Cubs vs. Phillies: Series Thread (Games 145-147)

The Cubs dropped three to K.B. and the Giants--two close ones and a laugher. Next, they'll visit the recently underwater city of brotherly love for three games. See below for the daily matchups.


Game 145, Tuesday, Sep. 14, 6:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Adrian Sampson  (0-2, 2.20 ERA)

PHL: RHP Kyle Gibson (10-6, 3.38 ERA)


Game 146, Wednesday, Sep. 15, 6:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Alec Mills (6-6, 4.35 ERA)

PHL: LHP Ranger Suarez (6-4, 1.38 ERA)


Game 147, Thursday, Sep. 16, 5:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (14-6, 4.54 ERA)

PHL: TBD

Comments

heyward to 7d concussion protocol...m.hermosillo from 10d to 60d IL...trayce "is this really all we got in the minors" thompson called up

heyward to 7d concussion protocol...m.hermosillo from 10d to 60d IL...trayce "is this really all we got in the minors" thompson called up

Cubs were going to have to start scraping the bottom of the barrel eventually after bringing up all the Bonus Babies and can't miss guys like Ortega, Schwindel, Wisdom, Rivas, and Alcantra.

If a guy hits 5 homers in 5 games, calling up is possibly worth considering. If an injury.

a.rivas 1st MLB homer.  p.wisdom ties bryant for team rookie HR record.

b.davis 2 HR in his first 2 AAA at bats.

neet.

how about we quit pulling starters after 68 pitches at this point in the cubs season?  damn.

contreras gets an off day behind the plate...comes in to pinch hit...takes a HBP to the ribs.

cubs lose on a passed ball.  2021 yall.

Looks like after tonight, Jon Lester will need just one more win to reach 200 career wins - notwithstanding it helps the Redbirds, hope he gets it this year.

i highly suggest seeking out a highlight reel of his baserunning tonight.

I searched the internets and struck out finding video of Big Jon's baserunning exploits 

https://twitter.com/SNYtv/status/1438300733460340738

bit of an odd pause/delay in the middle of the video for some reason.  there was a better cut video of his baserunning out there, but it seems to have been removed from Twitter.

long story short, he's as timid about baserunning as he is about throwing a baseball anywhere but to a catcher off of a mound.  we saw a little of that with the cubs, but not piling up a bunch in a single inning.

Thanks for posting the video. He seems a little hesitant on the base paths. Crazy thing is he's clearly out-pitched the Cubs staff ace since joining the Cards - WTH has happened to the Professor?

Hammer hammered?

"Please Hammer Don't Hurt Em" - some dude in 1990

"Okay." - JD Hammer 2021

Rivas in the outfield is a no go

Hendricks becomes hammered?

Do we miss the 2021 version of Jake Arrieta?

i'd like the 2021 version of whatever d.ross is smoking bringing m.rucker into a bases loaded, 2 run lead in the 4th situation.

dude saw the situation and said "gimmie that guy with the 8.44era 1.59whip" as the first pen option to protect a lead.

rucker has been in 13 games and given up runs in 8 of them.

And the funny thing is Rucker was the only Cubs pitcher tonight to post 0 runs allowed in the box score. You know things are really out of hand when Ross gives the okay for a Maples appearance.

hendricks last 7 starts...

9er, 1er, 4er, 8er, 6er, 1er, 7er

3.68era - 1.29whip ...to... 4.81era - 1.35whip

I like that the team was absolutely committed to not losing back-to-back games on a walk-off passed ball.

m.rodriguez to 10d IL, a.morgan returns.

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  • Arizona Phil 6 hours 26 min ago (view)

    You can pretty much figure out from my AZIL game reports who the Cubs will likely target if they trade Kyle Hendricks to the Angels during the off-season (which I believe is a distinct possibility).  

     

  • crunch 9 hours 46 min ago (view)

    "On Wednesday, and again on Friday, manager Joe Maddon said the Angels needed to land two front-line starters or risk perpetual mediocrity. On Saturday, Mike Trout said the Angels had “a lot of money to spend” and the offseason was “going to be big.”"

    $180.3m payroll and the star player + manager softly demanding more talent.

    wait.  you can do that?

    hey d.ross and...umm...hold up...do you have to have a star player to make this kind of demand?  sigh.

     

  • tim815 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    Exactly. Teams realized that under-playing the rest of the season, and assessing what's currently on-hand, works. At least, better than pickung three or four spots lower on the draft board with less spending space.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    It required a good amount of luck, and the other hard part is like a third of the league are tanking now too. Last time it was basically us and Houston.

     

  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    this team is very hard to watch.  i can't take this for 1-2 more years.  i hope the 2022 plan is at least hybrid-competitive (team built to compete, but trade-ready if failing mid-season).

    rebuilding on total destruction for a slew of 1st round picks for years is/was lame even if those 1st round picks was pretty much all that worked for the cubs in the theo-era drafts.

     

  • K Dub 2 days 8 hours ago (view)

    PHIL: Thanks for the update on Devers. Are you able to give us some more context (velocity, pitch mix, etc)? Also, was Drew Gray included in the group you compared Devers to when you said Devers was "by far" the ACL Cubs best pitching prospect? I ask because I know Gray only pitched 4 innings this season. 

    Thanks! 

     

  • crunch 2 days 9 hours ago (view)

    cards 15 wins a row...franchise record

     

  • Hagsag 2 days 21 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have no starting pitching right now with Carl in a funk.

     

  • Eric S 3 days 3 hours ago (view)

     Cubs were Nootbaar'ed to the tune of 12-4 in Game 2

     

  • Cubster 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    With a Doubleheader loss, the Cubs are back on track for a better draft choice. Right now at 67 wins they pick #7, just ahead of KC and Minnesota who have 68-69 wins. 

     

  • crunch 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    the shit sandwich that is zach davies is a 6 foot party sub.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    I am celebrating the day he signs with another team this offseason. I didn't know I could hate him more than I did when he was in Milwaukee but here we are!

     

  • crunch 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    wisdom can hit some bombs when he does connect..wow.

    also davies still sucks.

     

  • tim815 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    McAvene is struggling against hitters in Instructs. He's not ready for the AZ Fall League. I'd expect to see Juan Gamez otr Aneuris Rosario first. Vazquez, I agree with, entirely.

     

  • bradsbeard 3 days 9 hours ago (view)

    On the position player side, Amaya if he's healthy. Chase Strumpf makes a lot of sense (missed some time early and late, missed all of last year). Nelson Velazquez maybe as a Rule 5 guy if they're on the fence. Cam Balego and Andy Weber are two other candidates if healthy. Luis Vazquez could also use more upper level PAs and would make sense.

    Lots of potential pitchers. Ideally Marquez but not sure they'll let him pitch this year. McAvene is probably another one. Would be awesome if Kohl Franklin could participate. 

     

  • First.Pitch.120 3 days 10 hours ago (view)

    Thanks!