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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Surrenders three runs in loss
Smyly (1-5) took the loss during Wednesday's 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Pirates, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts in 4.1 innings.
Smyly encountered trouble his second time through Pittsburgh's order, surrendering four consecutive baserunners with two out in the third inning and a Jack Suwinski solo home run in the fifth that proved to be the difference. After winning his first start of the season, the 32-year-old has lost five straight turns while churning out a 5.55 ERA, although he's gotten only eight total runs of support. He'll look to get back in the win column against Cincinnati early next week.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Losing streak continues
Smyly (1-4) took the loss during Friday's 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks, allowing four runs on 10 hits and one walk with four strikeouts in six innings.
Smyly was able to get through Arizona's order clean the first and third time through, but was tagged for three runs on four hits in the third and an additional run on a walk and a hit in the fourth. The six innings is the longest the 32-year-old has gone this season though the 10 hits easily surpass a previous high of six as Smyly owns a high 1.35 WHIP despite a quality 3.64 ERA. He's currently slated to pitch again early next week for a third match with Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Takes third loss
Smyly (1-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits across 4.1 innings to take the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers. He walked two and struck out four.
Clayton Kershaw and two Los Angeles relievers combined to shut out Chicago, so Smyly had no margin for error as he picked up his third loss of the season versus only one win. Despite the poor record, the lefty has actually pitched pretty well with a 3.04 ERA, but the 9-17 Cubs are struggling to win any ballgames these days. Smyly will look for a better outcome in his next scheduled start against the Diamondbacks.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Activated from bereavement list
Smyly (personal) was activated from the bereavement list prior to Saturday's start against the Dodgers, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Smyly had been away from the team since Tuesday, but he'll start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. The southpaw is officially serving as the 27th man for the twin bill but should remain in the rotation following Saturday's outing.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Friday's game postponed
Smyly (personal) and the Cubs won't play Friday against the Dodgers after the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Smyly was a potential starter for Friday's matchup after spending time on the bereavement list, but the game ultimately won't be played. The southpaw will take the mound in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, while Daniel Norris will start in the nightcap, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Placed on bereavement list
Smyly was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday and won't make his scheduled start against the White Sox, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Players may spend between three and seven days on the bereavement list, meaning Smyly should return either late this week or early next week. Scott Effross will make a spot start in his place Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Picks up second loss
Smyly (1-2) allowed two runs on five hits across 4.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against Atlanta. He walked one and struck out four.
Two solo home runs accounted for all the offense against Smyly as he fell to the team he played for last season. The lefty is now sitting at 1-2 but has pitched well with a 2.79 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across his first four starts. Smyly isn't a huge strikeout guy, with 13 so far across 19.1 innings, but he'll have some fantasy value as long as he keeps his ERA and WHIP down. The veteran lines up to face the White Sox on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Dealt first loss
Smyly (1-1) was charged with the loss Friday against the Pirates after allowing four runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk across five innings.
The left-hander gave up two runs on two hits and a walk during the second inning, and Michael Chavis and Roberto Perez tacked on solo homers in the fourth and fifth frames. Smyly delivered 9.2 scoreless innings across his first two starts of 2022 but was bit Friday by Pittsburgh. He'll carry a 2.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB into his next start, which projects for Thursday in Atlanta.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: No-decision in scoreless outing
Smyly didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Rockies after allowing four hits and a walk while striking out four across 4.2 scoreless innings.
Smyly joined the Cubs in mid-March and found his way into the rotation due to several injuries, but he's done enough through his first two starts to believe he could earn a regular spot for the remainder of the season. He's yet to allow a run through 9.2 innings, allowing seven hits and posting a strong 5:1 K:BB. His next start is scheduled for Friday at home against the Pirates.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Cruises to first win
Smyly (1-0) tossed five scoreless innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Pirates. He allowed three hits and struck out one.
It was an excellent team debut for Smyly, who didn't join the Cubs until March 19. The veteran lefty has had some success before, including his respectable 4.48 ERA across 23 starts with Atlanta last season. Chicago is currently without Alec Mills (back), Wade Miley (elbow) and Adbert Alzolay (lat), so Smyly should be entrenched in the rotation for now, and he could stick there all year if he pitches well. He's currently slated to start again Sunday against the Rockies at Coors Field.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Starting fourth game of season
Cubs manager David Ross confirmed Tuesday that Smyly will make his first start of the regular season Sunday against the Brewers in Chicago, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Even though he didn't sign with the Cubs until March 19, Smyly advanced far enough along in his throwing program to be included in the team's Opening Day rotation. He'll start the final contest of the Cubs' four-game season-opening series in Milwaukee, with the lefty's placement of fourth in the pitching schedule allowing Chicago to break up right-handers Marcus Stroman and Alec Mills. Stroman will start Saturday, while Mills will get his first turn next week in Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Should make rotation
Smyly has been told he'll be a starter for the Cubs to begin the season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Smyly worked as a starter and as a reliever at times for Atlanta last season, but the Cubs will need the lefty to start with Adbert Alzolay (lat) and Wade Miley (elbow) currently out. The eventual return of those two injured pitchers could push Smyly into a long-relief role, though the veteran could stick in the rotation if he pitches well early in the year.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Pitches well in debut
Smyly pitched two scoreless innings in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Padres. He allowed one hit and struck out two.
This was Smyly's first game action of the spring after agreeing to a one-year deal with the Cubs a week ago. The lefty started 23 games for Atlanta last season, registering a 4.48 ERA and 1.37 WHIP across 126.2 innings of work. He'll likely slot in at the back of Chicago's rotation to begin the year, particularly with Adbert Alzolay (lat) currently on the 60-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Drew Smyly: Agrees to terms with Cubs
Smyly signed a one-year, $5.25 million contract with the Cubs on Saturday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Smyly spent time with four teams across the last three seasons, and he'll now join the Cubs' pitching staff ahead of the 2022 campaign. He made 29 appearances (23 starts) for Atlanta last year and posted a 4.48 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 126.2 innings. The southpaw will be in the mix for a back-end rotation role heading into the regular season, but he's also demonstrated an ability to serve as a middle reliever.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Drew Smyly: Picks up win in Game 4
Smyly (1-0) allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two in 3.1 innings to earn the win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.
Smyly worked behind an opener in Wednesday's matchup and gave up two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, but he was rewarded with his first playoff win of the year while making his first 2021 postseason appearance. The southpaw tossed 56 pitches Wednesday, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be available in relief later in the series.... See More ... See Less
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