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Cardinals @ Cubs: Wainwright vs Lester (Game 96)

Cardinals @ Cubs: Wainwright vs Lester (Game 96)

STL (47-49): RHP Adam Wainwright (11-5, 5.08)  CHC (49-46): LHP Jon Lester (6-6, 4.07)  First pitch: 3:05pmCST Lester had a nice bouce-back win in Atlanta (7 IP, 1 ER, 6 K, 1 BB), after what he did against the Pirates before the break. He’s 0-1 with a 3.78 in three starts against the Cardinals this season. Overall, they are 36-148 (.243) against him. Molina is 12-30 with a HR. Wainwright has won his past four starts, but apart from a solid May (3-0, 2.64), he’s been pretty inconsistent. He gave up 2 ER in 5.2 innings in NY his last time out. He’s 7-1 with 3.19 at Busch but 4-4...
Jul 21, 2017
Cardinals @ Cubs: Martinez vs Arrieta (Game 95)

Cardinals @ Cubs: Martinez vs Arrieta (Game 95)

STL (46-49): RHP Carlos Martinez (6-8, 3.36) CHC (49-45): RHP Jake Arrieta (9-7, 4.17)  First pitch: 1:20pmCST Arrieta had a nice win on Saturday in Baltimore, giving up 1 ER in 6.2 innings, and is now 2-1 with a 1.86 in his last three starts. He’s 1-1 with a 3.00 in two starts this season against St. Louis. For their careers, these birds are 36-164 (.220) against Jake. Grichuk is 6-18 with a HR, and his old buddy Carpenter is now 1-29 after his HR in May.Tags: 2017 Season Game Thread
Jul 19, 2017
Cubs @ Braves: Montgomery vs Dickey (Game 94)

Cubs @ Braves: Montgomery vs Dickey (Game 94)

CHC (48-45): LHP Mike Montgomery (1-6, 4.01)  ATL (45-47): RHP R.A. Dickey (6-5, 4.08) First pitch: 11:10amCST Montgomery gave up 4 ER in 4.1 innings for a no-decision in Baltimore on Friday. He's never faced Atlanta, but overall this group is 2-13 against him. Kemp and Suzuki have the hits. Montgomery is 1-3 with a 5.77 in seven starts this season. Tags: 2017 Season Game Thread
Jul 18, 2017
Cubs @ Braves: Lackey vs Newcomb (Game 93)

Cubs @ Braves: Lackey vs Newcomb (Game 93)

CHC (47-45): RHP John Lackey (5-9, 5.20) ATL (45-46): LHP Sean Newcomb (1-4, 4.26)First pitch: 6:35pmCST Lackey gave up 3 ER in 6 innings against the Rays on July 5 for a no-decision. Overall, Atlanta is 54-205 (.263) against him. Markakis is 23-70. Tags: 2017 Season Game Thread
Jul 17, 2017
Cubs @ Braves: Lester vs Teheran (Game 92)

Cubs @ Braves: Lester vs Teheran (Game 92)

CHC (46-45): LHP Jon Lester (5-6, 4.25)  ATL (45-45): RHP Julio Teheran (4-4, 4.79)  First pitch: 6:35pmCST Lester pitched against Pittsburgh his last time out. That’s all we remember… Overall, Atlanta is 59-246 (.240) against him. Phillips is 8-24. Teheran, who could be making his last start with Atlanta, won in Washington his last time out (7 IP, 0 ER, 5 K, 2 BB). He’s 6-0 with a 2.53 at home this year. Maybe the Cubs should knock him around, then trade for him on the cheap. They are 8-45 (.176) against him. Schwarber is 3-3, and Rizzo has. HR. The Cubs have shaved off a game...
Jul 16, 2017
Cubs @ Orioles: Quintana vs Jimenez (Game 91)

Cubs @ Orioles: Quintana vs Jimenez (Game 91)

CHC (45-45): LHP Jose Quintana (4-8, 4.49)​BAL (42-48): RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (4-4, 6.67) First pitch 12:35pmCST Quintana escaped from Colorado with a no-decision on Saturday, only giving up 3 ER in 5.1 innings. Then he escaped from the South Side on Thursday, by being acquired by the Cubs. Welcome, Jose! The Orioles are 27-100 (.270) against him. Jones is 8-14 with 2 HR.Tags: 2017 Season Game Thread
Jul 15, 2017
Cubs @ Orioles: Arrieta vs Miley (Game 90)

Cubs @ Orioles: Arrieta vs Miley (Game 90)

CHC (44-45): RHP Jake Arrieta (8-7, 4.35)  BAL (42-47): LHP Wade Miley (4-7, 4.97) First pitch: 6:05pmCST Arrieta gave up 3 ER in 5.2 innings and lost against the Pirates on Saturday. The Orioles are 9-37 (.243) against him. Davis is 3-5, Smith is 1-4 with a HR. Miley won in Minnesota his last time out (5.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 K, 3 BB). He’s 2-3 with a 3.60 at home this season. The Cubs are 11-56 (.196) against him. Jay is 5-7. Quintana (4-8) vs Jimenez (4-4) tomorrow at 12:35pmCST to close out the series. Go Cubs! Tags: 2017 Season Game Thread
Jul 14, 2017
Cubs @ Orioles: Montgomery vs Gausman (Game 89)

Cubs @ Orioles: Montgomery vs Gausman (Game 89)

CHC (43-45): LHP Mike Montgomery (1-6, 3.75) BAL (42-46): RHP Kevin Gausman (5-7, 5.85) First pitch: 6:05pmCST In his last start, Montgomery gave up 7 ER in 2.1 innings. He also went three innings of relief on Sunday after Lester shit the mound. Overall, the Orioles are 2-14 (.143) against him. Welly is 1-3 with a HR. Gausman gave up 5 ER in 4 innings but ended up with a no-decision in Minnesota his last time out. He’s 3-3 with a 4.45 ERA at home this season. The Cubs are 8-18 (.444) against him. Zobrist is 6-11, and Baez is 1-3 with a HR. The Orioles are 17-30 on the road. The Cubs...
Jul 13, 2017
Quintana acquired from White Sox

Quintana acquired from White Sox

The Cubs have acquired Jose Quintana from the White Sox for OF Eloy Jimenez, RHP Dylan Cease, 1B Matt Rose, and IF Bryant Flete.  More to come... Tags: Cubs Trades
Jul 11, 2017
AL @ NL: Sale vs Scherzer (88th All-star Game)

AL @ NL: Sale vs Scherzer (88th All-star Game)

AL (42-43-2): LHP Chris Sale (11-4, 2.75) NL (43-42-2): RHP Max Scherzer (10-5, 2.10) 7:00pmCST "This one doesn't count!" doesn't exactly work as a tagline. But baseball finally came to its senses and returned the game to its rightful status as a mere exhibition intended to sell premium advertising and hawk cheesy gear.Tags: All-Star Game
Jul 9, 2017
Pirates @ Cubs: Taillon vs Lester (Game 88)

Pirates @ Cubs: Taillon vs Lester (Game 88)

PIT (41-47): RHP Jameson Taillon (5-2, 2.73)  CHC (43-44): LHP Jon Lester (5-5, 3.94) First pitch: 12:10pmCST Lester gave up 5 ER in 5 innings to lose to the Rays on Tuesday. He’s 0-1 with a 3.55 in his two starts against the Pirates this season. Overall, they are 47-178 (.264) against him. Bell is 2-3 and Stewart is 3-7, both with a HR. Taillon won in Philly his last time out (5 IP, 0 ER, 9 K, 2 BB). He’s 1-1 with a 3.00 in his two games against the Cubs this season. For their careers, they are 22-68 (.324) against him. Rizzo is 6-11 with 2 HR, and Baez is 5-7 with a HR. The chance...
Jul 8, 2017
Pirates @ Cubs: Nova vs Arrieta (Game 87)

Pirates @ Cubs: Nova vs Arrieta (Game 87)

PIT (40-47): RHP Ivan Nova (8-6, 3.24)  CHC (43-43): RHP Jake Arrieta (8-6, 4.33)   First pitch: 6:15pmCST The Good Arrieta won in Cincinnati on Sunday (7 IP, 0 ER, 6 K, 2 BB). He’s 0-1 with a 4.35 in his two starts against the Pirates this season. Overall, they are 55-252 (.218) against him. Bell is 4-8 with a HR. Nova gave up 3 ER in 7 inning against the Cubs in Pittsburgh for the win on June 17. He lost in Philly his last time out (6 IP, 4 ER, 1 K, 1 BB). He’s 2-4 with a 3.73 on the road this season. The Cubs are 14-66 (.288) against him. Contreras is 2-2, and Russell is 2-5 with...
Jul 7, 2017
Pirates @ Cubs: Williams v Butler (Game 86)

Pirates @ Cubs: Williams v Butler (Game 86)

PIT (40-46): RHP Trevor Williams (3-3, 4.67) CHC (42-43): RHP Eddie Butler (4-3, 4.18)  First pitch: 1:20pmCST Butler gave up 4 ER in 3.2 innings and lost to the Reds on Saturday. He had a no-decision in Pittsburgh last month (5.2 IP, 4 ER, 0 K, 3 BB). His ERA at Wrigley this season is 3.18. For their careers, these Pirates are 13-52 (.250) against him. Bell is 2-3 with a HR.  We’ve seen Williams three times this season, once as a starter. He’s 1-0 with a 4.50 in 10 total innings, in which he struck out 6 and walked 5. Overall, the Cubs are 7-31 (.306) against him. Russell is...
Jul 6, 2017
Brewers @ Cubs: Davies vs Montgomery (Game 85)

Brewers @ Cubs: Davies vs Montgomery (Game 85)

MIL (47-40): RHP Zach Davies (9-4, 5.03)  CHC (42-42): LHP Mike Montgomery (1-5, 2.80)  First pitch: 1:20pmCST Now that the Cubs have ended their championship drought, their only goal seems to be setting the record for how many times a team has hit the .500 mark in a regular season. Montgomery gave up 4 ER in 6.2 innings and lost in Cincinnati on Friday. In 8 relief innings against the Brewers this season, he's given up 5 R (4 earned) on 8 hits, while striking out 8 and walking 6, for a 4.50 ERA. He was also tagged with the loss twice. Overall, the Brewers are 18-76 (.237) against him....
Jul 5, 2017
Rays @ Cubs: Snell vs Lackey (Game 84)

Rays @ Cubs: Snell vs Lackey (Game 84)

TB (44-41): LHP Blake Snell (0-5, 5.36)  CHC (41-42): RHP John Lackey (5-9, 5.24)  First pitch: 1:20pmCST Lackey gave up 8 ER in 5.1 innings to lose to the Nationals on Wednesday. He’s been equally shitty at home and on the road (1-4, 5.13 and 4-5, 5.33, respectively) and month after month (a 5.00+ ERA in April, May, and June).  Overall, the Rays are 31-104 (.298) against him. Longoria is 14-40 with 2 HR. Snell lost in Pittsburgh in his first return start after his AAA-Durham demotion (5 IP, 6 ER, 6 K, 5 BB). None of the Cubs have faced him. It's Davies (9-4) and the Brewers versus...