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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2955 on: September 15, 2020, 01:05:24 pm »
Probably not since Dusty left...
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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2956 on: September 15, 2020, 03:00:14 pm »
Not to take anything away from Mills' accomplishment, it was good timing.  Milwaukee's soul was crushed the night before.
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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2957 on: September 15, 2020, 03:18:03 pm »
Get it that Mills would like to pattern his work after Hendricks, but donít really see similarity.

Hendricks at times makes hitters look awkward. Of course has a true Plus Plus pitch with his change-up.

Mills doesnít make hitters look bad or miss bats and doesnít have a Plus pitch. He has a .211 BABIP this season (Hendricks has his typical .285). Millsí underlying numbers are very similar to his 2019 Iowa numbers (when he had ERA of 5.00), except far fewer hits [BABIP] and fewer Ks [!!]. Probably being helped by having a major league defense behind him, compared to Iowa Cubs defense.

So, guessing he might be a solid, reliable #5 starter going forward but going to be surprised if heís better than that.

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« Reply #2958 on: September 15, 2020, 03:24:56 pm »
I still believe these two guys need to be separated in the rotation.

Yelich has had thousands of pro AB's.  Does facing Hendricks 3-4 times on Saturday really change his muscle memory or slow down his bat to better handle Mills 20 hours later? 

Brewers have scouting reports, and Yelich has faced lots of pitchers.  Does facing Hendricks Saturday improve his understanding of how Mills will pitch him on Sunday?  Will he better guess sequencing on Sunday because he saw Hendricks on Saturday instead of on Friday? 

Both are soft-toss righties.  Does seeing Hendricks' change on Saturday help Yelich hit Mills' curve on Sunday? 

I know it's traditional view, that stacking similar-style pitchers benefits hitters.  Maybe it's true.  But I wonder. 

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2959 on: September 15, 2020, 04:16:48 pm »
Gordon Wittenmyer  @GDubCub  6m
Chatwood has had a setback with elbow/forearm as he pushed his rehab. Ross says not ruling out possibility that if Cubs make World Series he might have time to be a bullpen piece for that.
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Reb

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2960 on: September 15, 2020, 05:12:35 pm »
Lifted from Bleacher Nation:

Jeremy Frank
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Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Anthony Rizzo year by year:

2015: .278/.375/.495 (138 wRC+)
2016: .287/.367/.516 (134 wRC+)
2017: .281/.378/.509 (129 wRC+)
2018: .283/.357/.500 (127 wRC+)
2019: .285/.369/.524 (130 wRC+)
2020: .203/.279/.364 (71 wRC+)

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2961 on: September 15, 2020, 06:02:01 pm »
Bryant is badly broken right now.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2962 on: September 15, 2020, 07:43:09 pm »
Bryant is badly broken right now.

wRC+ for 2020:

Bryant  60

Baez  56

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2963 on: September 16, 2020, 11:41:05 am »
Man, these new stats and abbreviations have left me in the dust, but Iím not afraid.  Bryant with a hit, RBI, 3 runs scored, 2 walks. Encouraging. Baez encouraging too, hustling. Hate too see errors in the box score though.  Rizzo with a double, that throw by Heyward, a walk off W in the ninth. The mojo coming back. How are the playoffs going to work?

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2964 on: September 16, 2020, 12:19:24 pm »
The throw by Heyward was KEY and totally exciting. He had to be right on the money and damn if it wasn't. Out number 3...NICE

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2965 on: September 16, 2020, 12:52:07 pm »
Loved that throw!

I'm often surprised how many errant throws you see from professional outfielders - or infielders on assists...

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2966 on: September 16, 2020, 12:52:19 pm »
When we win the division then we donít have anything to do with round 1, we wait (patiently) for the best of five NLCS games?

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2967 on: September 16, 2020, 01:13:21 pm »
Delete that last post. We have got to best the Braves to sit around and wait. OK. All this conjecture is tiring. Lester on the hill tonight, heís been on those hills before.
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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2968 on: September 16, 2020, 03:22:11 pm »

Dogstoothe: Please check out this.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29892536/2020-mlb-playoffs-schedule-bubble-locations-how-watch-every-postseason-game

Also, according to an article in the Washington Post by Dave Sheinin, the 16-team playoff had support from an overwhelming number of the owners -pre-pandemic and is likely to continue past this year. My thought is that the support could decrease among big money clubs if there are 7 or more upsets this year.


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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2969 on: September 16, 2020, 03:44:30 pm »
Jordan Bastian:

ē Lefty Josť Quintana (10-day IL, left lat) threw a bullpen session on Monday and will have a light mound workout again on Wednesday, per Ross. A simulated game could follow for Quintana, who still has a chance to rejoin the bullpen before the end of the season.

"We'll have to see how things continue to progress," Ross said. "We'll probably be bringing him in out of the bullpen like we tried last time. That worked pretty well, and try to build him back up a little bit."

ē Lefty Andrew Chafin (10-day IL, sprained finger on left hand) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Wednesday, per Ross.