Cubs @ Diamondbacks: Quintana vs. Weaver (Game 26)
CHC (13-12): José Quintana (3-1, 3.21 ERA)
ARZ (16-12): Luke Weaver (2-1, 3.33 ERA)
First pitch 3:20pmCDT
Quintana starts the rubber game in search of a 4th straight quality start. He's gone 7 in each of his last three games and stuck out 25 batters while walking only 3 in those 21 innings. Adam Jones has given him trouble in the past. He has 9 hits including 2 homeruns in 17 ABs.
Weaver has been good for the D-Backs since coming over in the Goldschmidt trade. Last time out he held the Pirates to 1 run in 6.1 IP. He's only given up 2 homeruns in 27 innings of work this season. The Cubs must've beat up on him the last two seasons; Zobrist, Rizzo, Heyward, and Baez all have OPS of 1.000 or higher against him.
The off day tomorrow allows the Cubs to leave it on the field today. They'll swing over to Seattle for a 2-games series Tuesday and Wednesday.
Dolorous Jon Lester 51 min 51 sec ago (view)
I think this is his last option year. And he’s not as cheap as you’d think, he’s a super two qualified player this year.
Charlie 1 hour 1 min ago (view)
Edwards is frustrating at times. Some of that frustration comes from thinking he could be much better than he currently is. But prior to this year (in which he has pitched very few innings), he's overall been an OK relief pitcher in the majors. I'm happy to wait and see on him for quite a while. Still has an option and is cheap, right?
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 hours 33 sec ago (view)
I feel pretty safe in saying that 1. They don’t want him and 2. If they did, things wouldn’t improve for CJ.
Allowing inherited runners and 1-2 of your own in a close game is what I like to call the “Carl Jr Special.” It was formerly a Justin Grimm special, thankfully Carl stepped up to fill that void.
crunch 2 hours 8 min ago (view)
there's always nick castellanos for a chance to rid of edwards...at which point a couple month rental will probably turn edwards into their ace closer or something just as awesome.
Eric S 2 hours 8 min ago (view)
The bitter side of me thinks it should have been a two for one trade for Maldonado
Anyways, has not been a clean series for the Cubs against the Padres - fortunate to have won the series and a 7-2 home stand is a pretty big dill. Or deal. Or something
crunch 2 hours 14 min ago (view)
edwards gonna edwards...blah
bradsbeard 3 hours 42 min ago (view)
Thanks for the clarification. Guess we’ll find out what he’s going to do sooner than later.
crunch 4 hours 46 min ago (view)
delay over, game on.
Arizona Phil 6 hours 23 min ago (view)
And if Zobrist were to consent to an Optional Assignment to the minors for the purpose of getting into playing shape, it could very well be to AA Tennessee (close to his home in Nashville) rather than to AAA Iowa. He might even just play home games for the Smokies and then work out on his own while they are on the road.
Arizona Phil 13 hours 36 min ago (view)
BRADSBEARD: Ben Zobrist (and Tony Barnette) cannot be reinstated from the Restricted List August 1st - October 31st without special approval from the MLB Commissioner (which would be problematic), and Zobrist and Barnette absolutely will - NOT - (under any cicumstances) be eligible to play in the post-season if not reinstated from the Restricted List prior to midnight on August 31st.
Arizona Phil 13 hours 50 min ago (view)
HAGSAG: Pedro Martinez is a bat-first switch-hitting infielder capable of playing 2B-3B-SS (best position is 2B). He runs well and is a savvy baserunner, shows occasional HR power, and is at least as good a hitter as Reivaj Garcia (probably even better).
Jackstraw 1 day 16 min ago (view)
I checked. You are correct. No one. Ever.
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
joe sure likes putting kimbrel to work.
crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
currently a big fan of hispanic puerto ricans...
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
currently a big fan of hispanic italians...
Eric S 1 day 5 hours ago (view)
Almora is an ideal leadoff hitter ... said no one ever.