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That finish was sketchy to say the least. The game was all but over heading into the bottom of the ninth but Iowa pitchers could not find the plate and the result was Round Rock almost pulling off the upset. It was a headliner night for the Cubs big prospects as Castillo, Jackson, and Rizzo had solid efforts. Brett Jackson was back in the lineup after a day off yesterday and delivered with a solo home run late in the game which turned out to be an important run. Welington Castillo continued his hot start going 3-for-4 with a home run, and Rizzo went 3-for-4 with two home runs on the night. That brings Rizzo HR total to five in just nine games so far. Jay Jackson had a solid outing going 5 innings and only allowing two runs on five hits. Full box score after the jump.
Anthony Rizzo continues his assault on triple-A pitching Monday night going 3 for 3 including tow homers and three RBI’s in Iowa’s 10-6 victory. Adrian Cardenas and Josh Vitters both had two hits on the night as Iowa pounded out 12 in total. Not wanting to be left out, Iowa’s starting pitcher Travis Wood hit a two run homer to go along with his solid start on the mound. Wood gave up three runs on four hits over six innings of work, he only walked one and struck out six to earn the win.
|a- Ty Wright||PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Travis Wood (W, 1-0)||6.0||4||3||3||1||6||0||4.50|
|Esmailin Caridad (H, 1)||1.2||0||0||0||0||2||0||0.00|
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Joe Mather made another huge statement on Sunday, hitting a game winning solo shot in the top of the 9th inning against the Rangers. A home run that might have cemented his spot on the Cubs bench for the upcoming season. Mather has been fantastic this Spring, hitting .379, with 2 HR’s, and 7 RBI in 29 Spring at bats.
Cubs radio play-by-play voice Pat Hughes hit the nail on the head entering the sixth inning when he said it’s a completely different team out there. Such is spring training, the longer the game goes the earlier in the Spring the more players are swapped in and out. The Cubs dominated for the first six innings today, as they built up a 6-1 lead by the bottom of the 4th inning behind a three run shot by Blake Dewitt in the second, and run scoring singles by Clevenger and Barney in the fourth. The Cubs were clicking on all cylinders as they were working counts where necessary and jumping on fastballs early in the count when the situation called for it.