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Chicago Cubs

Stadium: Wrigley Field | Manager: Rick Renteria
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cubs.23356133.82
NL Central Division4th4th4th4th
National League 11th12th8th10th
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J. Lake
J. Ruggiano
R. Kalish
R. Sweeney
E. Bonifacio
J. Lake
J. Ruggiano
N. Schierholtz
R. Sweeney
R. Kalish
M. Olt
L. Valbuena
E. Bonifacio
S. Castro
D. Barney
E. Bonifacio
Rotation
1. J. Samardzija
2. E. Jackson
3. J. Hammel
4. T. Wood
5. C. Villanueva
D. Barney
E. Bonifacio
L. Valbuena
A. Rizzo
M. Olt

DL
J. Arrieta
J. McDonald
K. Fujikawa
W. Castillo
J. Baker
  Bullpen
P. Strop (CL)
H. Rondon
J. Russell
J. Veras
J. Grimm
W. Wright
B. Parker
Last Updated: 04/18/2014
 
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Last Five Games
4/19 vs. CIN
E. BonifacioCF
J. LakeLF
A. Rizzo1B
J. RuggianoRF
S. CastroSS
M. Olt3B
W. CastilloC
D. Barney2B
E. JacksonP
 
4/18 vs. CIN
E. Bonifacio2B
J. LakeLF
A. Rizzo1B
N. SchierholtzRF
S. CastroSS
R. SweeneyCF
W. CastilloC
L. Valbuena3B
J. SamardzijaP
 
4/16 vs. NYY
E. BonifacioCF
R. SweeneyLF
A. Rizzo1B
N. SchierholtzDH
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
R. KalishRF
D. Barney2B
 
4/16 vs. NYY
E. Bonifacio2B
J. RuggianoCF
A. Rizzo1B
N. SchierholtzRF
S. CastroSS
J. LakeLF
L. Valbuena3B
M. OltDH
J. BakerC
 
4/13 vs. STL
E. Bonifacio2B
J. RuggianoCF
A. Rizzo1B
N. SchierholtzRF
S. CastroSS
J. LakeLF
M. Olt3B
W. CastilloC
E. JacksonP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
E. Bonifacio2B.35802
R. KalishLF.15403
A. Rizzo1B.33328
N. SchierholtzRF.23104
J. LakeCF.23924
S. CastroSS.29229
M. Olt3B.21236
W. CastilloC.23438
 
Notes
  • 9 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 1 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
1 Game(s)
E. BonifacioCF
S. CastroSS
J. RuggianoRF
A. Rizzo1B
M. Olt3B
J. LakeLF
W. CastilloC
D. Barney2B
1 Game(s)
E. BonifacioCF
J. LakeLF
A. Rizzo1B
J. RuggianoRF
S. CastroSS
M. Olt3B
W. CastilloC
D. Barney2B
1 Game(s)
E. Bonifacio2B
L. Valbuena3B
A. Rizzo1B
N. SchierholtzRF
R. SweeneyCF
S. CastroSS
R. KalishLF
W. CastilloC
1 Game(s)
E. BonifacioCF
R. SweeneyLF
A. Rizzo1B
N. SchierholtzDH
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
R. KalishRF
D. Barney2B
1 Game(s)
E. Bonifacio2B
J. RuggianoCF
A. Rizzo1B
N. SchierholtzRF
S. CastroSS
J. LakeLF
L. Valbuena3B
M. OltDH
J. BakerC

 
 
 

John Baker, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
6.0001000
 
Position Breakdown
C - 4
Luis Valbuena, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.2263020
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 1, 3B - 12
James Russell, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
014.23.8606
 
Emilio Bonifacio, #64
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
15.35811028
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 9, SS - 1, 3B - 2, OF - 9
Justin Grimm, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
108.21.04011
 
Starlin Castro, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.2925290
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 16
Anthony Rizzo, #44
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.3339280
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 16
News
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was able to start Sunday's game vs. Cincinnati after leaving Saturday's game due to back spasms. Rizzo is batting .419 (18 for 43) with one triple, one home run, two doubles, six RBI, six walks and eight runs in his last 12 games.
Travis Wood, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0218.03.00419
 
Jeff Samardzija, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0228.01.29722
 
News
Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija put together another strong start Friday, but still took the loss in a 4-1 loss.

Samardzija tossed seven innings for the fourth time in as many starts, but was ultimately downed by a lack of help from his defense. He allowed one earned run in the fifth inning, and then lost the game on a throwing error by second baseman Emilio Bonifacio which allowed the eventual winning runs to come across in the sixth.

Samardzija allowed three runs in seven innings, but only one was earned. He surrendered six hits and a pair of walks, while striking out seven batters on 114 pitches.

Samardzija has been the victim of terrible luck, as his record stands at 0-2 through four starts, despite twirling seven innings with two or fewer earned runs in each. He will put his 1.29 ERA up against the Diamondbacks in his next start, as he searches for his first win Wednesday. 

James McDonald, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 60-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 3/30/14)
Jake Arrieta, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Expected to make Class A rehab start April 21 (Updated - 4/19/14)
News
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta hopes to reach the 100-pitch mark in his next rehab start, slated for Monday at Class A Daytona. He told MLB.com he would like to reach that point in what should be his final rehab start after overcoming shoulder tightness that bothered him in the spring.

"I want to get out there and get up to 100 pitches and kind of fine tune and refine some things, and hopefully, that'll be the last stop," Arrieta said.

Arrieta has allowed just one run on six hits and four walks in 12 1/3 innings in his first three rehab outings, and has been sitting the low- to mid-90's with his fastball as he nears his return.

"I'm right where I need to be," he said.

Welington Castillo, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.2344380
 
Position Breakdown
C - 12
News
Cubs catcher Welington Castillo continued his strong play Saturday, in an 8-4 win over the Reds. Castillo went 2 for 4 in the game for his third multi-hit game in the last seven, adding a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the win.

Castillo's average fell to .095 April 8, so he has put in work to get it back to .234. He is hitting .346 with two home run and six RBI over the last seven games. 

Jason Hammel, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2120.23.05516
 
News
According to the Cubs' game notes, Travis Wood will start Monday and Jason Hammel will start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Both pitchers started in Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Darwin Barney, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.1382120
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 12
Edwin Jackson, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1121.25.401319
 
News
Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson fell just short of his first quality start of the season Saturday, but still earned his first win as he took the Reds down, 8-4.

Jackson made it through five innings without trouble, and didn't get a chance to finish the sixth after allowing two runs. Still, he pitched well enough to get the win, as he was charged with two runs on eight hits and two walks, while striking out five.

Jackson is 1-1 through four starts, with an ugly 5.40 ERA. He will look for his first quality start in his next trip to the mound, Thursday against the Diamondbacks. 

Nate Schierholtz, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.2313041
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 12, DH - 1
Carlos Villanueva, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
139.111.5706
 
News
Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva struggled for the second straight start during an 8-2 loss Sunday against the Reds. He was charged with five runs on nine hits and one walk, while striking out seven in 4 2/3 innings.

Villanueva (1-4) got off to a good start as he struck out two in the first inning and had five strikeouts through three scoreless innings.

Unfortunately, it began to unravel for the right-hander in the fourth inning. The Reds would score three times in the fourth on RBI doubles from Devin Mesoraco and Zack Cozart, and an RBI single from opposing pitcher Homer Bailey.

Villanueva had more issues in the fifth inning, as Todd Frazier had an RBI double and Ryan Ludwick added an RBI single. Villaneuva was lifted after Ludwick's two-out RBI hit.

He's now allowed 14 earned runs in his last two starts -- both losses. Villanueva is slated to make his next start Friday at Milwaukee.

Ryan Kalish, #51
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.1543031
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 8
Hector Rondon, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
009.20.93110
 
Blake Parker, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.227.0000
 
Jose Veras, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
003.212.2703
 
News
Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Sunday he would like to see Jose Veras return to the closer's role at some point, per MLB.com.

"Veras was brought in to be our closer," Renteria said. "We want to make sure he's given an opportunity. He's working very hard on certain things but he still has to get out there on the hill in game situations to get comfortable.

"We certainly want to make sure we give Jose a chance to get back into the role and try to find situations we can allow him to work. He needs to work. We're going to do our very best that he gets into a comfort level. We need all those guys. In baseball, you don't eliminate guys, you need them all."

Junior Lake, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.2395242
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 13
Kyuji Fujikawa, #11
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Forearm - 15-day DL. Out until at least early June (Updated - 3/30/14)
Mike Olt, #30
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.2124360
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, 3B - 8, DH - 1
Ryan Sweeney, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.1472030
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 10
Wesley Wright, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.14.1503
 
Pedro Strop, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
016.24.0519
 
Justin Ruggiano, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.2004020
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 6
News
Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano will get a rest Friday against the Reds.

Ryan Sweeney is set to take over in center, while Junior Lake will start in left. Ruggiano has been mostly utilized as a spot-starter most of the year due to Emilio Bonifacio's hot start. Ruggiano is hitting just .143 in 21 at-bats.