Cubs @ Pirates: Series Thread (Games 150-153)

With only three series remaining in the 2022 season, the Cubs travel to Pittsburgh to play four games against the Pirates. See below for pitching matchups.


Game 150, Thursday, September 22, 5:35 pm central

CHC: RHP Hayden Wesneski (1-1, 2.30 ERA)

PIT: RHP Mitch Keller (5-11, 4.03 ERA)


Game 151, Friday, September 23, 5:35 pm central

CHC: RHP Javier Assad (1-2, 3.86 ERA)

PIT: RHP Bryse Wilson (3-9, 6.07 ERA)


Game 152, Saturday, September 24, 5:35 pm central

CHC: LHP Wade Miley (1-1, 3.48 ERA)

PIT: RHP Johan Oviedo (3-2, 3.69 ERA)


Game 153, Sunday, September 25, 12:35 pm central

CHC: RHP Adrian Sampson (2-5, 3.35 ERA)

PIT: RHP Luis Ortiz (0-0, 0.84 ERA)

Comments

that's 3 starters no one would guess would be 2022 MLB cubs starters and a 4th that was supposed to be traded mid-season.

bit surprised and pleased that a.sampson hasn't given up 100 or so homers in his 88+ innings.  maybe he can be 2023 alec mills.  speaking of, i hope this team is done with alec mills.  we got sampson, assad, kllian...they can do long + spot start + injury...

i'm ready for the off-season.

s.suzuki's paternity leave extended and he's been put on the restricted list.

he's expected to be back some time within this series with PIT.

wesn Ks 3 on 9 pitches...immaculate inning.

4th in franchise history...latroy hawkins had the last one.

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In reply to by JoePepitone

ive integrated my life into the internet rather deeply for someone that doesn't mix internet and "real life" at all.  i like keeping the separation even though i'm deeply involved in both "worlds."

wife has her kindle, i have multiple computers in multiple rooms.  we both spend a lot of time together and on "our devices."

i'm on the internet a lot, but it's not most of what i'm doing with my time.  i puke out thoughts and go do other things.

Hey, it's time to spin the Mark Leiter, Jr. Wheel of Fortune!  Where will the spinner stop?!?

crazy amount of "small ball" being played since the break by the cubs.  a lot of it very recently.

i can't recall the last time i've seen the cubs bunt and hit/run so much.

Pujols #700 !!!!!!

yeah, the big reason he's done it is because of his long contract and the sunk cost...but wow...700.

still no s.suzuki...maybe tomorrow.

nico available off the bench.

also, i know options are sketchy and 2022 is a partial audition for 2023...but i don't wanna see z.mckinstry hitting leadoff, or even a starter option going into 2023...

don mattingly and the marlins have "mutually agreed" to part ways at the end of the season.

i thought he would hang out with the team forever or something.

the whole franmil reyes situation seems to be sorting itself out.

bat has been dead for quite a while.

weird seeing him play RF today.  he did it poorly, as expected, but nothing terrible.

Kyle Schwarber hits 2 HR's today, now at 42. Phils inching ahead of the Brewers in the final wild card slot. WSox eliminated today in a week of epic failure. Kris Bryant goes a whole season as a Rockie without a home field HR. Nagging injuries are no fun.

9 games left in the season, starting tuesday.

3 vs phillies, 6 vs reds (back-to-back, 3 home then 3 on the road).

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37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)  

Last updated 11-18-2022
 
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PITCHERS: 20
Adbert Alzolay
Javier Assad 
Ben Brown
Jeremiah Estrada
Kyle Hendricks
Codi Heuer 
* Brandon Hughes
Ryan Jensen
Caleb Kilian 
Mark Leiter Jr
Ethan Roberts 
Manuel Rodriguez
Michael Rucker
Adrian Sampson
* Justin Steele 
Marcus Stroman
Keegan Thompson
Erich Uelmen 
Hayden Wesneski
Rowan Wick

CATCHERS: 3 
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes
P. J. Higgins 

INFIELDERS: 8
Rylan Bannon 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Zach McKinstry
Christopher Morel
* Alfonso Rivas
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 6
Kevin Alcantara 
Alexander Canario
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki 
Nelson Velazquez

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