Bullpen Session

Bullpen Session 5.18.19

CUBS CENTRAL
(26-16)
1st; +1.5
Streak: W

CHC 14 – WSH 6
I wonder how many times an opponent scored 14 runs in a game started by Max Scherzer?

It can’t be many.

The Cubs tagged Scherzer for 3 ER in 6.0 IP.

Then broke open a one-run game by bludgeoning the Nats ‘pen for 11-runs over the final 3 innings:

2 in the 7th.

5 in the 8th.

4 in the 9th.

Three cheers for Kris Bryant.

4-6, 3 HR, 5 RBI

Second career 3-HR game.

Becomes 12th player to homer in three straight innings:

7th, 8th, and 9th.

Extends his on-base streak to a career-best 26-straight games; also the longest active streak in the majors.

Almora Jr: (2-5, HR, 2 RBI)

445-ft bomb against Mad Max.

Didn’t know he had that distance in him.

Albert last 10 games: 11-39 (.282 avg.)
3 HR
2 2B
0 BB
6 K
6 RBI

Schwarber: (1-3)
HR (6)
3 R
3 BB
2 RBI

Worked Kyle Barraclough for 13-pitches then took him opposite field with a 2-R HR in the 8th.

Javy: (2-4, 2 R, 2 BB)

Extends 15-game hitting streak; currently the longest in the majors.

First time this season he has drawn 2 walks in a game.

Contreras: (4-5)
HR (11)
2 RBI

Rizzo: (1-5, R, K)

Returned after missing 4 games (back).

Cole Hamels: (4-0, 3.13)

5.0 IP — 2 ER, 7 H — 3 BB, 5 K

101 pitches

Won for the fourth time in five starts.

Worked around two bases-loaded jams.

Cubs (7-2) in his nine starts this season.

CJ Edwards: (1-1, 10.50)

Balks in a run.

Throws five pitches.

Records an out via wild pitch and a run down.

Earns an official Hold.

Edwards seems to be in a pattern of taking two steps forward and one step back.

Or is it one step forward and two back?

Either way, he doesn’t appear to be best suited for high-leverage situation.

Max Scherzer: (2-5, 3.72)

Walked a season-high four batters.

Nats have lost all 6 of his home starts.

Washington has yet to win three in a row.

Now (2-13) in series openers.

PACE OF PLAY
There was plenty of action, but it still took 4:09 to play 9-innings.

Speed it up, MLB.

Cubs-Nats combined Friday:

20 runs on 31 hits.

10 pitching changes.

12 walks.

16 strikeouts.

22 left on base.

NEXT – Sat. vs. WSH, 6:05 p.m. CT
Jon Lester (3-1, 1.16)
Steven Strasburg (3-3, 3.63)
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