Bullpen Session

Bullpen Session 5.23.19

CUBS CENTRAL
(29-18)
1st; +2.0
Streak: W W

PHI 4 – CHC 8
Big winds (18 mph), big flies, big moments Wednesday night.

None more important than Tyler Chatwood.

His best relief outing as a Cub:

4.0 IP — 1 ER, 3 H — 2 BB, 6 K

Chatwood saved Cole Hamels, he kept the game within striking distance, he threw strikes, he even laid down a sac bunt.

Hallelujah.

The. Man. Threw. Strikes.

40 of 62 pitches to be exact.

A small step in the right direction for Chatwood.

And a step I thought we’d never see him take.

HAMELS:

4.0 IP — 3 ER, 9 H — 2 BB, 6 K

99 pitches … in 4-innings.

Hamels wants ground balls and he got them Wednesday.

One seeing-eye single after another.

It’s the second time this season Hamels has been more a victim of bad luck than bad pitching (April 30 at SEA).

FEAST MODE
Cubs offense swung to feast mode after Tuesday’s famine.

Top 4 batters (Schwarber, KB, Rizzo, Javy):
6-for-14
6 Runs
4 RBI
2 2B
2 HR
2 BB

Rizzo’s game-tying video board shot is an all-timer.

Right off the ‘d’ on the Budweiser sign, 473-ft away.

A highlight we’ll take to our graves.

Schwarberesque.

Schwarber & Rizzo are in a category all to their own.

Which video board bomb is better? 

Schwarber hit his in the postseason and against St. Louis.

That counts for something.

Both, however, are awesome baseball feats and both are unforgettable.

ALMORA JR: (1-4, GS, 4 RBI)
Go-ahead grand slam in the 5th.
First career granny.
First curtain call.
Crowd was electric.
Good for Albert.

NEXT – Wed. vs. PHI, 7:05 p.m. CT
Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.77)
Cole Hamels (4-0, 3.13)
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