Pitching is the theme, and it continues with Underwood. In a spot start versus the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this season, Underwood pitched four innings, giving up one earned run on just two hits.
While it was not the most dominant debut, and considering the circumstances, Underwood did show glimpses of what he can be for the Cubs. As we approach the final month, Underwood could have his name called once again as a depth move with the possibility of some work mixed in.
Underwoods last two starts at Triple-A Iowa have not been great, however before that he posted three straight starts of one-run ball (15 IP, 1.80 ERA).
It is no secret that the Cubs bullpen has seen its fair share of work this season. Entering Sunday, the club ranked in the top ten in all of major league baseball with 429 2/3 IP. Underwood could, at the very least, provide some additional support as the team makes their final push to October.