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Cubs Falter Late (Twice) but Dingers Everywhere!

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The young Cubs provided the fireworks early against the Giants before the bullpen couldn’t find away to get outs, and blew a 5-0 lead en route to an 8-6 loss.  It was a lineup that had Cubs fans buzzing, Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, and Kyle Schwarber, oh my.  It was Schwarber who did the heavy lifting as he jacked a grand slam in his first at bat, giving the Cubs an early 4-0 lead.  The Cubs pitching made that hold up early on as Jacob Turner, and Pierce Johnson were on top of their game, Johnson was particularly impressive.

At the plate:

  • Kyle Schwarber was the star at the plate going 1-for-3 with said grand slam.
  • Jorge Soler hit a number of balls hard, he finished the day 1-for-3 with a run scored.
  • Billy McKinney came on late and went deep, he finished the day 1-for-1 with an RBI.
  • Kris Bryant went 0-for-2 with a walk, and a run scored.
  • Addison Russell was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
  • Albert Almora didn’t start but finished the day 2-for-2, good to see.

On the mound:

  • Jacob Turner got the start, and battled command early, he worked two scoreless innings, giving up one hit while walking two, and striking out one.
  • Pierce Johnson was outstanding, he worked two scoreless innings, giving up no hits while walking one, and striking out one.
  • Corey Black struggled, he worked one inning, giving up one run on one hit while walking two, and hitting Hunter Pence, breaking his forearm, ouch.
  • Hunter Cervenka was worse, he was only able to register one out, he gave up five runs, four earned, on four hits while walking two.

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A tie.  The Cubs and A’s tied today.  Mike Olt got the offense off and running early as he blasted a two-out, two-run bomb.  Unfortunately that was all the Cubs could muster as they went scoreless the rest of the way while scratching out only five hits.  The pitching was outstanding as Travis Wood, Neil Ramirez, and Drake Britton, among others, shut down the Athletics offense.

At the plate:

  • MIKE OLT!  Olt finished theday 1-for-2 with a home run, and two RBI.
  • Chris Coghlan was 1-for-1 with a run scored.
  • Newcomer Miguel Montero was 1-for-2 in the tie.

On the mound:

  • Travis Wood got the start, and was flawless.  Wood worked two scoreless innings giving up no hits, walking none while striking out two.
  • Neil Ramirez was stupid good per usual.  Ramirez worked one scoreless inning while striking out two.
  • Drake Britton was pretty good in his first audition for a bullpen spot.  Britton worked a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.
  • Gonzalez Germen had the plate jump around a bit, but he was fairly effective.  Germen worked two scoreless innings, giving up one hit while walking two, and striking out two.

 

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Garza Nearly Perfect in Cubs Win

The Cubs are positioned to win their second series in a row after beating the Phillies this afternoon 5-1 behind a dominant Matt Garza.  Garza was nasty, going 7 innings, only allowing 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 10.  Garza, the victim of some poor run support and tough luck finally got some help to record the victory.  Tony Campana was once again the spark plug for the Cubs offense, this time leading off, as he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and another stolen base.  Bryan LaHair and Jeff Baker also had productive days at the plate.  LaHair went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored, while Baker went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Joe Mather chipped in with a solo home run which is the only home run hit by a Cubs outfielder on the season, yikes.  Full box score, and highlights after the jump.

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Cubs Spoil Cardinals Big Day

Okay, I’m sure the Cardinals will live, they walk away from today’s game with a loss but they also got a rather shiny ring to commemorate their World Championship last year that the Cubs had a huge hand in.  Today, the Cubs got a small piece of revenge beating the Cardinals 9-5 at a soggy Busch Stadium in St. Louis.  Adam Wainwright, who is returning from Tommy John this season was beat for the second time this year, while Jeff Samardzija earned his second win in as many starts for the Cubs.  While the Cubs won by four runs it really could have been much more as it was a tale of two games.

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Garza Just Misses Complete Game as Cubs Roll

 

These games are a lot more fun then all those stupid late inning losses that the Cubs have been experiencing.  Today’s game was rarely in doubt thanks to a ginormous third inning for the Cubs as they put up six runs and seven hits to break the game wide open.  Matt Garza made that hold up and then some as he was lights out all day.  Garza went 8 and 2/3rds innings surrendering only three hits, and two walks while striking out nine on the day.  Garza was one out away from a complete game when he got what seemingly was the final out on a ground ball right back to him, instead he launched the throw about 20 rows deep over LaHair’s head which also ended his day.  Shawn Camp came in and got the final out to secure the victory, and send the Cubs to St. Louis feeling a little better about themselves.

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Cubs Fall Flat Against Brewers

Another day, another solid start from Ryan Dempster, and another loss.  Such is life at this point with the Cubs, do everything but win.  Once again the Cubs entered the late innings hanging on to a one run lead.  By now, everyone should know that odds are the outcome is not going to be a favorable one for Cubs fans and players alike.

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Soto’s Bombs Help Cubs Overcome Poor Samardzija Start

In one of his last auditions to make the Cubs rotation, Jeff Samardzija struggled through four innings against the Rockies on Friday.  The Cubs bullpen was able to right the ship, and the Cubs offense was ready and willing to take the game over.  The Cubs scored three runs in three different innings erasing defecits of 5-3 and 7-6 in route to a 10-8 slugfest victory

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Cubs Falter Late in Both Games, Get a Marmol Injury Scare

The Cubs played well for the majority of both games today but ended up tied in one, and lost the other.  The Cubs held a solid lead all day against the A’s, but a three run ninth inning by the A’s forced the game to extra’s and that’s where it ended tied at five.  In the other game, Ryan Dempster turned in the longest outing by a Cubs pitcher all Spring going 6 strong innings, however the Cubs couldn’t break thru against Rangers pitching and dropped a well-played ball game 6-2.  The other interesting, or, concerning news for Cubs fans was that Carlos Marmol had to leave the game against the Rangers after a visit from the trainer, more on that later.

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Great Day for Cubs Not Named Travis Wood

The Cubs offense exploded in the first inning today, scoring seven runs off of Seattle starter Jason Vargas.  Believe it or not, that wasn’t enough for Travis Wood as he continues to really struggle with his mechanics and command.  Wood who is vying for a spot in the Cubs rotation is pitching himself right out of it.   Wood gave up seven runs on seven hits over two innings of work, and has now given up 13 runs on 13 hits in 4 and 2/3rds innings this Spring.

 

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Coleman Sharp, but Cubs Fall to Sox in Extras

The Cubs jumped out to a 3-0 lead and Casey Coleman made that stand while he was in the game for three strong innings.  However, Andy Sonnanstine had another rough outing which let the Sox right back in the game, and gave them a brief 5-3 lead.  The Cubs were able to fight back and tie it late, but left runners on the corners in the 8th inning.  Jordan Danks belted a 2-run homer in the 10th inning to give the White Sox a two run lead, and eventually the victory. 

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Cubs Drop Two More Games Today, Skid Hits Six

Ups and downs, I’m sure the Cubs will see their fair share of those throughout the season.  They have already seen it this Spring, just four days ago the Cubs were coming off three straight wins and playing some good baseball, now they have lost six in a row, good thing is, none of that matters right now.  The Cubs are still playing well, just not getting the results, there will be plenty of time for that.  Each Cubs starter pitched well today, Samardzija against the Rangers, and Maholm against the A’s.  However, both pitchers were tagged with losses today, Maholm was done in by a Josh Vitters error in the first that led to a three run first inning.  Samardzija only gave up one run over four innings, but the Cubs bats couldn’t get it going until late in the game when it was out of hand.

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