Cubs 14, Marlins 2 (5.7.18)

In Postgame by berselius47 Comments

OSS: That will work as a palate cleanser.

Three up:

  1. The Cubs homered four times in this one, including homers from both sides of the plate from Ian Happ. If that wasn't baffling enough, all four homers were with runners on base, following a streak of 13 straight solo shots.
  2. Kyle Hendricks cruised through this one, allowing two extremely low leverage runs in eight innings. With a big lead he threw strikes, and for the first time in what seems like forever the Cubs pitching staff failed to walk a batter.
  3. The Cubs defense also did not record an error today, something that it also seems like hasn't happened in forever. More of this, fellas.

Three down:

  1. Everyone in the lineup got a hit today except for Kyle Hendricks. You'd think that Lester smacking the shit out of the ball yesterday would inspire him but he must have missed it while moonlighting as a claims adjustor yesterday.
  2. Yu Darvish was placed on the DL with the fanciest sounding flu virus. Given how he's struggled so far this year Jen-Ho Tseng might not be much of a downgrade.
  3. Javy Baez left this game with groin tightness. He's day to day, as are we all.

Next up: Jose Urena takes on probably Jen-Ho Tseng tomorrow at 7:05 PM CT.

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  1. Tyrone

    cerulean: Last week, I was speaking to two of my Chinese classmates about this very proverb. Neither of them had heard of it. Then I looked it up on Wikipedia. It’s totally apocryphal. The closest Chinese proverb is, “Better to be a dog in peacetime than a man in wartime”, which is quite loosely translated as, “I don’t get how you got interesting out of this—did you just make it up?”

    EDIT: It’s actually an old Finnish saying.

    I wish you would Finnish talking about Chinese proverbs.

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  2. EnricoPallazzo

    wow, jen ho tseng has a 1.85 ERA and a 8.04 K/BB. that’s pretty good in the hitter friendly pacific coas-

    wait, hold on a second.

    sorry, that’s a 1.85 WHIP and an 8.04 ERA. please go back to whatever you were doing.

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  3. Myles

    Tom Hatch would be pitching on 4 days rest, has been competent (if 2013 Cubs-esque in his K/BB numbers), and is an actual, no-fooling prospect that could benefit from being on the major league staff for a few days. I’m all for it. Seems like that’s the play unless you want to move Quintana up a day and get Alzolay in there.

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  4. Tyrone


    Sometime in the coming weeks…

    Cubs: We’d like to talk Manny Machado.
    Orioles: What can you offer?
    Cubs: Adbert–
    Orioles: *click*


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  5. Perkins

    After last night’s overwhelming surplus of diggity, I was hoping the Cubs would still have a fair amount of diggity. So far it looks like they only have some diggity.

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