Results tagged ‘ Geovany Soto ’
It’s been a rather busy few days for the Cubs, and really nothing good, it continues today.
Geovany Soto was officially placed on the 15-day DL, and Randy Wells has been recalled to the Cubs. Wells will pitch primarily out of the bullpen.
I mentioned earlier that Koyie Hill was signed and will start the majority of the games as Welington Castillo is unavailable with a knee strain.
It’s not a good time to be a Cubs catcher. Go Cubs!
It doesn’t get any worse than this, 8 innings of dominant stuff from Dempster only to have Carlos Marmol come in and crap all over it. Not the first time either, as Marmol has been an absolute disaster this year. After building a 3-0 lead behind solo home runs from Castro, LaHair (what else in new), and Soto, yes Soto, the Cubs were sitting pretty. Then the wheels fell off. Marmol faced five batters in the ninth and retired none of them en route to yet another blown save. Rafael Dolis was able to keep the Cubs alive by cleaning up Marmol’s mess, but the damage had already been done, on the scoreboard and mentally. The Cubs were done after Marmol blew the save, it was obvious, and the Reds made it official in the bottom of the 10th on a sacrifice fly by Rolen to win 4-3. Full box score, and highlights after the jump.
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
Spring training is always a great stage for a competitive hard fought position battle, this year is no exception. Enter Steve Clevenger and Welington Castillo, the two men fighting tooth and nail for the backup catcher position. Coming into the spring I knew that Geovany Soto’s backup was a position to be had for a number of candidates, I just didn’t think more than one guy would stand out. Let’s meet the two men vying for the position.
Geovany Soto is healthy enough to make his Spring debut today against the Brewers. The Cubs travel to Maryvale today to battle Dale Sveum’s former team, and Aramis Ramirez’s new team, the Brewers. Ryan Dempster gets the start today, first pitch is at 2:05 central. The game will be on WGN TV, and national league rules are back in play, so no more dh. Check back after the game for a full recap. Here’s how the Cubs lineup.
1. RF – David DeJesus
2. LF – Reed Johnson
3. SS – Starlin Castro
4. 1B – Bryan LaHair
5. C – Geovany Soto
6. 3B – Ian Stewart
7. 2B – Darin Barney
8. CF – Tony Campana
9. P – Ryan Dempster
Throughout the season we will have features that we run each day of the week, one of them will be Media Monday. We hope to bring you all the best pictures, audio, and video (where allowed by MLB) from the past week. Obviously everyone is very excited about Spring training getting underway, please enjoy the content below.