On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Luke Stuckmeyer talks with Tyler Chatwood, Kelly Crull catches up with Yu Darvish, and David Kaplan and David DeJesus weigh in on the starting rotation.
01:00 - Tyler Chatwood on his outing on Sunday
02:25 - Chatwood on difference from last year
6:00 - Yu Darvish talks about his season so far
7:15 - Joe Maddon thinks Darvish has another gear
8:00 - Why the starters have been so good lately
9:30 - What adjustments has Tyler Chatwood made on the mound this season?
11:20 - Could Chatwood be effective out of the Cubs bullpen?
12:00 - Is Darvish making progress?
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Cubs Talk Podcast
Luke Stuckmeyer is joined by NBC Sports Chicago Cubs producers Eric Strobel and Nate Poppen to break down Monday night's big matchup between former Cub Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish.
The trio discuss the history and dynamics behind the matchup (2:00), the statistical comparison between the two pitchers over the past two seasons and their potential going forward (4:00), the difference in mental makeup between Jake and Yu (11:00), and Jake's massively important place in Cubs history (17:30).
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Cubs Talk Podcast
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Carlos Zambrano hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012 (and the minors since 2013), but he is back pitching in Chicagoland.
The former Cubs ace made his debut with the Chicago Dogs of the American Association on Saturday. Zambrano didn't register any strikeouts, but retired all four batters he faced.
The 37-year-old got three groundouts and a flyout in 13 pitches.
The Dogs play at Impact Field in Rosemont and the day before Zambrano's debut they set a world record for the most wieners in one location. So this is a bit different than the major leagues.