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Bennett

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« Reply #2940 on: September 13, 2020, 12:04:33 pm »
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Ross says Bryant has "another gear" that he expects out of himself. Targeted today as a day off to pair with Monday's off-day. Still getting treatment on wrist. Ross still balancing getting KB right, while working in rest/recovery for the wrist.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2941 on: September 13, 2020, 03:45:15 pm »
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craig

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« Reply #2942 on: September 13, 2020, 04:38:10 pm »
Thanks, reb.  Yes, that was interesting read. 

Tuffy

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« Reply #2943 on: September 13, 2020, 06:43:07 pm »
What the standings would look like if we were playing 162 games and all the missed games were split:

WLGB
Chicago7971-
St. Louis71714
Milwaukee71756
Cincinnati72776.5
Pittsburgh658112

Bennett

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2944 on: September 14, 2020, 01:56:14 pm »
Considering the no-hitter by Alec Mills, the turn-around by the bull pen, and Yu Darvish pitching like a Cy Young winner, doesn’t pitching coach Tommy Hottovy deserve a few kudos?
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craig

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« Reply #2945 on: September 14, 2020, 03:03:29 pm »
Yeah, strong agree.  The injuries interrupted, but I think he'd gotten Chatwood turned around, too. 

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« Reply #2946 on: September 14, 2020, 04:12:46 pm »
Cubs top brass has long been SUPER positive on Hottovy. We're seeing the reasons why this year.

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« Reply #2947 on: September 14, 2020, 06:54:01 pm »
Any word on if or when Chatwood may come back?

Bennett

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2948 on: September 15, 2020, 10:05:37 am »

Ron

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« Reply #2949 on: September 15, 2020, 10:11:30 am »
Mooney with an interesting column on Alec Mills, including how the Cubs saw him as a potential "Kyle Hendricks" years ago.

The column also mentions a surprising something of which I was unaware:
"Since 2015, only the Los Angeles Dodgers (3.44) have a better team ERA. The Cubs (3.66) are right there with Cleveland’s pitching factory (3.66) and slightly ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals (3.74), Houston Astros (3.76) and Tampa Bay Rays (3.87)."

https://theathletic.com/2066469/2020/09/14/how-the-cubs-targeted-alec-mills-trying-to-trade-for-the-next-kyle-hendricks/?source=dailyemail
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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2950 on: September 15, 2020, 10:19:52 am »
From the article...which makes Mills' performance even more impressive...

“He learned from watching Kyle Hendricks’ evolution,” Borzello said. “He watches Kyle go about his work, and throw his sides and how he breaks down hitters and uses the scouting reports. He’s trying to mirror Kyle in a sense.”

That made Mills no-hitting the Brewers even more impressive considering that Hendricks pitched into the eighth inning the night before at Miller Park.

“I feel like we’re showing our hand,” Borzello said. “Then it really becomes imperative for the guy who’s pitching second – Mills behind Kyle – to execute because we’ve kind of shown how we’re going to attack them. Because they’re so similar, (the plan’s) not going to change. You’re going to have to execute your pitches. You’re not going to have a lot of room for error.”
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Ron

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2951 on: September 15, 2020, 11:17:05 am »
It's almost like these guys know something about what they are doing.
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CurtOne

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2952 on: September 15, 2020, 11:37:09 am »
I still believe these two guys need to be separated in the rotation.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2953 on: September 15, 2020, 12:44:59 pm »
Absolutely...

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2954 on: September 15, 2020, 01:00:45 pm »
I heard Hottovy gets most of his intel from this forum...