Bullpen Session

Bullpen Session 5.10.19

CUBS CENTRAL
(22-13)
1st; +1.0
Streak: W W W

MIA 1 – CHC 4
Ideally, the Cubs sweep a 4-game series at home against the Marlins, the worst club in the majors.

Cubs take 3 of 4, the acceptable minimum.

A closer series than anticipated.

Things could’ve easily tilted Miami’s way.

Cubs survived on back-to-back walk-off home runs. 

That won’t play this weekend against Milwaukee. 

Brewers have won 6-straight and 8 of their last 10.

Yu Darvish was abysmal—again.

1 quality start in 8 outings.

No command.

No consistency.

Leads MLB in walks allowed — 33 in 36.2 IP.

Next closest is Brad Keller (KCR) — 28 in 47.1 IP.

4 wild pitches on the year.

8 stolen bases allowed, the second most in MLB.

The Marlins swiped 4 bags in 4 innings against him.

Painful to watch.

Huge boost from Mike Montgomery with his 5 shutout innings of relief.

Darvish — 97 pitches in 4.0 innings.
Montgomery — 71 pitches in 5.0 innings.

Wouldn’t shock me if Yu develops a phantom injury and Monty takes his spot in the rotation.

KB is hot again.

4 HR in his last 5 games … 6 in his last 12.

At least one hit in 10 of his past 12 games.

Overall, a 19-game on-base streak.

Báez has an 8-game hitting streak.
12-for-31 — .387/.412/.742
8 R
5 2B
2 HR
6 RBI
2 BB, 11 K

J-Hey
April — .309/.448/.544
May — .214/.290/.429

BOMBS AWAY
The Cubs have gone deep in 15 straight games.
Rizzo has 6 HR in his last 11 games.

CUBS HR LEADER BOARD
11 – Báez
10 – Rizzo
9 – Contreras
7 – Bryant
6 – Heyward
4 – Schwarber
3 – Bote

Daniel Descalso was held out of the starting lineup for a fifth straight games due to a sore left ankle. He pinch-hit for Darvish in the 4th and struck out.

NEXT – Fri. vs. MIL, 1:20 p.m. CT
Gio Gonzalez (0-0, 2.61 ERA)
Jose Quintana (4-1, 3.40 ERA)
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