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Kyle Hendricks limited the Reds to one run in seven innings Wednesday to improve to 7-2 on the season.

The Reds replaced their entire starting lineup after getting one-hit by Jake Arrieta on Tuesday, and the group that Hendricks beat tonight was quite comparable to most of the lineups he faced in the PCL before getting promoted this summer. Hendricks allowed seven hits, but all except for one was a single and he didn't walk anyone. It was also his fifth straight start without allowing a homer, which is the biggest reason he has a 2.28 ERA at the moment.
Sep 17 - 10:51 PM

Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) is aiming to return to the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday.

Alcantara suffered a right wrist sprain when he slammed into the outfield wall on Monday and has missed two straight games, but he can throw with no pain and will attempt batting practice on Thursday afternoon. If it goes well, look for him to return.
Sep 17 - 4:59 PM

Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) remained out of the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

There's no word yet on Alcantara's MRI results, but obviously his right wrist is still not game-ready. The Cubs should have more on the outfielder's status later Wednesday. Ryan Kalish is in center field Wednesday.
Sep 17 - 3:07 PM

Cubs catching/outfield prospect Kyle Schwarber will be sent to the instructional league to improve his catching.

Schwarber played left field nearly twice as much as he caught in after being drafted in June, and most view the 6-foot, 235-pounder as an outfielder over the long haul. However, the Cubs aren't giving up on him as a catcher. "I’m going to get the opportunity to catch," Schwarber said. "It’s my job to prove that I can. I got a passion for catching, and I feel like if I can do that, then I can help out in a lot of different situations." It's no question that Schwarber's bat will play anywhere, as he hit .344/.428/.634 with 18 homers over 72 games across three levels. But, obviously having that kind of offense behind the plate is intriguing if the Cubs can make it work.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sep 17 - 10:22 AM

Jorge Soler went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a solo home run as the Cubs shut out the Reds on Tuesday.

Soler knocked in the Cubs' first run with a ground out in the third, then made it 7-0 with a seventh-inning solo home run. The 22-year-old has hit safely in 13 of his first 14 major league games, slashing a ridiculous .373/.393/.784 with five home runs and 15 RBI.
Sep 16 - 10:59 PM

Jake Arrieta flirted with a no-hitter, losing it with one out in the eighth, but still finished off a one-hit, 13-strikeout shutout of the Reds on Tuesday.

It's the first complete game hurled by a Cubs starter this season. Brandon Phillips squelched the no-hit bid, lacing a double just out of the reach of a diving Matt Szczur in left-center. Obviously, it's the most dominating Arrieta has looked to date in what has been a breakout season. He's 9-5 with a 2.65 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and a 157/40 K/BB ratio. Arrieta will toe the rubber next against the Dodgers at home on Sunday.
Sep 16 - 10:53 PM

Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Tuesday that he plans initially to only play Anthony Rizzo every other day.

Rizzo homered in his return to the lineup Monday but was then sitting Tuesday. He could play more than every other day eventually depending on how his back responds. "I would say I plan on giving him every other day [off] and will increase his playing time to two days in a row, maybe three," Renteria said. "I have to let it play itself out first."
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Sep 16 - 9:18 PM

Arismendy Alcantara underwent an MRI on his ailing right wrist Tuesday.

The results are not yet known. Alcantara, who was injured during Monday's game when he slammed into the outfield wall, was wearing a brace Tuesday. The Cubs are calling him day-to-day for now.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Sep 16 - 9:15 PM

Edwin Jackson (lat) is scheduled to return to the Cubs' starting rotation on Friday.

Jackson has been out for almost four weeks with a right lat strain. He's 6-14 this season with a 6.09 ERA and is a bad fantasy option Friday versus the Dodgers.
Sep 16 - 5:19 PM

Arismendy Alcantara is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds due to right wrist soreness.

Alcantara slammed into the outfield wall on Monday and was wearing a wrap after the game. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 16 - 3:57 PM

Anthony Rizzo is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

Rizzo hit a walk-off homer Monday in his first game since injuring his back late last month. The Cubs are just giving him a planned day off.
Sep 16 - 3:17 PM

Anthony Rizzo hit a walkoff homer off Pedro Villarreal in the bottom of the ninth as the Cubs beat the Reds 1-0 on Monday.

At least the Cubs are still trying to win; the Reds could care less. Rizzo, playing for the first time since Aug. 26, was the only player on either team to have a multihit game tonight, going 2-for-4. The homer was his 31st of the year, which tops his 2013 total by eight.
Sep 15 - 11:32 PM

Travis Wood tossed six scoreless innings, allowing three hits, against the Reds on Monday.

Wood's two best starts since the All-Star break have both come against that motley crew the Reds are currently calling their lineup. He lowered his ERA from 5.03 to 4.86 tonight. Next up is a start against the Dodgers, which probably won't be so easy.
Sep 15 - 11:27 PM

Jorge Soler (paternity) is back in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday versus the Reds.

Soler missed the Cubs' weekend series in Pittsburgh for the birth of his child. The 22-year-old Cuban sensation is hitting .356 with a 1.101 OPS, four home runs, and 13 RBI through his first 12 major league games.
Sep 15 - 3:16 PM

Anthony Rizzo (back) is in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Reds.

Rizzo missed nearly three weeks with a back injury. The first baseman is batting .278/.375/.514 with 30 home runs and 71 RBI in 129 games and will look to finish off his breakout 2014 campaign with a bang.
Sep 15 - 3:13 PM


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