Bullpen Session

Bullpen Session 6.2.19

CUBS CENTRAL
(31-25)
2nd; -0.5
Streak: L L

CHC 4- STL 7
The 4th inning rain delay (3:37) lasted longer than the actual game (3:04).

The Cubs would’ve been better off had the game been suspended — and they’d still be in first place.

It’s been a tough stretch lately as the Cubs have lost 5 of 6 and dropped three straight series (CIN, HOU, STL).

The starting pitching, aside from Hendricks, hasn’t been good, the bullpen’s been okay, and the lineup is striking out like they’re getting paid by the swing and miss.

14 K vs. 2 walks Saturday night.

Key moment top of the 7th:

Cubs down 5-3.

Bases loaded, no outs.

Schwarber, Bryant & Rizzo due up.

•Strikeout.
•Infield fielder’s choice.
•Strikeout.

Half inning over.

Put. Ball. In. Play.

Last 8 games: 90 strikeouts — awful

You can’t win like that.

QUINTANA: (4-4, 3.78)
4.0 IP — 2 ER, 4 H — 1 BB, 6 K

69 pitches — nice

If the rain hurt anyone it was Q.
He was on his way to 6+ innings.

A quick, clean 1.1 IP for CJ Edwards.

Chatwood (2.0 IP) and Ryan (2 HR):

2.2 IP — 5 ER, 8 H — 0 BB, 2 K — 2 HR

RIZZO: (2-3, HR)
13-game hitting streak:
22-for-50 (.440).
Team leading 16th HR.

HEYWARD: (1-2, HR)
Hit safely in 6 of last 7 games.
2 home runs last 5 games.
9 HR passes 2018 season total (8).

BOTE: (1-4, 2B)
Hit safely in 9 of last 10 games.
RBI in 4 of last 6 starts.

SCHWARBER: (0-4)
Last 5 games:
2-for-20
3 BB
9 K

CONTRERAS: (0-4, 4 K)
0-for-16 skid:
1 BB
10 K

YUCK BIRDS
Cards first series win since beating Washington in late April.

NEXT – Sun. at STL, 1:15 p.m. CT
Cole Hamels (4-1, 4.02)
Adam Wainwright (4-5, 4.94)