Pirates @ Cubs - Cole vs. Hendricks; Game 20 Thread

Same scenario as last night, a Cubs win and a Cardinals loss and the Cubs are in first place.

Gerrit Cole vs. Kyle Hendricks. Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!

#Fowler CF*Polanco RF
Soler RFMercer SS
*Rizzo 1BMcCutchen CF
Bryant CF#Walker 2B
*Montero CMarte LF
Castro SS*Alvarez 1B
*Coghlan LFKang 3B
Hendricks PStewart C
#Herrera 2BCole P

Addison Russell gets a day off versus Gerrit Cole, otherwise pretty much the same cast of characters that we've been use to so far this season. On the injury front, Tommy La Stella has yet to pick up a bat, Neil Ramirez has thrown a little, but not off a mound yet while Justin Grimm has thrown a few pen sessions and is close to getting into some minor league games. Tsuyoshi Wada was spotted at Wrigley throwing for Chris Bosio as well.

You may recall the tampering charges that the Rays desperately wanted the Cubs to be found guilty of so they could receive some compensation. Well, they won't, MLB finally concluded their investigation and found the Cubs not guilty...other than being guilty of being awesome enough to get Joe Maddon.

I moved the game chat to it's own page, you can find the link in the menu bar above. I recommend clicking the upper right arrow and popping it out on its own window as it seems to not play nicely when embedded while scrolling.




Maddon is pretty creative. I wonder if he'll have Russell pinch hit for Herrera when Herrera comes up the first time.

Damn, Salazar nailed Escobar in the head with a pitch, at least it got all helmet.

Ventura pitching for Royals too, haven't heard about any retaliation yet, but I'm sure it's coming.

Well I think it goes without saying, but no way we lose that one if Addison Russell starts at second base. Thanks Obama.

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Adrian Sampson
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Marcus Stroman
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Hayden Wesneski
Rowan Wick

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Nick Burdi 
Tyler Duffey 
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Manuel Rodriguez 
Cam Sanders 

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Yan Gomes

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Luis Torrens 

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Christopher Morel
* Edwin Rios
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

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David Bote 
* Matt Mervis  

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Trey Mancini 
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Ben Brown, P 
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