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CBS Chicago Jul 18, 2017
Cubs Option Eddie Butler To Triple-A As John Lackey Returns From DL

Cubs Option Eddie Butler To Triple-A As John Lackey Returns From DL

Lackey had landed on the DL just prior to the All-Star break with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, but he didn't miss a start.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 18, 2017
Cubs roster move: John Lackey activated from disabled list, Eddie Butler to Iowa

Cubs roster move: John Lackey activated from disabled list, Eddie Butler to Iowa

Did two weeks off heal what was wrong with Lackey’s foot? It’s been 13 days since John Lackey last threw a pitch; the results were decent (six innings, six hits, three runs, no walks. We learned after that game that Lackey was suffering from plantar fasciitis. That’s pretty painful; it’s hard to believe he was pitching through it. The Cubs are hoping the rest will have solved this issue as they have activated him from the disabled list to start tonight’s game: The Cubs option Eddie Butler upon the activation of John Lackey.— Mark Grote (@markgrotesports) July 18, 2017 This...
Chicago Tribune Jul 8, 2017

Derek Holland on 12-4 loss to Rockies: 'Today was just flat out embarrassing'

White Sox starting pitcher Derek Holland on his outing in the 12-4 loss to the Rockies on Friday, July 7, 2017. (Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Jul 7, 2017

Cubs send Eddie Butler to mound to face Pirates

The Chicago Cubs sent Eddie Butler to the mound as they opened a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday at Wrigley Field that will lead into the All-Star break. The Cubs have lost two of their last three games and four of six to fall 4 1/2 behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the...
Chicago Tribune Jul 1, 2017

Eddie Butler on outing in Cubs' 5-3 loss to Reds: 'It's all frustrating'

Cubs starting pitcher Eddie Butler on his outing in the 5-3 loss to the Reds on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Mark Gonazles/Chicago Tribune)
Red Reporter Jul 1, 2017
Cubs at Reds, Game 2: Preview and Prediction Thread

Cubs at Reds, Game 2: Preview and Prediction Thread

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds 4:10 PM ET Eddie Butler vs. Jackson Stephens This will be Stephens’s MLB debut. So that’s eight pitchers – five starters – to make their debut this season for the Reds. For Triple-A Louisville, Stephens posted a 4.97 ERA and pitched at least five innings in 11 of his 14 starts. Butler’s last outing in D.C. resulted in five full, four hits, no runs, no walks, and one strikeout. He has a 3.71 ERA on the year. Go Reds!
The Cub Reporter Jul 1, 2017
Cubs @ Reds: Butler vs Stephens (Game 81)

Cubs @ Reds: Butler vs Stephens (Game 81)

CHC (40-40): RHP Eddie Butler (4-2, 3.71) CIN (34-45): RHP Jackson Stephens (0-0, —) First pitch: 3:10pmCST Stephens makes his MLB debut, the fifth starter and eighth pitcher to do so this season for the Reds. He was 4-4 with a 4.97 in 14 starts (15 appearances) for AAA-Louisville, where he spent most of the season. If we don’t light this guy up, I might need to take a break from baseball for a while. Butler, who seems to pitch every other day, went 5 scoreless in DC for the win on Monday. He was 2-1 with a 3.20 in his five June starts. Overall, the Reds are 12-29 (.414) against him,...
Chicago Tribune Jun 27, 2017

Cubs pitcher Eddie Butler on his win

Cubs pitcher Eddie Butler talks about his win against the Nationals. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
The Cub Reporter Jun 26, 2017
Cubs @ Nationals: Butler vs Gonzalez (Game 76)

Cubs @ Nationals: Butler vs Gonzalez (Game 76)

CHC (38-37): RHP Eddie Butler (3-2, 4.19) WAS (45-30): LHP Gio Gonzalez (7-1, 2.96) First pitch: 6:05pmCST Butler gave up 1 ER but lasted only four innings (and 92 pitches) against the Padres in his last start. Overall, the Nats are 5-16 against him. Lind is 2-2 with a HR. Gonzalez has won 4 of his last 5 starts, all of which have come on the road. Before you get excited, you should know that he’s 1-0 with a 1.66 in his 7 starts at home. His last outing was a win in Miami (7 IP, 3 ER, 8 K, 2 BB). The Cubs are 20-97 (.206) against him. Bryant is 2-7 with a HR, and Jay is 4-11. Maybe this is...

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