Archive - Mar 16, 2013

Bruce Chen Finds Out Javier Baez Can Do Whatever He Wants

Bruce Chen was torched for five home runs (two by Javier Baez and one each by David DeJesus, Alfonso Soriano, and Alberto Gonzalez) over five innings, as the Cubs cruised to an 8-3 vistory over the Kansas City Royals in Cactus League action this afternoon at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ.


Baez took Chen deep with a solo HR onto the berm beyond the LF fence with two outs in the 1st, and then again with another solo HR (this one a Monster Jam) over the scoreboard and into the parking lot with two outs in the 5th, and has now hit four home runs in his last five plate appearances (he hit home runs in his final two PA versus Team Japan yesterday, including a walk-off two-run HR in the 9th).


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  • Amazing effort by Gordon -- truly remarkable.

    billybucks 15 min 45 sec ago view
  • Cubs get 100, KB gets 100, Hendricks gets below 2.00, Cards get absolutely destroyed by the Reds -- all good, other than some Rondon concern. Hopefully, he can get a few outings in this week and find his groove. Also, I guess Soler is still struggling with his right side. Hmmmm. Too bad Joe didn't let Addy bat with the bases loaded in the 7th -- great RBI opportunity.

    I assume all the relievers are on a set schedule this week, but it seems strange Chapman pitched back-to-back.

    billybucks 17 min 58 sec ago view
  • Barry Rozner article interviewing Greg Maddux (with comments on Kyle Hendricks).

    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160925/sports...

    "I like watching him pitch," Maddux said of Hendricks. "I like guys that rely on movement and location. I can relate to him. That's what I had to do. "I'd rather watch him pitch than some lefty throwing 95 mph."

    Cubster 39 min 16 sec ago view
  • cubs win #100. neat.

    crunch 47 min 20 sec ago view
  • Chapman in to stop the bleeding.

    Brick 55 min 5 sec ago view
  • they're falling apart late in WAS...damn.

    crunch 1 hour 25 min ago view
  • Wilson Ramos may be hurt badly. Carried off the field. Looks like the knee.

    John Beasley 1 hour 28 min ago view
  • Hendricks 6 shutout innings, ends night with an ERA of 1.99

    Cubster 1 hour 38 min ago view
  • in case it hasn't been mentioned yet, Twins are hiring Indians 32-year old Derick Falvey from the Cleveland Native Americans organization.

    Suppose McLeod could still be asked by another organization but likely staying put.

    Rob G. 2 hours 37 min ago view
  • Well put, both your remark, and Crunch's.

    Transmission 2 hours 38 min ago view
  • I saw the Gordon HR. It was like a funeral where the mourners were made to play baseball. So sad...

    CTSteve 2 hours 42 min ago view
  • i wanted to watch more of it, but it started to feel like i was going beyond witnessing a human experience that isn't often seen into an uncomfortable voyeurism. these guys are in pain.

    crunch 3 hours 1 min ago view
  • wow I am glad I missed the start of the MIA game.  I would have been sobbing.

    Transmission 3 hours 10 min ago view
  • Baez!!

    Brick 3 hours 14 min ago view
  • baez grand slam!

    crunch 3 hours 14 min ago view
  • lulz, MIA with a 5-0 lead after 2 innings.

    crunch 3 hours 42 min ago view