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Just now, SuperJoint said:

Why did Osuna get pulled 

Hand injury apparently.  Was shaking it and pointed for the trainer to come out. 

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Posted (edited)

Roster resource already took him out and called it a committee of 4

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2 minutes ago, street sharks said:

Nick Anderson in the 7th, Castillo in the 8th in a tie game

 

Drake owners give a fist pump. 

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Posted (edited)

Who was up in the pen in Chicago before the cubbies pulled ahead?

 

nvm - top of 8...

Edited by lockey2k

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Anyone know who was warming up for CHI in the 8th before they took a 4 run lead? 

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6 minutes ago, pbjfb said:

Roster resource already took him out and called it a committee of 4

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None of those have career numbers that inspire confidence, but Pena has been dominant through three appearances this year...no runs, WHIP under 1.00, 8K in 5.2. 

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11 minutes ago, papasmurf said:

Britton wasn't in there in a sv situation tonight. Last pitched THR.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, street sharks said:

Nick Anderson in the 7th, Castillo in the 8th in a tie game

Anderson got the 8th and Castillo got the 9th unless I’m making up things 

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6 minutes ago, Flyman75 said:

 

None of those have career numbers that inspire confidence, but Pena has been dominant through three appearances this year...no runs, WHIP under 1.00, 8K in 5.2. 

Yeah, he seems like their best option so far but maddon will probably end up trying the other 3 first

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21 minutes ago, HaloFanatic17 said:

Hand injury apparently.  Was shaking it and pointed for the trainer to come out. 

So does anyone know if Pressley really is close to returning?

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Just now, secretagentman said:

So does anyone know if Pressley really is close to returning?

Pressly pitches tonight in his first game of the season. Gave up a 1 run and had 1k in 0.2 in

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15 minutes ago, meh2 said:

Anderson got the 8th and Castillo got the 9th unless I’m making up things 

 

This is correct. And Drake pitched the 10th. All three pitched clean innings. 

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Kyle Ryan pitched the Cubs into a save situation at 4-2, and Wick coming in to try an close it out with a runner on second and one out....

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20 minutes ago, rdf8585 said:

 

 

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perhaps they’re a bit worried that Chapman won’t last the whole season and want to preserve their other best arm? 

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I tend to think Ryan Wick will run with the job

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Wick gets it done. Allowed the inherited runner to score on a ground out, put a guy on with a walk (heater a hair low on 3-2) and then another ground out to end the game. Hopefully the Cubs give him the next shot. I certainly would if winning baseball games is your thing.

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24 minutes ago, HaloFanatic17 said:

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perhaps they’re a bit worried that Chapman won’t last the whole season and want to preserve their other best arm? 

I think they it was just as stated and they are simply not wasting bullets, esp with potential double headers in the future.  Boston looked pretty flat tonight and Hale did a decent job the inning before, so why not have him finish it off with a 3 run lead?

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2 minutes ago, JameisofThrones said:

 On what?

Dusty just said "arm"

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3 minutes ago, JameisofThrones said:

 On what?

 

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3 minutes ago, JameisofThrones said:

 On what?

His pitching arm...not good obviously.

 

Astros' closer Roberto Osuna is heading for an MRI after leaving Saturday's game with discomfort in his right arm.

Osuna was pulled from a save chance on Saturday after looking very uncomfortable which prompted a visit from the team trainer. He's heading back to Houston to undergo the exam, so it's likely that he'll be placed on the injured list so the Astros can add a fresh arm to the bullpen mix. While Ryan Pressly has been dealing with his own health issues, he's still the most likely candidate to replace Osuna in the ninth inning if he's going to be sidelined for a significant length of time.

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Posted (edited)

The current bullpen breakdown as best I can tell:

 

Established closers:

Strong:  7:  WSox, Dodgers, Brewers, Yankees, A's, Phillies, Padres

Medium:  4:  Dbacks, Red Sox, Tigers, Twins (assuming Rogers)

Weak:  5:  Braves, Reds, Marlins, Cards (Kim), Blue Jays (Bass)

Committees:  10:  Cubs(?),  Rockies(?),  Mets(?), Orioles, Royals, Pirates, Mariners, Giants, Rays, Angels

Debatable:  4:  Indians (Karinchak(?)), Rangers (Goody(?)), Nats (Hudson(?)), Astros (Pressley(?))

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