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.

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a.reyes (STL) broke his left pinky finger after his game thursday night (AAA) punching a wall.

being a true professional, he was punching walls with his non-throwing hand.

out 3-4 weeks.

the oft-injured, once upon a time mega-prospect is having a horrible comeback as it relates to his command/control.  he doesn't turn 25 for a few months.

to extras!

think this is the first extra inning game for the cubs this season.

contreras attempting to steal home on a toss back to the pitcher from the catcher.

i have no words.

no, it didn't work.

I liked it. It was a closer play than I would've thought.

I agree it was worth trying given how hapless the offense had looked over the several innings prior to that play.

2 groundouts...then walks the bases loaded.

maples!

97-98 mph Chatwood for closer?!? Wow

2019...oh no, the bases are loaded...better bring in chatwood.

also 2019...hopefully we can hang onto this one and maybe heyward's bat can send us home.

also also 2019...chatwood hits a double in the 15th inning and eventually comes around to score to give the cubs the lead.

zobrist 2r triple...so awesome.

phewwwwwwwwwwwwwww... wow...heart attack win.

"that 45th out can be the toughest." - jd

14-12, cubs move into 2nd place (2.5 back from STL), day off tomorrow, late game @SEA on tuesday...

jd cracks me up on a regular basis.

The Chatwood game - he takes no prisoners!

Alan Webster and hanging sliders begging to be crushed. Oh man. 

I-Cubs had a 15 run first inning yesterday including 2 grand slams and a 2 run HR. Addison Russell was 2-2 w a double and HR.

Time for a Mike Wellman eye witness report!

Had to leave after Game 1. Gotta be the MLB balls.

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  • Jackstraw 1 hour 18 sec ago (view)

    Last 30 games ERA: 5.47

    Last 15 games ERA: 6.08

    Last 7 games ERA: 9.45

    To quote Herb Brooks, "You're playing worse every day and right now you're playing like it's next month."

     

  • crunch 1 hour 5 min ago (view)

    contreras expected to be activated Wednesday.

    also, this is one hell of a slow trade market with the deadline 8 days away.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 46 min ago (view)

    Further losses and probably some of the recent ones Strop has coughed up too. It’s very frustrating there’s no talk of moving him down the relief depth chart too. Just “he’ll figure it out and get himself right.” I don’t think so, Joe!

     

  • Jackstraw 7 hours 16 min ago (view)

    Yes, yes, and yes.  Except for the very best in the game, relievers have the most variability in performance from year to year.  Kintzler was horrible last year, and is very very good in 2019.  Strop was good last year, this year his 5.47 ERA has been well earned.

    This problem has a simple solution of Cishek-Kintzler-Kimbrell for the 7th-8th-9th.  Any further losses due to Strop in the 8th are on Joe.

     

  • Eric S 7 hours 27 min ago (view)

    We’re nearing August and Strop’s ERA is a tick under 5.50 - #notafluke

     

  • Charlie 8 hours 8 min ago (view)

    I had to ditch this one after the 7th to get some sleep, and, boy--right choice.

     

  • Eric S 8 hours 13 min ago (view)

    To everyone in Cub nation except the folks that matter. Exasperating. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 8 hours 29 min ago (view)

    I think its  past time where Strop shouldn’t be the 8th inning guy anymore....

     

  • erich081 16 hours 16 min ago (view)

    Brach in during a one run game where the ball seems to be flying out of the park? I too like to live dangerously.

     

  • Eric S 16 hours 32 min ago (view)

    Robel’s 454 foot splashdown - 6th longest homer by a Cub this season

    https://twitter.com/cubs/status/1153486434659119104?s=21

     

  • Arizona Phil 17 hours 57 min ago (view)

    RHP Aneuris Rosario (2014 IFA - Dominican Republic) has been reinstated from the Disqualified List. Now 24, Rosario spent four seasons in the DSL (2014-17) and was the one-time closer for DSL Cubs #1. He hasn't pitched since 2017.  

     

  • Charlie 18 hours 18 min ago (view)

    Last hurrah as a starter before the Cubs trade for an outfielder who gets on base?

     

  • crunch 19 hours 17 min ago (view)

    i wonder why almora's started almost every game the past week+, especially since he's sucked at it...and he even got to hit leadoff for a game or 2.

     

  • Charlie 19 hours 45 min ago (view)

    Oof. Almora and Maldonado as starters is going to be rough on the offense. Better hope for at least a Garcia triple.

     

  • crunch 20 hours 30 min ago (view)

    schwarber / baez / bryant / rizzo / garcia(2nd) / heyward / almora / maldo / a.mills

    ham gets a AAA rehab start tomorrow.  also, i could do with less almora.

     

  • QuietMan 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Edwards optioned to Iowa per Jesse Rogers,