Bullpen Session

Bullpen Session 5.16.19

CUBS CENTRAL
(25-15)
1st; +1.5
Streak: L

CHC 5 – CIN 6 *10 innings

Walk-offs happen.

You win some, you lose some.

Always stinks on the losing end.

A bad night for the bullpen.

They’ve pitched so well you might say they were due for a dud.

Put aside Montgomery’s clean 0.2 IP.

Combined:
Kintzler
Ryan
Edwards Jr.
Brach

3.1 IP — 4 ER, 5 H — 2 BB, 2 K — 2 HR

One intentional walk.

Free passes continue to be a bug-a-boo.

DARVISH-DAVIS
Maddon’s paired Taylor Davis with Yu Darvish in his last four outings.

Last night was the best of them.

11 punchouts — no walks.

35th time in his career with 10+ K.

But the efficiency still isn’t there.

102 pitches in 5.2 IP.

Yes, Yu pitched better.

And yes, the Cubs need Yu to go deeper.

CJ Edwards allows the game-tying HR.

His first real adversity since returning from Iowa.

Albert Almora: 2-4, HR (3)

He’s taking advantage of a thin bench.

Started 11 of last 14 games.

Including 6-straight.

During that span:

7-for-24 (.291 avg.) — 0 BB, 2 K
4 Runs
3 RBI
2B
HR

EXTRA EXTRA
Bryant’s 10th inning single extends his on-base streak to 24-straight games.

Báez’s 10th inning single extends his hitting streak to 13-straight games.

CUBS-REDS COMBINED
3 Walks (1 intentional)

5 HR
25 Strikeouts

Toughest part about last night’s loss is facing Luis Castillo today.

He’s been one of the best starters in baseball this season.

9 starts — 11 ER in 56.1 IP —24 BB, 70 K

NL PITCHING WAR LEADERS
2.5 – Castillo
2.1 – Marquez
2.0 – Eflin
2.0 – Corbin
2.0 – Davies
1.9 – Lester

NEXT – Wed. vs. CIN, 5:40 p.m. CT
Jose Quintana (4-2, 3.50)
Luis Castillo (4-1, 1.76)
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