Rain Rain Go Away
No Game Yesterday
If you missed it, the game was postponed yesterday due to the weather forecast for the entire day. No makeup date has been announced as of yet. I was OK with the rainout. The Cubs have had a weird stretch since that game with the Yankees that went 18 innings, so it’s nice to see them get a little rest and know about it before the game started.
Anderson has five consecutive starts without a decision, with the Brewers winning two of those outings. In his last start, the Padres had four runs and six hits in his 5 1/3 innings. Anderson is 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA in his career vs. the Cubs. Arrieta has had a rough May. He’s given up 12 earned runs over 15 2/3 innings in three games. In his last start, he made two mistakes, and both ended up as two-run homers by the Cardinals in a 5-0 loss.
Jason Heyward was due back yesterday, and was posted in the lineup. The Cubs activated Heyward from the 10 day DL and optioned Pierce Johnson and Tommy La Stella. That leaves one open spot on the 25 man roster, which is expected to be Dylan Floro, to take Johnson’s spot in the bullpen. The good thing is that the Pierce(d) Johnson experience was quick and painless.
So You Think You Can Dance
So this happened during the rain delay the other night:
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AAA – Iowa Cubs (19-22) Lost 7 to 5
SP – Juan Paniagua – 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K
C – Victor Caratini – 2 for 4, 2B, R
A-Adv – Myrtle Beach Pelicans (22-21) Lost 9 to 2
SP – Ryan Kellogg – 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
RF – Eloy Jimenez – 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI
A – South Bend Cubs (26-15) Won 11 to 7
SP – Tyson Miller – 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 0 K
LF – Kevonte Mitchell – 1 for 2, 2B, BB, 3 RBI, 2 R