Cubs @ Diamondbacks: Series Thread (Games 31-33)

Despite a hefty portion of the roster currently calling the injured list home, the Cubs managed to win two of three in San Diego. They'll take on the D-Backs sans Madrigal, likely Hoerner, Frazier, Hermosillo, David Robertson, Sean Newcomb, Ethan Roberts, and likely Seiya Suzuki. See below for the daily matchups.

Game 31, Friday, May 13, 8:40 pm central

CHC: LHP Drew Smyly (1-3, 3.04 ERA)

ARZ: RHP Zach Davies (1-1, 3.34 ERA)

Game 32, Saturday, May 14, 7:10 pm central

CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-3, 4.38 ERA)

ARZ: RHP Zac Gallen (2-0, 0.95 ERA)

Game 33, Sunday, May 15, 3:10 pm central


ARZ: RHP Humberto Castellanos (2-1, 4.32 ERA)


Seattle Mariners claimed RHP Adrian Sampson off waivers. 

suzuki returns to the lineup saturday night. free game tonight.

steele is expected to be available to start sunday's game.

even when hendricks is doing well it looks like he's ready to clock out and go home.  not a lot of fire in the dude.

Seems like the optimum time to move Hendricks is coming. Trending in the right direction, 2.5 years of team control and a reasonable contract. He should be able to bring back at least two top 10 prospects.

2024 option didn't vest, so he's only got 2023.

still, he should be an attractive trade option with a somewhat cheap (14m + 1.5m buyout 2024) followup year.  he's not an ordinary rental.

hopefully he can keep the ball in the park and show he's capable of regular 90-110+ pitch outings while the cubs are shopping him.

Hendricks 2024 is now a club option.

was not aware of that.  i thought it was a vesting option that didn't realize itself.  that's even better.

Hoerner to IL w ankle sprain. Andrelton Simmons finally and timely (sort of) arrives.

CIN throws a combined no-hitter.

they lose 0-1 to PIT.

6 walks.  run scored on a force out play with the bases loaded.

That is just brutal.