Cubs @ Reds: Series Thread (Games 160-162)

The Cubs finish out the 2022 season with three games at Great American Ballpark. See below for pitching matchups.

Game 160, Monday, October 3, 5:40 pm central

CHC: RHP Hayden Wesneski (3-1, 2.33 ERA)

CIN: RHP Hunter Greene (4-13, 4.66 ERA)

Game 161, Tuesday, October 4, 5:40 pm central

CHC: RHP Javier Assad (2-2, 3.62 ERA)

CIN: RHP Luis Cessa (4-4, 4.76 ERA)

Game 162, Wednesday, October 5, 6:10 pm central

CHC: RHP Adrian Sampson (4-5, 3.10 ERA)

CIN: RHP Graham Ashcraft (5-5, 4.52 ERA)


suzuki not being timid in RF is on my 2023 wish list.

all season there has been terrible IF/OF communication on popups and a lack of taking charge by the guys with the play in front of them.

evidently franmil will be around in 2023.

i mean, okay...i guess.  throws a hell of a lot of water on a possible contreras signing.

pat hughes and steve stone finalists for the ford frick award.  both are overdue.

i'm not a stone fan, but dude is chicago baseball royalty.  played for both teams (1973-1978), announced for both teams (1983-present), and in 2005-2007 (between chicago announcing gigs) he was doing chicago-based baseball talk shows on WSCR.  that's 45 years of chicago baseball.

got franmil reyes out here trying to steal 3rd.

of course it didn't work.

cubs 2022, yall.

Not terribly fun to finish 14 games under .500, but overall I'm pretty encouraged by the progress of the prospects and the MLB starting pitching, and looking forward to seeing what improvements they make this offseason!

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In reply to by SheffieldCornelia

the need for power bats who can also get on base when they're not hitting doubles/homers and where to actually put them when the biggest holes on the team are 1st, 3rd, and CF is an interesting problem.  having a bunch of contact hitting, lower ob% hitters with guys like f.reyes and p.wisdom isn't dependable enough to get things done.

having all these stellar, young, SP options with backups to those options is...i dunno how to handle this.

straight up haven't been as excited about a youth pitching core since wood, prior, and zambrano.  if they choose to trade any of them away for other parts, i really want thompson/steele/wessneski to stick around.

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Brad Boxberger
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Kyle Hendricks
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Julian Merryweather
Michael Rucker
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* Justin Steele 
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski

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Tyler Duffey 
* Anthony Kay  
Mark Leiter Jr 

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Yan Gomes
Luis Torrens

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Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
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Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

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Trey Mancini 
Seiya Suzuki 

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Miguel Amaya, C 
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Alexander Canario, OF 
Brennen Davis, OF 
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