“Whether we’re put in bad situations or not, our job is to keep them out of the end zone,” Hicks says.
“Any tweak at all could cost him the rest of the regular season,” Bosio says of Arrieta, who has an injured hamstring.
“In a loss, everything becomes just a little bit clearer,” Hicks says.
“Losing a guy like Jake for any amount of time right now is significant,” Bosio says.
“Respect is something you have to earn, Miller says. “We haven’t done much of that the last two years.”
“The percentage of home runs that determine games is just as significant if not more so in October,” Epstein says.
Wilson has a 6.35 ERA in eight appearances with Chicago and has created concern by walking nine batters in 5 2/3 innings.
The Cubs’ pitching has spearheaded their 14-3 run out of the All-Star break.
“I really like what they’ve done,” Hoyer says of the White Sox.
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Schwarber has hit .154 with a .580 OPS against lefties in his big league career.
“I just know it can flip fast,” Fox says.
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“Change is good,” Bowman says.
“It’s more about the individual player than anything with regards to where the big league club is right now,” Hahn says.
Bosio wanted to see Lackey give the Cubs a chance to win, but he came away respecting something more.
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“If we have a run of contention from 2015 through 2021, I guarantee you at that point we will have fully replenished the farm system,” Epstein says.
Robertson has a 2.70 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 33 1/3 innings this season while striking out 47 batters and walking 11.
“I thought the interview was fantastic,” Arians recalled of his Bears meeting. “I really was waiting for a call to tell me I had the job.”
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“We’re not playing consistent baseball,” Bosio says. “I think that’s more of the frustration for Miggy.”
“He’s on shutdown mode, and it’s killing him,” pitching coach Chris Bosio says of Hendricks.