|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||120.10||7.00||6.00||0.00||4.11||1.25||98.00||39.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 6.0||0||0|| 13.50||0||0||5|
|vs RHB|| 3.1||0||0|| 8.10||0||0||1|
|04/15/2014||Paul Goldschmidt, 1B ARI|
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Will Venable, CF SD
Joe Kelly, RP STL
|Cesar Hernandez, 2B PHI|
Derek Dietrich, 2B MIA
Carlos Villanueva, RP CHC
Corey Dickerson, CF COL
|04/14/2014||Carlos Villanueva, RP CHC|
Billy Hamilton, CF CIN
Patrick Corbin, SP ARI
|Homer Bailey, SP CIN|
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|04/13/2014||Carlos Villanueva, RP CHC||Mark Reynolds, 3B MIL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Carlos Villanueva rocked in second start |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Cubs right-hander Carlos Villanueva followed a strong first start with a dud Saturday in St. Louis.
Villanueva, who had given up just one run in five innings against Philadelphia, was blasted for nine runs on 10 hits in three innings against the Cardinals. He yielded four runs in the second and five in the fourth before his merciful removal.
He surrendered six hits to the first seven batters he faced in the second, including a leadoff homer to Mike Adams. Villanueva then allowed a double and two singles in the fourth.
Villanueva will seek to turn it around Saturday against the Reds.
|Carlos Villanueva picks up win in first start |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/6/14) Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva made his first start and third outing of the season for Chicago, earning a win against the Phillies.
Villanueva allowed a run one six hits and no walks while striking out three in five innings of work. He tossed 71 pitches, 53 of which were strikes in an 8-3 win.
Villanueva has surrendered three runs over 6 1/3 innings this season. He'll make his second start on Saturday in St. Louis.
|Carlos Villanueva to start Sunday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/14) Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva will start Sunday, according to MLB.com.
Villanueva was in danger of losing his start due to pitching in relief twice this past week. He didn't throw that many pitches, and the team feels comfortable letting him throw again Sunday. He'll take on the Phillies.
|Carlos Villanueva could be scratched from Sunday start |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/4/14) Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva could be scratched from Sunday's start, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Villanueva was used in relief both Monday and Wednesday, and manager Rick Renteria is unsure if he'll use him Sunday. Villanueva didn't throw a lot of pitches during his appearances, and the team is still considering him for Sunday. Renteria plans to discuss other options with his coaching staff in case the club decides to go another direction.
|Already accustomed to bouncing between the starting rotation and bullpen, Carlos Villanueva began 2013 as a starter and performed well in the role, compiling a 3.02 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings over his first seven starts. But after an ugly performance on May 14, he was bumped to the bullpen, the victim of Matt Garza's return from the DL. Eventually, the Cubs traded enough of their starting pitchers to shift Villanueva back to the rotation, but he wasn't as effective then and ended up spending most of the last two months in the bullpen. The Cubs still don't have the deepest collection of starting pitchers, as was evident when Jake Arrieta went down with a tight shoulder prior to spring training, so at least at the beginning of 2014, Villanueva figures to have a starting job again. Outside of deeper Head-to-Head points leagues, where his relief pitcher eligibility comes in handy, he's not so worth drafting, though.
(Updated 3/17/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/18/14||CIN||2:20 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|4/19/14||CIN||2:20 pm||Tony Cingrani|
|4/20/14||CIN||2:20 pm||Homer Bailey|
|4/21/14||ARI||8:05 pm||Bronson Arroyo|
|4/22/14||ARI||8:05 pm||Brandon McCarthy|
|4/23/14||ARI||2:20 pm||Wade Miley|
|4/24/14||ARI||2:20 pm||Mike Bolsinger|
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