By - ChiCubsbot
That bunt was beautiful.
**[ W ]**
Odds of giving up a two run Homer?
[POV: you’re me laying under a tree listening to the game on your headphones at the park](https://imgur.com/a/V91EvSu)
Enjoying the good weather while I can!
I feel like marlins games should just be held in a local public park. There's not enough fans to justify this massive stadium.
More like Ian Hapless. Knew I should have kept him on the bench today.
I hope everyone is doing well. Tonight is the night we end the losing streak and rip through the remainder of our schedule in a orgy of rage and madness.
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The David Bote game
Pretty sure the David Bote game was in 2018
True, that grand slam walk off is hard to top! But if he scores the only Cub runs tonight, it’s Bote Game 2022.
Holy shit Quiroz may be my new favourite player. He's been giving a clinic tonight.
Edit: lol downvoted for hyping a player having a good night. Never change, reddit. 😂
I wanted to downvote you just because I agree with your stance on inexplicable downvotes and have said that very same phrase.
Alas, an upvote.
Lol it's just amusing. Obviously dudes not my fave player, but I'm a sucker for underdogs, and a 30 y/o rookie finally getting his shot and making some great plays is very satisfying to me. Sorry that offends people? 😂😂 anyways thank you for the updoot!
Nice bunt Rookie
this inning sponsored by Small ball
Gorgeous fucking bunts boys. Just like Rossy drew it up
Damn Hermosillo doing his best to silence the haters
A baseball anywhere to the foot is going to sting, but especially right there.
Anything to get Hermosillo on base
The heat map of Hermosillo's strike zone is two shades of blue
Bullpen Alzolay is my favorite player
Young really hustled
How do you have a pitcher with a pitch count of 99 and you're *just now* getting someone warm in the pen?
The 135 pitch shutout did not go according to plan
Huh. I guess that's why Bote is still here.
isnt that where the homerun statue used to be?
I believe it was
Computer is being a slow buttface and felt lazy so got Pat and Ron on the radio waking around the park. Pretty nice
How is Hermo not a top 50 prospect? So good
These betting app commercials drive me insane. "Hey guys! Know how everything is insanely expensive right now and you're just barely scraping by? Well come on over here and blow some more money on our app! We promise it won't be addicting!"
For over a hundred years baseball has had a problematic relationship with gambling, with huge scandals ruining careers and reputations. It just feels wrong to act like baseball and gambling are all chummy now.
I hate it. I don't even have like a personal story where my life was ruined by gambling or something. I just don't like it, and I hate that, not only is every game *sponsored* by these apps, but now you also have them giving fucking odds and parlays *in the game* as well! And if you're Apple TV, then you literally have the betting odds live on screen during the whole fucking game!
The usual streams are not working, guess I can’t watch this shitty game
I’m gonna miss Frank the Tank I won’t lie, Schwinsanity will not be forgotten
I loved the Schwisdom era best 😭
It was a lot of fun while it lasted
Easy to get ahead in the count if the ump calls balls strikes Ron.
-- Ian Happ
I know Happ's favorite word
Ian Happ clear as day on field mic.
Not first time, seems like last 3 games heard loud and clear
At least once a week
The worst part of this story is that she threw away the oysters. It's FL, you don't waste seafood, and no one is considerate of others, so bus oysters are perfectly acceptable lol
Taylor admits to multiple terrible decisions. She's tellin' me there's a chance fellas
That depends, do you like jerseys
aww fuck. I have a Kerry Wood jersey.
Starting to think Boog's got a crush on Taylor
I don't blame him
Bus oysters, lol
Boog quit picking on Taylor :P
About to dig in to some browned and smoked brats, braised in ale and sauerkraut and served on a poppy seed bun with onions, tomatoes, and a couple sport peppers.
So take THAT, Miami. :P
Some spicy mustard? Onions grilled?
You damned right.
Huge DP right there
I took my GF to her first cubs game yesterday. Her family is from Elgin. We both live in FL.
Edit: Sorry she didn’t get to see a W.
Thanks. I'm a Marlins fan, but I really wanted a cubs win for her. We're going next year, you guys are coming in April for a weekend.
not get humiliated by the Marlins challenge (impossible)
How do we sweep the gd Mets but are getting embarrassed by the stinky fish?
Can someone honestly tell me why Bote is still here getting consistent starts?
Oh the echoes what a crummy ballpark uggh
Makes it sound like there's more than 6 fans there.
Have they talked about the A-Rod HBP yet or not, come on give the people what they want
Is Joe Girardi in the booth?
Him and Demp
Are we really this beat up? I mean...is this really the lineup we're going with?
Just realized even our booth is backups too lmao
Lmao yep. I don't mind Demp so much but I'm not really a fan of Girardi.
Just woke up from an incredible nap. Now time to watch a game for the first time in a week!
Didn't catch the last couple of games. Where did Quiroz come from?
Pretty much a AAA lifer, I think we traded for him from the Rays earlier in the year. News wouldn’t have made much of a splash
Gave up Harold Ramirez for him. Harold’s been good
Nice throw back there Pajama!
Whatever stream I am using is very behind but woohoo Quiroz lol!
Lmaooo...gets first major league hit, 10 seconds later gets doubled up thanks to Bote.
Yeah ya little leprechaun! Also run faster bote
this lineup lol
I feel like our biggest need going into next season is an ace. Most of the starting pitching we already have are like 3s at best, with the potential to be 2s. I guess we really have to go hard after Rodon in FA.
Rodon or Nola are the only SP worth going after
No chance Nola hits free agency this offseason.
He's not locked yet tho
He has a club option though, and the Phillies are 100%, no doubt at all going to lock him in at the $15.5 mil salary.
Kodai Senga as well, not listed in that link because he's international I suppose. He'd be my preference of those 3.
I think Senga is more likely to be another middle rotation arm in the MLB. He should also be considerably cheaper than Rodon, but thats because he's not a lock for the top of the rotation.
I really believe in Senga's upside, more than I trust Rodon to repeat his performance and especially to stay healthy.
Plus, as you mentioned, I think the cost is likely to be a bit lower which makes future moves a bit easier.
In my perfect offseason we trade for and extend Ohtani (without giving up PCA and/or Davis in the dream scenario), sign Senga, and get one of the SS FAs - ideally Turner or Correa but Bogaerts is a lot more likely in that scenario.
I'd definitely be happy with signing Senga if he does cost the price of a mid rotation arm. For what it's worth, fangraphs considers his upside to be that of a 50 fv prospect, which isn't a bad thing, but it doesnt suggest top of rotation arm, and since he's 30, he's more likely to decline than he is improve.
I would definitely be psyched with that offseason.
I’ll take Rodon thank you.
There are definitely 9 players in this lineup
Um, wow 😬
[Drew Smyly is being pushed back and will not start tomorrow vs. Miami. He is feeling some shoulder fatigue so Cubs want to give him more time.
Marcus Stroman will now start tomorrow.