Aroldis Chapman is off to a good start for the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 10:55 am

28-year old lefty closer Aroldis Chapman is off to a good start for the Chicago Cubs.  Chapman has pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 0-0 with 3 saves, a 1.59 ERA and a 0.35 WHIP.  He has given up 2 hits and 0 walks while whiffing 8 batters in his first 5 2/3 innings with the Cubs!  He has now pitched in 37 games (0 starts) overall this year for the Cubs and Yankees in which he is 3-0 with 23 saves, a 1.95 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP.  He has given up only 22 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 52 batters in his first 37 innings pitched overall this year!  He is going to slam the door for the Cubs late in games!

Carl Edwards has been a secret weapon for the Chicago Cubs in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 7 August 2016 at 7:59 am

24-year old righty reliever Carl Edwards has been very impressive for the Chicago Cubs in 2016.  He has pitched in 17 games (0 starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA and a 0.61 WHIP.  He has given up only 6 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 25 batters in his first 18 innings with the Cubs in 2016.  Edwards has now pitched in 22 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 0-0 with a 1.99 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP.

Meet the new set up man of the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 29 July 2016 at 11:46 am

28-year old righty reliever Hector Rondon has been bumped out of his closer gig after the Chicago Cubs picked up Aroldis Chapman in a deal with the Yankees.  It will be interesting to see how Rondon handles being the set-up man.  Drew Storen imploded last year when he was replaced as the Nationals’ closer at the trade deadline when they dealt for Jonathan Papelbon.  The Cubs hope that Rondon pitches in the 8th inning the way he has pitched in the 9th inning the last few years.  Rondon has pitched in 40 games (0 starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 1-2 with 18 saves, a 1.86 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP.  He gave up 23 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 49 batters in his first 38 2/3 innings for the Cubs so far this year.  Rondon has now pitched in 221 games (0 starts) in his first four years with the Cubs and he is 13-11 with 77 saves, a 2.66 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.  Rondon is already #6 in Cubs’ history with his 77 saves!

Kyle Hendricks has been pitching great this year for the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 6:04 pm

No one could have seen this coming, but 26-year old righty starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has the best numbers of any starter on the Chicago Cubs right now!  It’s true!  He has pitched in 18 games (17 starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 8-6 with a 2.41 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.  Hendricks has given up only 78 hits and 29 walks while whiffing 89 batters in his first 104 2/3 innings for the Cubs so far this year!  He has the lowest ERA and WHIP of any of the Cubs’ starting pitchers right now!  Hendricks has now pitched in 63 games (62 starts) in his first three years with the Cubs and he is 23-15 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.  The Cubs hope that Hendricks keeps up the good work moving forward.

Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 July 2016 at 12:36 pm

32-year old lefty starting pitcher Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs has been named to the All Star team for the 4th time in his career.  Lester has pitched in 18 games (all starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 9-4 with a 3.01 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  He has given up 92 hits and 28 walks while whiffing 108 batters in his first 110 2/3 innings for the Cubs so far this year.  Lester has now pitched in 303 games (302 starts) in his first 11 years in the show and he is 136-83 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.

Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 July 2016 at 12:32 pm

30-year old righty starting pitcher Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has been named an All Star for the first time in his Major League career.  He has pitched in 18 games (all starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 12-4 with a 2.68 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Arrieta has given up 82 hits and 43 walks while whiffing 121 batters in his first 114 2/3 innings for the Cubs so far this year.  Arrieta has now pitched in 154 games (148 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 68-42 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  Arrieta has been amazing since the Cubs traded for him a few years back.

Hector Rondon is the gift that keeps giving for the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 24 June 2016 at 12:47 pm

28-year old righty closer Hector Rondon has been awesome so far this year for the Chicago Cubs!  He has pitched in 25 games (0 starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 1-1 with 12 saves, a 1.48 ERA and a 0.66 WHIP.  Rondon has only given up 13 hits and 3 walks while whiffing 33 batters in his first 24 1/3 innings this year for the Cubbies!  Rondon was a Rule 5 Draft Pick back on December 6th, 2012…..when the Cubs snatched Rondon away from the Cleveland Indians.  Rondon has now pitched in 206 games (0 starts) in his first four years with the Cubs and he is 13-10 with 71 saves, a 2.67 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  Rondon is already #6 in career saves (71) in Cubs’ history!

The starting rotation has been downright awesome for the Chicago Cubs!

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 6 May 2016 at 7:39 am

The Chicago Cubs‘ starting rotation has been awesome so far this year.  They have a combined record of 18-4 with a 2.12 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP so far in 2016!!!!   30-year old righty Jake Arrieta is off to a great start and he wants to win back to back Cy Young Awards!  He has already thrown a no-hitter this year!  Arrieta has started 6 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 6-0 with a 0.84 ERA and a 0.74 WHIP.  He has only given up 20 hits and 12 walks while whiffing 37 batters in his first 43 innings this year!  32-year old lefty Jon Lester has been excellent at the Cubs’ #2 starter this year.  He has started 6 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 3-1 with a 1.58 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.  He has only given up 33 hits and 9 walks while whiffing 38 batters in his first 40 innings pitched this year.  The Cubs paid big bucks for 37-year old righty John Lackey over the winter, and he has been their “worst” starter so far this year.  Lackey has started 5 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 3-1 with a 4.32 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  He has worked 33 1/3 innings so far this year for the Cubs and he is 3-1 with a 4.32 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  33-year old righty Jason Hammel is right at home for the Cubs.  He has started 5 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 4-0 with a 1.24 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.  He has given up 21 hits and 10 walks while whiffing 25 batters in only 29 innings so far this year.  The Cubs tried all winter to trade for a 5th starter to replace Kyle Hendricks in the rotation.  He has started 5 games so far this year and he is 2-2 with a 3.10 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  He has given up 23 hits and 6 walks while whiffing 23 batters in his first 29 innings this year.  As long as these five guys stay healthy, the Cubs have to feel good about winning every day/night!

Adam Warren has been lights out this year for the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 3 May 2016 at 11:47 am

When the Chicago Cubs dealt Starlin Castro to the Yankees for Adam Warren, it made more than a couple of people blink an eye.  But the trade opened up 2B for manager Joe Maddon to get one of his Tampa guys back (Ben Zobrist).  Warren has been proving his worth so far this year for the Cubs.  He has pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP.  Warren has only given up 2 hits and 4 walks in his first 9 innings for the Cubs this year and he has 10 whiffs!  Warren has now pitched in 155 games (20 starts) in his first five years in the show and he is 15-15 with 5 saves, a 3.29 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  Warren can work in short or long relief and he could move into the rotation if the need arises for the Cubs in 2016.  He is a perfect fit on a Joe Maddon pitching staff.

Jason Hammel has been lights out so far this year for the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 1:21 pm

33-year old righty starting pitcher Jason Hammel has been lights out so far this year for the Chicago Cubs.  Hammel has started 4 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.  He has only given up 16 hits and 9 walks while whiffing 22 batters in his first 24 innings so far this year, which are eye popping numbers.  Hammel has now pitched in 52 games (all starts) in his first three years with the Cubs and he is 21-12 with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.  Hammel appears to have found a home with the Cubs, as he is pitching the best baseball of his career for them.

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