By - ChiCubsbot
I ENJOY WINNING
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oh so now that's a ball, got it
“YOU WANT ME ON THAT WALL, YOU NEED ME ON THAT WALL.” Lmaooo. We need more of that from Demp. Almost like he tries to curb his personality and is all business. Dude was an absolute clown when he played.
Nothing like a weak grounder to 2nd
With a healthy squad….does Madrigal have a spot…or just a fill in guy?
With a healthy squad attempting to maximize wins, the infield is 1B Wisdom - 2B Madrigal - SS Hoerner - 3B Morel.
Madrigal's competition for PAs is, uh, McKinstry / Bote / Schwindel / Rivas, so he pretty much wins by default.
Him, Zach and Bote battle for 2B
They seem to like Morel there
I image he’s at 3B going forward and Pat can DH
Sleepin on PJ!
Franmil Reyes DFA’d. Might be worth a flier as a bounce back candidate
Nico with the Kid Cudi walkup song. As if I could like him more
Tequila Shots right?
Madrigal brutal swings.
Getting a little sick of watching Seiya take *every* first pitch, which lately pitchers have all been throwing down the middle because he does it so consistently
Yep…its clearly something the league is alllll over. His first pitch swing rate is 9% he starts every AB in the hole
PJ Higgins has a 144 wRC+ on the season.
He should be our starting 1B imo
If the Cubs wanted to maximize the number of games they win this season, absolutely. But Higgins is certainly not the starting first baseman in '23 (or when the Cubs next decide to compete).
What the Cubs *need* to find out by the end of this season is whether Higgins can serve as an acceptable backup catcher; his first base and DH playing time needs to be allocated in the service of giving him regular PAs with an eye towards that mission.
Actually I'd forgotten that we have Mervis raking in AAA too as well
I know we aren't very good right now but remember when we started Tony Campana and Darwin Barney? Those days seemed much worse.
They were. Those teams were absolutely talent barren outside of Castro and rookie Rizzo. This team kinda sucks, but there’s at least 6-8 guys who are worth tuning in for
Do you mean Gold Glove winner and record holder for consecutive games at 2B without an error Darwin Barney?
I like to think of him as the infield Jason Heyward
Thankfully he made over 90% less.
Great appearance by Druce Miley
Man I mean I know why mark leiter jr is so regularly used but how is he out there every game. I swear he’s pitched like 4+ times a week at least.
Innings eater Mark Leiter Jr's appetite cannot be satiated
He's been pretty darn good as a multi-inning reliever when not asked to face good hitters twice (3.10 ERA, 2.98 SIERA, 1.07 WHIP, 28.3% K rate)
His numbers as a starter second time through, though, were so comically bad that his overall season line still looks superficially awful.
Easy work for Rucker!
Venus has the tools so you can do you…
I may need the tools for a lobotomy. Thanks.
Why did they take Morel out of the game?
Good shit Smyly
bleachers heat stroke kickin in rn
Damn. He tryna bait that third strike.
Keep him in, get one more out.
Feel like Miami is putting the barrel on it and yet keeps hitting ‘em where they are. Keep at it I guess Drew!
Man credit to Smyly for going 6+ and dealing. Good shit brotha. Find your game. Get out there + get comfortable
I’m not watching so someone correct me if I’m wrong. Ross pinch hits Madrigal for Morel but lets fucking McKinstry and Ortega stay in the game?
The assumption is that there’s something wrong with morel. No word yet that I’ve heard
Is that what they are saying on the broadcast? Wouldn’t surprise me if it’s cramps.
Right hamstring tightness, day to day just confirmed
Really don’t love that
Not great Bob
Yeah Boog was hypothesizing, saying it didn’t make much sense strategically to pinch hit a righty for another righty
I’ve said this before jokingly. Now I’m not joking. I may be a better hitter than McKinstry. Half this sub may be. This is embarrassing
It’s not like the Cubs will be playing in October, give the kid some patience and let him figure it out
I think time to slow down on Zack playing everyday
In an alternate universe McKinstry gets a hit here
Lots, maybe a year+. He could be around until he blocks the prospects
How long of a leash does McKinstry get we thinking
I would like to see Higgins play more. He's been pretty decent with the bat this year
“Man what an awful fucking swi-that’s a home run isn’t it?”-me just now to my cat
Miami manager really hated that pitcher sending him back out
That's our guy P.J Higgins
Is it recency bias, or does Piggins hit all of his homers to that spot?
Higgins beat tha piss outta that ball.
#OOPS, THERE IT IS!
Marquee doing animations with Wii Sports? lol
Smyly looked good today
Lmfao he punched him cuz he wanted to. Call was soooo late, he had a whole conversation in his head about it
Pathetic Bastards! FUCK THA UMPS
Holy shit that was a bad call
How the FUCK was that a Strike?
Man, fuck these god damn Umpires
lol blue wtf
Our best player is 3 for 3 ❤️🔥 Nico supporters rise up
That sub .700 OPS for Suzuki by the end of August is really in striking distance!
If we must DP, then that’s the time I suppose
…A run is a run
The first time a hit and run play involving Ortega has worked, and it’s in August.
I am once again asking ownership to extend Willson Contreras.
MORE CLUTCH WILLY WOOOOO
thank mr cone treras
Willson the weapon!
Cubs baserunning this game has been very good.
great call on the hit & run to get Ortega to 3B right there. And great hustle for Morel prior to that.
Can we all agree that 5 innings, 82 pitches, 0 runs should be the end of a good outing for Druce Miley?
I can agree. Is he going for the QS or are there guys up in the pen?
If the bullpen wasn’t recently gutted I would say yes, but now? I’d take a good long look at the upcoming batters/matchups
McKinstry needs to go
Love how we are giving AB’s to McKinstry over Madrigal
Would rather give ABs to garbage or trash?
Madrigal is not trash. He is coming back from a significant leg injury. It’s going take time and AB’s to get him back. He was a .300 hitter pre injury
Idc about before injury because the guy is always hurt
McKinstry was sent to make you miss David Bote.
How much attention does that Marlins fan need? Jesus
.328 is an *excellent* batting average, Mr McKinstry.
Oh, wait, that’s his OPS lolololol
now would really be a great time to try doing the whole hit thing, Zach
*narrator* he did not
I like this umps strike call. It’s sexy
Immediately after ball four, more than a quarter of Lopez’ pitches have been thrown to Schwindel (15 / 59).
WHAT AN AT-BAT FOR SCHWINDEL!
Nice AB Frank!
Those pics raise the question: How’d this dude manage to Landis girl?
Shit, what I miss?
Some dude named Landis won a raffle (I guess), and they showed some of his wedding pics on the broadcast
Landis outkicked his coverage
If Nico and TA switched teams you would never hear the end of how much better Nico has been this season
It came off at only 78mph, but the end-of-the-bat mishit gets down for Nico because of how hard he is to position against.
That slowmo showing off how jacked nico is
I love you Nico
Yay, someone scored!
i love scoring runs, it's great
Sometimes, I wish we score more runs at the end of nine innings
Atta boy Nico
This team is just plain struggling right now to do anything offensively
Now please take advantage of that
This is one of those classic fall asleep without even trying games
Marlins and Cubs having a world class mid-off right now. I love baseball and day games tho. And Bernie’s
Is it me or was the stadium kinda empty earlier? It seems packed now. And I swear Wrigley is always at 80% while every other stadium always looks empty.
the poverty World Series lmao
So, uh, does this McKinstry dude plan to make a non-out at some point?
He is fitting in perfect with our offensive strategy this year
Im sitting on third base side 400 level, I think a foul ball just landed in someone’s beer
Suzuki with the glove and the arm getting guys out no problem
Easy to see he was out with replay. Good throw and tag
HELL FUCKING YEAH!
Great tag by Higgins coming from the other side of the plate.
Heyooo! Good call
oh he out
no chance on this challenge
He was out by 6 inches on that straight behind the plate shot
Yeah it didn't look like he was out before that shot, but as soon as I saw that I knew I was wrong
He’s safe if the plate is raised at all but I don’t think there’s any way his foot touched the plate until the very end
That missed double play opportunity hurts
What's up with Pink Hat Guy's glasses?
I dunno, but he's had them a lot this season
Nice catch by the zuki
I think there are plenty of fans who could agree with that guy FS1 just showed on TV with the “beer tastes better in the bleachers” t shirt.
Zach McKinstry is just the 2022 version of Blake DeWitt
3 pitches down the middle and he can't make contact on any of them. Franky's days in Chicago are numbered sadly
Cant hit anything offspeed…hard to watch
Mervis should be up here for evaluation soon. I'm hoping that he continues mashing in the minors so that they bring him up . I'm sure that he can hit better than .230 this season.
He’s probably not gonna come up until next year because he isn’t rule 5 eligible yet
Yeah I’m hoping they don’t hold him down to manipulate service time. I’d love to see him up on the cubs
Why start his clock when the team stinks?
Because it’s ethically gross and screws over players
It’s a business. You should be doing whatever is best for your future. It also ended up being a blessing in disguise for KB.
Business is very frequently ethically gross and exploitative of labor. I don’t think we’ll agree here and that’s fine, neither of us are making these decisions.
For what it’s worth, I also think getting experience in the majors isn’t useless for his development either.
If you wanna blame the owners for the flawed CBA, I totally get that. But I don’t think it’s fair to blame the executives for just doing their job. I also don’t think you are gonna see him til next year because he is not rule 5 eligible yet.
Yeah I think that’s right too. Would just be a more interesting remainder of our ~100 loss season if he came up 😖
It would definitely be more of a reason to watch. But I also don’t want them to rush him to the big leagues either.
Going to STL over Labor Day for a game. Which is better: Saturday night game or Sunday day game?
Sunday day game, I should think, for traffic purposes and everything
Saturday night game allows you to leave St. Louis sooner, though
More like Frank the Stank, amirite?
Is today the day McKinstry gets his first hit as a Cub?
80% of the lineups in this game are 2035 MLB The Show franchise names. The fug is a Charles Leblanc??
Joey Tribbiani’s weird cousin
Suzuki is so average
I have the Marlin's broadcast. Before the game they were showing the Marlin's booth and Boog could be seen in the background constantly fiddling with a desk fan. I expected a better, more silent, form of air movement for those in the booth.
Those poor clowns in the Marlin's booth have to wear ties again.
Poor guy got hit in the gooch, at least he was laughing about it like "phew!" haha
I am Iron Gooch!
Has he lost his mind?
Can he see or is he blind?
Can he walk at all
Or if he moves, will he fall?
Is he alive or dead?
Has he thoughts within his head?
We'll just pass him there
Why should we even care?
Any concern that Seiya is basically a .198 hitter if you take away the first 14 games of his career?
People shit on Stroman for the contract when it should be towards Suzuki
Get Ortega alllll the at bats. Great tank strategy
I'm glad we're at least catching them now, but dang. The 3 man convergence on flyouts is fuckin scary to watch.
What a beautiful day for baseball -- go Cubs! 🍻
Nicky had two hits yesterday but by all means play Mckinstry instead. You’re a fucking idiot Ross.
We’re putting out a lot of players to see if more at bats will help develop them. We’re not in competitive mode, but player development and seeing who can help us next year.
I’m already over Mckinstrey too but Nicky is made of glass and needs to ease back in. No need to rush and get hurt again.
Yay basing managerial decisions on individual game performances!