Cubs vs. Rockies: Series Thread (Games 127-129)
The Cubs will be working to break a 13-game home losing streak as they take on the Colorado Rockies. See below for the 3-game matchups.
Game 127, Monday, August 23, 7:05 pm central
CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (14-5, 4.04 ERA)
COL: RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-9, 4.58 ERA)
Hendricks bounced back from a horrendous start, and end of his undefeated streak, to pitch six innings and allow only one earned run in Cincinnati. He remains the Cubs' only bonified MLB starting pitcher.
The 26-year-old Senzatela has been coaxing groundballs at the major league level since 2017. He took a step forward in the shortened season and has continued to progress in 2021. He misses few bats, but he also limits the walks and keeps the ball on the ground pretty effectively.
Game 128, Tuesday, August 24, 7:05 pm central
CHC: LHP Justin Steele (2-2, 3.22 ERA)
COL: RHP German Marquez (11-9, 3.80 ERA)
Steele showed off some decent heat and a sharp slider in his last start, collecting five strikeouts in four innings. He walked three as well, however, and could not go past the fourth inning.
Marquez got blasted in San Francisco a couple starts ago and allowed three earned runs in 6.1 innings in his last start. Before that he'd had about a month-and-a-half of solid starts.
Game 129, Wednesday, August 25, 1:20 pm central
CHC: RHP Zach Davies (6-10, 5.04 ERA)
COL: LHP Austin Gomber (9-7, 4.15 ERA)
Is Zach Davies having the worst season of his career? Yes. Is he still better than most of the other options currently available to the Cubs? Apparently.
Gomber has struggled to miss bats for a couple starts in a row and has allowed eight earned runs in his last nine innings pitched. That's come on six walks and thirteen hits. His velo is also down a tad since the height of the season, so he may be showing some signs of weariness.
crunch 6 hours 45 min ago (view)
corey seager signed a deal for 32.5m a year and that means carlos correa is having a really great day.
Dolorous Jon Lester 7 hours 20 min ago (view)
Texas has a wildly expensive middle infield. They've also set the market really high for the remaining SS. And they did it single handedly.
crunch 8 hours 47 min ago (view)
c.seager goes to TEX for 10/325.
they've committed to spend 1/2 billion this week (marcus semien added, too).
meanwhile, the cubs complained to the local paper about how their new multi-million dollar sports betting lounge isn't a casino and they sent out a "cyber monday" ad to offer the great deal of it costing nothing to get on the season tickets waiting list.
it already is and will continue to be a hell of a 24 hours. maybe the cubs will *shrug* i dunno...do something worth talking about.
crunch 12 hours 54 min ago (view)
BA released their top-10 cubs prospects list...
1. Brennen Davis
2. Cristian Hernandez
3. Brailyn Marquez
4. Pete Crow-Armstrong
5. Jordan Wicks
6. Kevin Alcantara
7. Caleb Kilian
8. Owen Caissie
9. DJ Herz
10. Yohendrick Pinango
reggie preciado got robbed.
crunch 13 hours 21 min ago (view)
m.scherzer mets 3/130m (wow)
that's more than the entire payroll for PIT last season per year and only a bit less than what BAL, CLE, and MIA paid out.
crunch 13 hours 27 min ago (view)
both are equally useful to a baseball team.
Dolorous Jon Lester 14 hours 37 min ago (view)
The violinist or the camera staring afficionado?
Hagsag 14 hours 38 min ago (view)
Taylor Davis might be next.
Dolorous Jon Lester 14 hours 56 min ago (view)
STOP THE PRESSES! They signed someone. Some random lefty RP named Locke St.John.
Sounds like a Bond villain.
Dolorous Jon Lester 14 hours 57 min ago (view)
That's a good way of looking at it. The race for the top draft pick is a pretty hardcore competition, too.
crunch 15 hours 37 min ago (view)
hey, they're working hard as hell.
just last week tom ricketts and other chicago sports team owners went out of their way to respond to a Tribune article calling sports betting lounges "casinos" by co-authoring a letter to the paper.
DraftKings being happy seems to be the cubs #1 offseason priority.
Sonicwind75 16 hours 31 min ago (view)
Just depends on what your definition of "being competitive" means. Technically the Cubs (barring a strike) will be "competing" against other baseball teams and therefore will "be competitive".
Dolorous Jon Lester 16 hours 52 min ago (view)
Flurries of activity and Cubs crickets.
BuT wE'rE tRyInG tO cOmPeTe!
Hagsag 20 hours 12 min ago (view)
Hey, Jed didn't lie. He said this wasn't a rebuild.
crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)
...and that was fake.
you can't even rely on a blue checkmark account anymore on twitter. thanks world.
okay, that was a real account (blue check) who retweeted someone they thought was real. this is inception-level internet stupidity and the account he re-tweeted is now disabled.
crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
cubs weren't linked heavily, but m.semien is off the board to the rangers...7/175m
trevor story seems to be the most cubs-linked middle IF'r, but i havent heard anything about story/cubs in weeks.