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2017 Schedule
39-38, 2nd in NL Cent
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1hJesse Rogers

Cubs' Montero blames 'slow' Arrieta after 7 SB

After the Nationals stole seven bases Tuesday night, Cubs catcher Miguel Montero pointed his frustration toward starter Jake Arrieta: "When you really look at it the pitcher doesn't give me any time."


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Miguel Montero discuss a bad night behind the plate as the Nationals stole 7 bases against him and Jake Arrieta.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catch Miguel Montero discuss the 7 stolen bases on him in the team's 6-1 loss to the Nationals. He claims his pitcher didn't help matters.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Did you know there was an after party for the pro-am today?! Well Sarina Morales and I got invited to KPMG's after party at a World Champion's house!

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3hEddie Matz

Nationals steal team-record 7 bases off Cubs

The Nationals stole seven bases Tuesday night off beleaguered Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, tying a franchise record most recently accomplished by the Montreal Expos in 1986.


Nats, Scherzer beat Cubs, Arrieta in Cy Young showdown

Max Scherzer allowed one run and two hits as the Washington Nationals knocked Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta out in the fifth inning on the way to a 6-1 victory Tuesday night in a showdown of the past two NL Cy Young Award winners.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost 6-1 to the Nationals behind 7 stolen bases by the home team. Trea Turner stole 4 himself as the Nats run game had a big impact in the outcome. Jake Arrieta never got in a groove, failing to pitch five innings for the fifth time this season. He walked 6 batters and gave up 6 hits in 4 innings. Miguel Montero was behind the plate for all 7 steals while he also committed a throwing error allowing a run to score. So did Tommy La Stella. If the Cubs played a clean game they may have been in it until the end but they gave the game away early. Kris Bryant's first inning triple drove in the lone run for the Cubs.

Nationals swipe 7 bases against Cubs (0:47)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nationals have 7 stolen bases tonight off of Miguel Montero meaning Montero is now 1 for 32 (3 percent) this season throwing out would be base stealers. He's on pace for the lowest caught stealing percentage (min 25 attempts) for a Cubs catcher since at least 1969. In the last 30 years only one catcher on any team has been worse over a full season: Hank Conger was 1 for 43 in 2015.

Scherzer brings in run with infield single (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon and others from the Cubs traveling party will indeed visit the White House on Wednesday. It's an informal visit for anyone that wants to attend.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Hendricks discuss his recovery from tendinitis. He's not off a mound yet but when he is the Cubs will have a better idea when he can return. He says there is no pain.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo returns to leadoff while Tommy La Stella bats second and plays second for the Cubs against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. Kris Bryant hits cleanup and plays RF with Jon Jay in left and Ian Happ in center. Jeimer Candelario starts at 3b as Addison Russell remains out of the lineup with a sore shoulder. Javy Baez is at SS.

ESPN Stats & Info

Cy Young winners meet Tuesday night

For just the third time in the past 10 years, Cy Young winners from the last two seasons will face off against each other, per Elias. Jake Arrieta had the stronger Cy Young campaign, but he enters Tuesday with a 4.36 ERA compared to Max Scherzer's 2.09.

ESPN Stats & Info

Cubs' pitching is heating up

After a slow start, the Cubs' starting pitching appears to be on the right track. Jake Arrieta goes for his second straight quality start on Tuesday night vs. Max Scherzer and the Nationals.

Cubs need to step up their game (2:23)
Rizzo's leadoff numbers are astounding (1:05)
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1dJesse Rogers

The best is finally here for Javier Baez

The Cubs got everything they've been waiting for, grabbing a win over an NL rival with their flashiest player putting together a highlight reel.

Will Ferrell had himself a day at ESPN (1:04)
Cubs hold on to beat Nationals (1:47)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Great line by Joe Maddon after beating the Nationals on Monday while fielding the youngest starting lineup in baseball this season as several players were in Triple-A until recently: "If this is a spring training lineup we might get a call (from the league office)." In spring games teams are required to have at least four regulars start in every game.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss his game against the Nationals on Monday. He made two great catches, struck out 3 times then had two late hits in the Cubs 5-4 win. His catch in foul ground was one of the best he's ever had.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss winning the first game of the series against the Nationals.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24129th
On Base Percentage.32813th
Slugging Percentage.42117th
Earned Run Average3.937th
Quality Starts31Tied-21st

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