Chicago Cubs recall Dallas Beeler to take on the Colorado Rockies


On the same night that Chicago Cubs rookie Kris Bryant clubbed his first career walk-off homer to sink the Colorado Rockies during the bottom of the ninth inning, veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Jose Reyes and a couple of prospects.

Picking up the start for the Cubs (52-46) against the Tulowitzki-less Rockies will be rookie right-hander, Dallas Beeler. Beeler (0-0, 6.43 ERA) was called up earlier today from Triple-A Iowa while reliever Yoervis Medina was optioned back to the Iowa Cubs according to the team’s official Twitter handle.

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The 26-year-old will be making his fifth big league start – his previous outing coming against the Cincinnati Reds just six days ago prior to being shipped back to the Triple-A affiliate.

Beeler was tagged for five runs, three earned on six hits while issuing three walks in only two innings of work – three less than his 2015 debut against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

Hopefully, he’s able to reach the sixth inning and the guys behind him stay hot in the batter’s box. Last night’s game nearly slipped away from this club in the ninth when Jason Motte and Rafael Soriano took the mound.

Surely, Joe Maddon will turn to Hector Rondon if the Cubs have the lead later on in the evening.

Starting opposite Beeler will be Colorado’s (42-55) 29-year-old southpaw, Yohan Flande. Flande (0-1, 4.24 ERA) has worked out of the bullpen since May 15 until tonight.

He’s surrendered only one earned run on three hits in 9 1/3 frames with a 7/1 K/BB ratio against the Angels, Rangers, and Reds.

Here’s a look at tonight’s starting lineup’s for both clubs:

First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. central time and will broadcast live on CSN+, WBBM 780 AM.

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