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Cubs' Justin Steele: Ties career high with 10 strikeouts
Steele struck out 10 batters in 4.2 scoreless innings Friday against the Marlins, walking one while allowing four hits. He did not factor into the decision.
Steele isn't known for his strikeout stuff, as he carried a forgettable 22.5 percent career strikeout rate heading into Friday's start, but he wound up matching his career high with his second double-digit strikeout game of the season. The Marlins didn't offer much resistance outside of the fourth inning, when a catcher's interference call and a pair of singles loaded the bases with one out, but Steele would escape that jam with a strikeout and a flyout. The only negative for the lefty was that all the long counts meant he was unable to finish five frames, but it was still quite a encouraging performance. Steele will look to provide an encore Wednesday against Washington.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Start pushed to Friday
Steele will make his next start Friday against the Marlins, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Steele appeared set to pitch in Thursday's doubleheader after his start Wednesday was postponed due to inclement weather, but Chicago will instead push him back an additional day. Marcus Stroman will start Game 1 of the twin bill, and the Cubs have yet to announce who will take the mound for the nightcap.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Wednesday's start postponed
Steele won't start as scheduled Wednesday against the Cardinals since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The contest will be made up via a doubleheader Thursday, and Steele should start one of those games. He's given up five runs (one earned) with an 8:5 K:BB across 8.2 frames in his two starts since the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Dealt seventh loss
Steele (4-7) allowed four unearned runs on five hits, a walk and a hit batsman while striking out six in 3.2 innings, taking the loss Thursday versus the Giants.
Errors early in the third and fourth innings ultimately allowed the Giants to tag Steele for a pair of runs in each of those frames. The Cubs' offense couldn't overcome the defensive shortcomings, sending the southpaw to defeat in his shortest outing since a two-inning effort May 26. Steele's ERA dropped to 3.86, but he has an unimpressive 1.43 WHIP and 87:42 K:BB through 91 innings in 19 starts this year. He's projected to make his next start in St. Louis next week.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Picks up fourth win
Steele (4-6) yielded one run on four hits and four walks over five innings Friday, striking out two and earning a win over the Phillies.
Steele served up a solo homer to Kyle Schwarber on his first pitch of the night. He put seven more Phillies on base but held them off the board for the rest of his outing. Since the start of June, Steele is 3-1 with a 2.85 ERA through eight outings; he's allowed two or fewer runs in six of those. The 27-year-old southpaw will carry a 4.02 ERA into his expected start in San Francisco next week.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Takes loss despite solid effort
Steele (3-6) took the loss Wednesday, allowing three earned runs on six hits and one walk over six innings against the Orioles. He struck out three.
Steele was reinstated from the paternity list ahead of Wednesday's start and returned with a solid six-inning effort after struggling in the opening frame. The left-hander allowed four of the first five Orioles to reach base, with three of them coming around to score before Steele got out of the jam by retiring Adley Rutschman and Ramon Urias. Steele has pitched at least five innings in eight straight starts and sports a 3.23 ERA with 39 strikeouts during that stretch. His next start isn't scheduled until after the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Reinstated, will start Wednesday
The Cubs reinstated Steele from the paternity list Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. The left-hander said he'll start Wednesday's series finale with the Orioles at Wrigley Field, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago.
Reliever Anderson Espinoza was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to clear a spot on the 26-man active roster for Steele, who was away from the Cubs for the maximum three days to observe the birth of his child. The timing of his paternity leave caused him to miss out on a two-start week, but he'll get one more outing under his belt before the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Officially placed on paternity list
Steele (personal) was placed on the paternity list Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Steele did not travel with the Cubs to Los Angeles for the team's weekend series against the Dodgers. He was officially placed on the paternity list to make room for Marcus Stroman (shoulder) -- Saturday's starter -- on the active roster. Steele will have to return by Tuesday's game against the Orioles, though it's unclear when he may make his next start.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Headed for paternity list
Steele did not travel with the team to Los Angeles while he awaits the birth of his child, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Steele has not officially been placed on the paternity list yet, but he will not make his scheduled start Saturday against the Dodgers. The team has not announced a replacement, though Drew Smyly (oblique) is among the top candidates.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Looks sharp in no-decision
Steele allowed just one run on two hits across 6.2 innings but did not factor into the decision in Monday's loss to the Brewers. He walked four and struck out nine.
Steele was cruising with a 1-0 lead into the seventh inning, but after recording two quick outs, he allowed a walk and double that tied the game. After another walk, the lefty got the hook. It was a promising start nonetheless for Steele, who was one away from matching his season high in strikeouts. The walks are still holding him back a bit, as this was the seventh time in 16 starts that he's walked three or more batters. Steele will look to keep pitching well in his next scheduled start Saturday against the Dodgers.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Fans six in victory
Steele (3-5) earned the win over Cincinnati on Wednesday, pitching five-plus innings and allowing one run on six hits and three walks while striking out six.
Steele had some control issues in the contest, as he issued three walks and threw only 48 of 84 pitches for strikes. However, the southpaw was able to navigate his way to the win by inducing two double plays and surrendering only one extra-base hit. Steele held the Reds scoreless through five innings but was pulled after allowing three straight hitters to reach base in the sixth; that resulted in only one run, though, as Scott Effross didn't allow either of his two inherited runners to score after relieving Steele. Walks have been a major concern for Steele on the campaign -- he's issued multiple free passes in 11 of his 15 starts -- but he's managed to hang onto a spot in the Cubs' rotation by yielding three or fewer earned runs in 12 of the 15 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Allows six runs in no-decision
Steele allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits across 5.2 innings and did not factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the Pirates. He didn't walk anyone and struck out eight.
Steele was impressive missing bats, but a solo home run by Bryan Reynolds and a two-run shot by Ke'Bryan Hayes spoiled the lefty's outing. He's had some ups and downs this year, and he's now sitting with a 4.59 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 61 strikeouts across 64.2 innings. Steele will look for better results in his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Reds.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Gets second win
Steele (2-5) gave up two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings en route to the win Saturday against Atlanta.
He did the bare minimum from an innings standpoint and wasn't overly dominant, generating just six whiffs all game, but Steele registered his second win of the season. As things stand, he lines up to bring his four-seamer/slider combination to the mound next week in Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Turns in quality start
Steele allowed one run on six hits over seven innings in Monday's loss to the Padres. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.
Steele gave another strong performance but he's still looking for his first win since April 9. The only run he allowed came in the third inning from Jake Cronenworth's RBI single. Over his last two outings, Steele has been charged with two earned runs over 14 frames, lowering his season ERA to 4.33 across 12 starts. The 26-year-old is projected to face Atlanta at home this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Fires seven frames of one-run ball
Steele didn't factor into the decision during Sunday's 5-3 loss to St. Louis, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and three walks with one strikeout in seven innings.
Steele was efficient Sunday, navigating a season-high seven innings on 94 pitches, but he encountered trouble in the fifth when both runs scored on three hits and an error. The additional innings came at a cost though, as the 26-year-old whiffed only one batter after striking out 27 batters in 18 innings across his previous four starts. Steele now holds a 4.79 ERA and 1.55 WHIP while striking out 47 batters in 47 innings across 11 turns. He lines up to face the Yankees next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Walks four in no-decision
Steele allowed three runs on three hits and four walks over five innings in an 8-7 win Tuesday over Milwaukee. He struck out six and did not factor into the decision.
Steele gave up three runs in the third inning on three hits and a walk. Through four innings, the lefty had thrown 89 pitches and walked a batter in each frame. Somewhat surprisingly, he came back out for the fifth inning and retired the side in order, finishing with a career-high 102 pitches thrown. The 26-year-old has completed five innings in only four of his 10 starts and has an alarming 23 walks in 40 innings.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Allows seven runs in ugly loss
Steele (1-5) took the loss Thursday, allowing seven runs on seven hits and two walks over two innings against the Reds. He struck out two.
Steele gave up a two-run homer to Kyle Farmer in the bottom of the second inning and allowed the first five hitters to reach in the third, which all ended up coming around to score, before being taken out of the game for Scott Effross. After back-to-back stellar outings against the Diamondback, Steele posted his worst outing of the season, causing his ERA to jump from 3.82 to 5.40.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Justin Steele: Electric in no-decision
Steele pitched scoreless five innings, surrendering one hit and two walks while striking out nine in the loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision.
Steele, tasked with facing the Diamondbacks for a second straight start Saturday, once again dominated the opponent. He limited them to just three baserunners while allowing a season-low one hit. After having 19 total punchouts over his first six starts, the left-hander registered 19 combined in his two starts versus Arizona. Additionally, he only surrendered one run over those two outings and now sits with a 3.82 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with 38 strikeouts over 33 innings.... See More ... See Less
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