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CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist hit solo homers, spot starter Eddie Butler pitched five effective innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Thursday for their third straight win.
Chicago Tribune 12 hours ago

Eddie Butler takes mound for Cubs vs. Giants

Eddie Butler has been hit and miss on the mound this season and the right-hander will make his third start when the Chicago Cubs face the San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Butler was brilliant in his first start when he became the first pitcher since 2006 to throw at...
MLB May 24, 2017

Butler to face Giants with special connection

Eddie Butler, who will get the ball for the Cubs in Thursday's series finale against the Giants at Wrigley Field, was mentored from an early age by former Giants pitcher Gary Lavelle, who began giving him private lessons when Butler was 9 years old.
Purple Row May 20, 2017
Colorado Rockies Prospects: James Farris and Julian Fernandez excellent in relief

Colorado Rockies Prospects: James Farris and Julian Fernandez excellent in relief

Nunez heating up, Story excellent in rehab Three of the four full-season affiliates were involved in one-run affairs last night, with Hartford and Asheville notching wins and Lancaster falling short. The Yard Goats trailed the Akron RubberDucks 7-5 through the top of the 7th inning but scored three runs between the 7th and 8th innings to pull off the comeback win. James Farris, the pitcher acquired from the Cubs in the Eddie Butler trade, struck out the side in the top of the 9th to seal the victory. Farris now has an ERA of 1.15 and is striking out 12.64 batters per nine innings while...
Chicago Tribune May 19, 2017

Starting pitcher Eddie Butler on his outing in Cubs' 6-3 loss to Brewers

Cubs starting pitcher Eddie Butler reacts after his outing in the 6-3 loss to the Brewers on Friday, May 19, 2017. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)
MLB May 19, 2017

Walks, 'feel' are Butler's Achilles' heel in loss

One of the things Cubs manager Joe Maddon liked about Eddie Butler when he saw him in Spring Training was the right-hander's ability to throw strikes. That didn't happen on Friday.
CBS Chicago May 19, 2017
Levine: Butler Stumble Leaves Cubs’ Pitching Roster In Flux

Levine: Butler Stumble Leaves Cubs’ Pitching Roster In Flux

Eddie Butler bombed big time in his second Cub start, raising questions about how the Cubs move forward.
Chicago Tribune May 19, 2017

Cubs, Eddie Butler set to face Brewers at Wrigley Field

Assuming weather allows, the Cubs will begin their three-game series against the National League Central-leading Brewers on Friday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs will face Paolo Espino, who is scheduled to make his major-league debut. Eddie Butler is scheduled to make his second start for the Cubs....
The Cub Reporter May 19, 2017
Brewers @ Cubs: Espino vs Butler (Game 41)

Brewers @ Cubs: Espino vs Butler (Game 41)

MIL (24-18): RHP Paolo Espino (0-0, ---) CHC (21-19): RHP Eddie Butler (1-0, 0.00) First pitch: 1:20pmCST On a night when the Cubs desperately needed someone to go 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 K, 3 B, Butler went 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 K, 3 B and won in his Cub debut against the Cardinals on Friday in St. Louis. His plan is to stay in the rotation, and if he can pitch like that, then his plan is a good one. The Brewers haven't seen much of him. Overall, they are 1-5 (.200) against him. Villar has the hit. Santana has a walk. Espino makes his MLB debut (after 11 years in the minors) in place of the ineffective...
MLB May 18, 2017

Butler makes Wrigley debut against Brewers

Division rivals Milwaukee and Chicago open a three-game set at Wrigley Field on Friday in a matchup of two of the top teams in a tight National League Central. The two starting pitchers are new to the rivalry: newly acquired Cubs righty Eddie Butler and the Brewers' Paolo Espino, who will be making his Major League debut.
Cubs Insider May 15, 2017

Eddie Butler Remains in Rotation, Gets Extra Day of Rest

It was pretty clear from his Cubs debut this past Friday that Eddie Butler had the stuff to become a mainstay in the Cubs’ rotation. Despite spotty control that may have been the result of adrenaline, the righty flashed 96, 97 mph with nice arm-side run on the four-seamer and worked his slider, curve, and … The post Eddie Butler Remains in Rotation, Gets Extra Day of Rest appeared first on Cubs Insider.
MLB May 15, 2017

Butler credits Arrieta for steering him right

If Eddie Butler has a good season, it may be partly because of conversations the right-hander had this spring with Cubs starter Jake Arrieta, who stressed the importance of being yourself.
Cubs Insider May 15, 2017

Cubs Related Podcast: Cubs’ Surprising Defensive Troubles, Eddie Butler’s Fast Start

Corey and Brendan comment on the defensive troubles and the general malaise that haunting the Cubs early on this year, as well as discuss the quality Eddie Butler start. The post Cubs Related Podcast: Cubs’ Surprising Defensive Troubles, Eddie Butler’s Fast Start appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Chicago Tribune May 14, 2017

Cubs' Eddie Butler doesn't mind extra time

The Chicago Cubs elected to keep left-hander Jon Lester on his normal schedule by adjusting their rotation so that he will make his next start Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds. That means that Eddie Butler who threw six shutout innings in his Cubs' debut Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals,...
Purple Row May 13, 2017
Colorado Rockies thankful for Chris Rusin

Colorado Rockies thankful for Chris Rusin

Rusin has allowed a run in only three of his eleven appearances DENVER – If being a major league pitcher is a difficult job in itself and pitching at altitude makes things even more complicated, inhabiting the long relief role for the Colorado Rockies might be one of the more thankless, challenging jobs on the planet. Nor is it suited for everyone. On a day when Eddie Butler, who struggled to adapt to that role with the Rockies, made his debut for the Chicago Cubs, ex-Cub Chris Rusin came into Friday’s game after starter Tyler Chatwood was pulled early and the Rockies were down 5-2....
Cubs Insider May 13, 2017

Eddie Butler Effectively Wild in Cubs Debut

For the record, I had planned to write about how Eddie Butler was effectively wild Friday night and about how it was clear the adrenaline dump precipitated by his first Cubs start was evident in the early going. But because my analytical skills are so finely honed, that all sounds redundant when you hear Butler … The post Eddie Butler Effectively Wild in Cubs Debut appeared first on Cubs Insider.

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