Duane Underwood Jr.
RP - PIT - IL60
Duane Underwood Jr. pitched the sixth and seventh innings of Thursday's game against the Pirates, giving up one run on three hits and three strikeouts. The Cubs lost, 7-0.
Underwood has increased his strikeout rate this year, getting 25 strikeouts in 19 and 2/3 innings. He is still struggling with hard contact, as just six percent of his batted balls are of soft contact. He will be waiver wire fodder until he fixes that issue.
Duane Underwood went four innings in his first career start in the majors. He would only allow one run but took the loss in the 2-1 Dodgers win.
Underwood is one of the Cubs most developed minor league pitcher. He looked pretty good once he got out of a rough first inning but is no sure thing yet.