked away by a rain out. The official line is that the Cubs are playing the matchups by using Chatwood against ARZ and pushing Quintana back. But AZ Phil suggested they might also intend for ARZ to get a look at Chatwood for a potential trade. The key for Chatwood continues to be commanding his fastball.
Robbie Ray gets the ball for the D-Backs in his 5th start of the season. He's allowed more walks than hits so far, 15 BB and 14 H in 21.0 IP. He's held opposing batters to very low batting averages in the past 3 years, so patience will be especially important.
The cold wind we saw in the past two games has shifted and both teams will enjoy the warm afternoon and a breeze blowing out to center. I wish you all some holiday (Cub) homeruns.
Eric S 2 hours 57 min ago (view)
And Joe pinch hits for Descalso again today - now 205/277/316 on the year. But no need to put a jumpy-jump in the parking lot during spring training like they did last year for TLS so it balances out.
crunch 3 hours 20 min ago (view)
tommy lastella hit his 12th homer of the year...grand slam.
tim815 3 hours 52 min ago (view)
Not sure why any of the teams would only have enough talent for one XSL game.
crunch 5 hours 5 min ago (view)
aww...cubs were a pest all game, but couldn't overcome.
crunch 5 hours 8 min ago (view)
omfg chatwood...with the bat.
crunch 5 hours 9 min ago (view)
RIP heyward's bat.
shout out to bo jackson...that was a clean break.
it was a swing/miss with no contact so it's doubtful it was a cracked bat.
Eric S 5 hours 36 min ago (view)
Bullpen reclamation project Kyle Ryan’s ERA now 5.06. Bummer
crunch 5 hours 52 min ago (view)
wow baez...also, wow rizzo.
call overturned, but that was a hell of an "almost" play.
crunch 8 hours 43 min ago (view)
he's thrown so little of his other stuff lately that i can't even guess and sure don't know.
he's always been fastball-heavy, but it's almost exclusively fastball now.
he gets movement on a 95-97mph fastball...that's a positive about it if he's gonna continously offer it up.
VirginiaPhil 8 hours 48 min ago (view)
crunch 9 hours 12 min ago (view)
schwarber / baez / rizzo / contreras / heyward / almora / descalso / lester / bote
i guess we're in for 2-20 random games of "pitcher hits 8th" before suddenly deciding that's not a thing anymore...again
crunch 15 hours 35 min ago (view)
it had to feel good for him to get that standing O at the home ballpark.
he's still throwing almost nothing but fastballs exclusively, though...wonder what's up with that.
Hagsag 16 hours 26 min ago (view)
Chatwood is becoming a force in the BP.
QuietMan 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
ALMORA GRAND SLAM!!!
way to break a tie.
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)