Drew Smyly Chicago Cubs

Age: 32 (June 13, 1989) | 6' 2" | 188lbs. | Throws: Left Minors: p-3
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHC A 2018 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
MIL AAA 2019 1 0 0 0 3 3 12.2 10 2 3 18 4.97 1.03 1.14 2.1 12.8 .311 n/a
TEX AL 2019 1 5 1 0 13 9 51.1 64 19 34 52 8.42 1.91 2.13 6.0 9.1 .327 27/23/50 -14 -8
PHI NL 2019 3 2 0 0 12 12 62.2 62 13 21 68 4.45 1.32 1.47 3.0 9.8 .311 39/21/40 1 3
SF NL 2020 0 1 0 0 7 5 26.1 20 2 9 42 3.42 1.10 1.04 3.1 14.4 .358 42/23/35 5 9
ATL NL 2021 11 4 0 0 29 23 126.2 133 27 41 117 4.48 1.37 1.53 2.9 8.3 .306 39/22/39 4 6
CHC NL 2022 1 4 0 0 6 6 29.1 34 5 6 21 3.68 1.36 1.52 1.8 6.4 .320 52/15/33 1 1
Career 9yrs 47 43 3 0 223 140 866.0 836 143 272 852 4.17 1.28 1.37 2.8 8.9 .304 n/a
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Hmm... I just checked the starting lineups and it looks like Smyly is starting.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 31 '21

He'll be on tap as the first guy out of the bullpen tonight, which would seem like a good thing, based on...

A 4.75 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in his 23 starts --

compared to 1.64 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in his six relief appearances.

But... against all logic, his K/9 as a starter was 8.5, compared to 6.5 as a reliever.

Unless the score is already out of hand, we won't be seeing him in long relief.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 31 '21

A little further along:

Last year, the pandemic scrapped the entire minor-league season. Now, Klein said, people were returning, with relief and abandon, chasing that normal summer feeling of sitting at a game, even if the world still hadn’t entirely returned to normal. “One of the things that I think sports allows us to do is escape our problems,” he told me. “Right now, you’re here at the ballpark, and you’re not thinking about your cranky boss or the way your wife spoke to you this morning when you left home..."

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 26 '21

Did I link to this earlier?

If I did, I don't think I quoted this:

The Hillsboro Hops were in town from Oregon for a six-game series against the Spokane Indians. The name “Indians” was first used for a baseball team in Spokane in 1903. But in 2006, the current team began seriously grappling with how to bear that name respectfully and whether it should continue to use it at all. The baseball Indians reached out to the Spokane Tribe of Indians, whose people have inhabited the area for at least 9,000 years. A unique partnership was forged. When, for example, tribal leaders shared the urgency they felt to preserve their dialect of Salish — at the time, there were roughly a dozen remaining fluent speakers — the baseball team put Salish translations on the signage around its stadium. Since 2014, it has also worn the Salish word Sp’q’n’i (Spokane) across the chests of its jerseys...

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 26 '21

The KC Chiefs (Midwest!) and Florida State Seminoles use the same "war chant".  They are simply fans, all over America, having fun.  Back to baseball, please.

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Oct 25 '21

It's horribly gross. But, in the south, it's apparently acceptable to be able to be racist in this way and somehow a form of pride.  No doubt the team should be renamed the Atlanta Crackers, for historical, heritage reasons.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 24 '21

Anyone else think it's weird that the Tomahawk Chop is still a thing, given the Guardians and the Washington Football Team?

Will World Series exposure make it a topic?

Mike Landau ML-
Oct 24 '21

Yep. Astros vs. Braves.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 24 '21

An Astros-Braves World Series?

Not the matchup Manfred was rooting for.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 21 '21
Percentiles: FBv 43 FBs 45 CBs 10 Barrel 4 EV 13 xSLG 57 xERA 65
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15 '21