With Yu Darvish hitting the 10-day DL with the parainfluenza virus, Jen-Ho Tseng was called up to the Cubs from Iowa after being scratched from his start the night before. Tseng is set for his second career MLB start after starting 6 games for the Iowa Cubs this season.
Tseng was called up to the Cubs for his major league debut near the end of last season and didn’t have the debut he planned for. Tseng only made it into the third inning where he was pulled after allowing 5 hits and 5 earned runs. However, he looked very sharp in his first appearance of the bullpen, tossing 3.0 innings of no-hit baseball on September 28th.
This year in the minors, Jen-Ho Tseng has a 0-4 record with an 8.04 ERA and 1.85 WHIP, struggling with his command over the last few games. Tseng’s strikeout numbers are a positive this season with a 9.26 K/9 ratio.
Tseng starting on Tuesday night should be interesting to watch because he lacks the major league experience, but we are predicting that he pitches well and minimizes command problems. Tseng likely will pitch just 3-4 innings but hopefully, they are good enough to keep the Cubs in the game. Good luck Jen-Ho!