Cubs @ Padres: Series Thread (Games 60-62)

The Cubs avoided a sweep in San Francisco thanks to a pair of homers from the most recent team MVP candidate, Patrick Wisdom. Next, they have a 3-game rematch with the Padres. See below for pitching matchup.

Game 60, Monday, June 7, 9:10 pm central

CHC: RHP Adbert Alzolay (4-4, 3.70 ERA)

SDP: LHP Ryan Weathers (2-2, 2.06 ERA)

Alzolay won his last start, striking out 7 Padres and going five innings with only one earned run.

Weather's took a loss to the Cubs on June 1, allowing 4 earned runs in five innings. Wisdom and Contreras each took the rookie left-handed deep. 

Game 61, Tuesday, June 8, 9:10 pm central

CHC: RHP Zach Davies (2-3, 4.94 ERA)

SDP: RHP Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 2.50 ERA)

Davies took a loss in his last start, allowing four earned runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings pitched to the Giants. He has not yet faced the Padres in 2021.

Lamet had his longest start of the season when he pitched four innings against the Cubs and allowed one earned run and collected six strikeouts. It was a promising outing for a pitcher who has been building up innings very slowly.

Game 62, Wednesday, June 9, 3:10 pm central

CHC: RHP Jake Arrieta (5-6, 5.26 ERA)

SDP: RHP Yu Darvish (6-1, 2.25 ERA)

Arrieta was limited to two innings in his last start. He allowed six earned runs to the Giants before exiting and enduring the remainder of a bout of food poisoning. His previous outing was also a short affair, and a bit wild to boot, when he allowed four walks and five runs, two earned, in 3.2 innings pitched against the Reds. This will be his first appearance of the season agains the Padres.

Darvish takes the mound for the first time against the team that traded him for a season of Zach Davies and a handful of promising youngsters. While the Cubs have streaked their way to the depths of the division, to the top, and now to second place, Darvish has provided the stability at the top of the Padres' rotation that the Cubs have sorely missed. Last time out, he collected his sixth win while pitching 5.1 innings and allowing two earned runs to the Mets.

The Cubs will enjoy a day off on Thursday before returning to Wrigley to take on the Cardinals.


marisnick up and playing CF, k.stewart down.

baez out with a thumb owie.

Also, Nick Martini cleared waivers and was sent outright to AAA Iowa. He has 48 hours to elect free-agency, but he will probably defer it until after the conclusion of the MLB regular season. 

alzolay to the 10d IL (blister) and k.stewart makes a quick return.

happ playing 2nd for the finale.

Quite a lineup we have, with no KB, Javy, or Willson

...and our cheap ace that was traded away for teenagers on the mound for the other team.

.....Biblical losses!


As we all knew going into 2018, it remains so today!

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  • crunch 26 min 8 sec ago (view)

    he -really- needs to cue into this is a cubs broadcast and not a national/neutral broadcast.

    dude...don't get excited about marlins 3-run homers.


  • crunch 1 hour 53 min ago (view)

    lot of people wanted him when len left.  he's got a long game calling history, but not too much for baseball.  he did host "baseball tonight" for ESPN for a quite a while, so the game isn't a mystery to him.

    i find him a bit boring/dry.  some people like that he has that oldschool "announcer voice" thing going on.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 2 hours 11 min ago (view)

    He's uhhh.. not very good at it. Glad he wasn't the hire for the main role.


  • crunch 2 hours 25 min ago (view)

    wow...chris myers calling the cubs game for some reason (boog out for the MIA series).

    he is a marquee talent, but he's not been used to call a game as far as i know.

    also, zach davies looks like a kid in pajamas in those dark blue "wrigleyville" uniforms.


  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    t.williams threw a 25 pitch pen thursday


  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    tonight's game (thursday) is free game, btw.


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have optioned RHP Robert Stock back to AAA Iowa, and recalled LHP Brad Wieck. 


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of RHSP Mike Hauschild (ex-TOR) from Lexington (Atlantic League) and he has been asigned to AAA Iowa. 

    The Cubs are clearly beating the bushes of indepenent league baseball. Hauschild is the sixth player acquired by the Cubs from independent league teams in the last month (Jose Almonte, Tyler Ladendorf, Tim Susnara, Matt Warkentin, and Jarod Wright are the other five). 


  • crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    (c) hendricks gives up at least 60 homers in the regular season

    seriously, though...wisdom has "slowed down" the past 10 days or so, but he still managed a couple homers.  he's got a damn good shot at 20+ even if bote+duffy come back to steal a little time from him.


  • Charlie 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    This Mets series is going poorly, so... off-topic question. Which of these outcomes do you currently think is more likely in 2021: (a) Javy hits at least 40 homeruns in the regular season, (b) Patrick Wisdom hits at least 20 homeruns in the regular season.


  • crunch 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    wow...and he's done for the night.  that's not good...well, for mets fans.

    "right shoulder soreness"


  • crunch 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    meanwhile...degrom with 8 Ks through 3 perfect innings.  he's also got a RBI single.


  • crunch 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    and d.smith gets HBP.

    this is high end next level strategy.  you beat degrom by injuring everyone until they have to forfeit the game.  moneyballs.


  • crunch 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    ow...villar got nailed in the ear and the back of the head by a throw from lobaton on a stolen base.


  • Arizona Phil 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    CHARLIE: You are absolutely right.

    Granted there are existing rules prohibiting pitchers from using foreign substances, but you don't change enforcement protocols suddenly in the middle of the season. Pitchers should be given an opportunity to make adjustments during the course of Spring Training before any new enforcement policy is implememted.

    This can and should be addressed in the upcoming CBA negotiations. Not now. 


  • Charlie 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    That was definitely my position prior to this year. But I am starting to buy into the claim that almost all pitchers are using something, even if it is rosin and sunscreen in many cases.