Bullpen Session

Bullpen Session 5.24.19

CUBS CENTRAL
(29-19)
1st; +1.5
Streak: L

PHI 9 – CHC 7
Cubs rallied from a 7-0 deficit in the 4th but fell short settling for a split in the 4-game series. Philadelphia (29-21) has won 5 of 7 and remains atop the East. The Cubs are (5-5) in their last 10.

LESTER: (3-3, 2.68)

4.0 IP — 7 R, 4 ER, 7 H — 1 BB, 5 K

84 pitches

Second consecutive start he’s struggled to locate pitches.

Lester’s last 2 outings:
9 ER — 17 H

Lester’s first 7 outings:
5 ER — 35 H

SHODDY FENCE
Cubs lead the NL in errors (38).

Defensive Efficiency Rating is 19/30 in MLB.

I mentioned Contreras’s fielding woes earlier this week.
Throwing error (7) to first on Thursday.
11 errors all of last season.

Descalso’s wide throw of first pulled Rizzo off the bag nullifying a possible inning-ending double play.

Those are pivotal plays in a 2-run ballgame.

FIRST FOUR THURSDAY
Philadelphia:
McCutchen, Segura, Harper, Hoskins

6-for-16
6 Runs
6 RBI
3 2B
3 BB
1 HR

Chicago:
Schwarber, Báez, Rizzo, Contreras

8-for-18
6 Runs
5 RBI
2 HR
2 BB
1 2B

RIZZO: (4-5, HR, 3 RBI)
4-game series:
9-for-17 (.529 avg.)
7 RBI
6 Runs
2 HR
2 2B
2 BB
1 K

HEYWARD: (0-1, 4 BB)
4-game series: (played in three)
7 BB
2 K

J-HEY 2019: .237/.356/.391
29 BB
32 K

CHATWOOD: (1-1, RBI)
Pinch hit for Kintzler in the 9th.
Double, RBI.

BRYANT: (0-0, BB)
Did not start.
Pinch hit for Descalso in the 6th.
Walked.

WAVELAND
J.T. Realmuto’s solo HR off Lester in the 3rd traveled an estimated 456-ft, the longest of his career.

ROAD TRIPIN’
The Phillies begin a weekend series in Milwaukee.

NEXT – Fri. vs. CIN, 1:20 p.m. CT
Anthony DeSclafani (2-2, 4.60)
Kyle Hendricks (4-4, 3.21)
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