Robert Stock was called up to the Cubs from Triple-A Iowa to make what can only be termed a random start against the best pitcher in baseball.
It did not go well: four innings, six walks, five runs, a loss.
Thursday, the Cubs returned Stock to Iowa and recalled lefthanded reliever Brad Wieck.
Wieck has thrown eight scoreless innings in three different stints with the Cubs this year, allowing six hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts. With Iowa he has a 4.70 ERA and 1.696 WHIP in six appearances covering 7⅔ innings, although he was part of a combined no-hitter thrown by Iowa against Indianapolis on May 9.
My guess is that we won’t see Stock in a Cubs MLB uniform again, putting him in the pantheon of one-game Cubs, some of whom I’ve written about here previously, and also here. If that’s the case he departs with an 11.25 Cubs ERA and four hits, six walks and five runs allowed in four innings.
As always, we await developments.