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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  • Hagsag 3 hours 19 sec ago (view)

    Explain how Lobaton is on this team?


  • Jackstraw 12 hours 23 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have looked pretty April for the last week.


  • George Altman 13 hours 53 min ago (view)

    I'm pretty sure I've seen enough of Arrieta and Davies to last me the rest of the summer. 


  • crunch 16 hours 28 min ago (view)

    e.sogard pitching...the highlight of the last 2 games, easy...

    3 popouts...threw mid/high 60s batting practice lobs with some sink

    he's scoreless through 2ip in his career.  david ross career pitching comps...


  • crunch 17 hours 25 min ago (view)

    same...only it's coffee...which isn't helping.  yesterday's trash game got a sequel.


  • crunch 17 hours 27 min ago (view)

    yeah...we can go ahead and send cory abbott back down...


  • crunch 17 hours 38 min ago (view)

    hopefully the cubs can work out an extension for jason heyward to keep him around til then.


  • Hagsag 17 hours 39 min ago (view)

    This game is making me drink a lot.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 17 hours 50 min ago (view)

    Just wait til the 2030 season, those kids will be entering their prime then. Look out NL Central!


  • crunch 18 hours 54 min ago (view)

    im starting to think spending 12.6m of payroll on davies/arrietta while trading darvish away for davies and a slew of kids that dont even make the cubs top 10 prospect list wasn't a good idea.

    oh yeah, cubs gave SD money in that deal, too...that's even better.


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of RHP Justin Shafer (ex-MIA) from Kansas City (American Association) and he has been assigned to AAA Iowa. 


  • crunch 1 day 11 hours 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 day 13 hours 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 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

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


  • crunch 1 day 13 hours 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 2 days 12 hours ago (view)

    t.williams threw a 25 pitch pen thursday