Cubs @ Reds: Hendricks vs. Roark (Game 39)
CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-4, 3.19 ERA)
CIN: RHP Tanner Roark (3-1, 3.27 ERA)
First pitch 5:40pmCDT
Hendricks has been fantastic in his last two starts. He followed up his 81-pitch shutout with an eight inning start allowing 1 unearned run. Watch out for Joey Votto, 8-18 against Hendricks but cold to start the year.
Tanner Roark has been pretty good in his first 8 starts of 2019. Last time out he pitched 6 shutout innings allowing three hits and two walks against the A's. He's been solid against the current Cubs, who have a .653 collective OPS in 95 ABs. Kris Bryant is 5-11 with a homer against him.
Sorry for the belated post!
Eric S 47 min 44 sec ago (view)
Another lefty Padre starter and JHey gets a breather. Robel in LF (batting 5th) Almora CF (leadoff) and Bryant in RF
Charlie 2 hours 18 min ago (view)
Mike Leake? Check that guy's locker for a genie lamp.
bradsbeard 2 hours 32 min ago (view)
AZ Phil, your writeup here suggests a player on the restricted list in Zobrist’s situation cannot be reinstated between August 1 and October 31. Does Zobrist actually have to be reinstated this month to play at all the rest of the season?
crunch 11 hours 31 min ago (view)
base hit to lead off top 9th...aww.
killer performance and there should be enough in the tank to easily get the CG (only 79 pitches).
crunch 11 hours 58 min ago (view)
m.leake (SEA) perfect through 7ip, 67 pitches
crunch 12 hours 31 min ago (view)
STL down by 7...so they score 10 in the 6th...and barely manage to win a 12-11 game.
Craig A. 15 hours 47 min ago (view)
Of course, the Cubs knew he was delicate when they signed him, but Maddon pushed him anyway. How much value is there to an elite player who can’t be used very much?
Eric S 17 hours 31 min ago (view)
Bote’s numbers trending down unfortunately - not far from Russell‘s
bradsbeard 18 hours 1 min ago (view)
Bryant’s always been pretty good in LF. It’s RF where he looks most awkward to me. Something about staying on the left side of the field maybe. I think you’ll see Bryant and Schwarber platooned in LF going forward, though that might depend on Bote’s ability to start hitting LHP again.
Eric S 18 hours 30 min ago (view)
Cubs win and this Kimbrel pickup paying dividends
crunch 18 hours 35 min ago (view)
he's a low level jerk, but i find it hard to hate the guy when he doesn't try ducking an interview to explain wtf his problem is.
Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 39 min ago (view)
Too many of our relief arms have excelled at blowing late leads. Strop and Edwards have been the primary ones.
Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 40 min ago (view)
He’s sipping drinks on a beach?
Could he be Mai Tai Guy???
crunch 18 hours 48 min ago (view)
SD defense is the player of the game.
Eric S 18 hours 55 min ago (view)
Should the Cubs go on to win this game ... wow. Some crazy-stupid self inflicted damage that they’ve somehow skirted.
Eric S 19 hours 2 min ago (view)
Strop has become very adroit at blowing leads giving up the long ball (same thing last Friday coming off the all star break?)