Cubs thread


What do you think?

The Cubs are playing well…largest run differential in NL, but they still trail the Brewers and Cards/Pirates are 1 1/2 back.

I’ll start. Arrieta. Was it too soon to part ways?


News: Arrieta (5-2) picked up the win Tuesday, throwing seven shutout innings with five strikeouts while allowing six hits and two walks against the Dodgers. (Wed May 30)

Spin: Arrieta wasn’t in much trouble most of the night, as all six hits allowed were singles. He’s now struck out 12 and gone 13.2 innings without allowing a run over the last two starts, and finishes May with a microscopic 0.90 ERA over five starts and 30 innings. His 6.2 K/9 is still significantly down from past years — 8.7 K/9 was his lowest mark in four full seasons with the Cubs — but he’ll carry a tidy 2.16 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into his next start Sunday against the Giants.

9 Responses to “Cubs thread”

  1. genrebuster Says:

    ….so, they struck out 24 times (!) last night, yet managed to score 6 in the 14th and win 7-1 in NY…nuts.

  2. dvxprime Says:

    Schedule Alert:

    Home for three each vs, Phillies and Pirates, away for three each at Brewers and Cards.

  3. dvxprime Says:

    Let’s see where the Cubs and Phillies are in September before we get seller’s remorse.

  4. genrebuster Says:

    …fair enough, DVX. In other news, Lester looked good tonite in the box score (I didn’t see the game). What gives?

  5. Erniesarmy Says:

    I really don’t see any marketable improvement over last year. They still lack a quality ace, they still are horribly inconsistent with the bats, and Maddon still likes to tinker with the lineup too much – leave Almora in the leadoff spot and stop platooning him with Happ! They’ll probably end up the way they did last year, getting to the NLCS and coming up short. They never really addressed their starting pitching issues in the offseason, and that will cost them in the postseason.

  6. genrebuster Says:

    Heyward hit a walk-off grand slam…what is the world coming to?

  7. Pie in the Sky Says:

    I know we like talking about Arrieta vs Darvish, but wtf is with this Chatwood dude? $38 million for a dude who can’t throw strikes.

  8. genrebuster Says:

    Pie…nail hit squarely on head.

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