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.
crunch 35 min 9 sec ago (view)
2019...cubs fan...being thankful heyward and chatwood are around...wtf...
Eric S 1 hour 21 min ago (view)
Like having a 5-1 lead going into the ninth?
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 hours 17 min ago (view)
With our vaunted late inning tandem of Tyler Chatwood and Rowan Wick!
Who would have thought?
Jackstraw 2 hours 18 min ago (view)
Cubs 1-10 with RISP in the series. Left lots of ducks on the pond. Could take some of the pressure off the pen.
Jackstraw 2 hours 19 min ago (view)
You could hit your thumb with a hammer. Or take a big bite of wayyyy too hot pizza. Just sayin.
Eric S 2 hours 23 min ago (view)
I’m a little surprised and confused that Bote wasn’t in the infield in the ninth? Wth - need that one out boot to complete my day
crunch 2 hours 24 min ago (view)
cubs win! about time.
Eric S 2 hours 33 min ago (view)
Cubs have to scratch mightily to get two runs against the mighty second half buccos
crunch 3 hours 4 min ago (view)
K, diving catch by happ for an out, HBP to load the bases, ground out
PIT has loaded the bases 3 times in this game.
crunch 3 hours 13 min ago (view)
...and we're doing more 0 out, men on base stuff...
2 on, 0 outs...up to 103 pitches and lester's day is done.
bullpen time. oh. boy. neat.
crunch 3 hours 26 min ago (view)
bryant has not forgotten how to hit homers.
crunch 3 hours 29 min ago (view)
2 on, 0 out, and also gets out of that.
btw, bryant has forgotten how to play 3rd base the past 2 innings...da hell...
crunch 3 hours 43 min ago (view)
no one scores! hell yeah. phew.
crunch 3 hours 49 min ago (view)
walking the pitcher to load the bases with 0 outs.
this cubbery is thicker than the humidity.
Jackstraw 4 hours 16 min ago (view)
I knew this was going to be a tough series with the Pirates starting Cy Young last night and Walter Johnson today. Only weird thing is Cy was sporting a 4.59 ERA going into last night and Johnson came into today with a 4.15.
crunch 4 hours 35 min ago (view)
heyward(CF) / cast / bryant / rizzo / baez / russell / happ(LF) / lucroy / lester
lester and lucroy...