Archive - Apr 24, 2013

Rockies Stone Cubs with Long Ball Bonanza

Jaron Shepherd and Correlle Prime smacked solo home runs to highlight a three-run 1st inning, 2012 1st round pick David Dahl blasted a two-run HR to key a three-run 4th, Jared Simon singled, tripled, walked twice, and scored two runs, and Jeff Popick singled twice, doubled, and drove-in a run, leading the Rockies to an 8-2 victory over the Cubs in Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #4 (formerly known as "Field #3") in Mesa, AZ.


Garrett Schlecht drilled a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd inning and Trevor Gretzky crushed a 420+ ft solo HR over the right-centerfield fence with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to account for the two Cub runs.


The defensive play of the day was a run-saving diving catch of a sinking line-drive by Rashad Crawford in short CF.


Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):


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  • Reports this morning that Marlins' pitching ace Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident - just horrible news.

    Eric S 1 hour 39 min ago view
  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 13 hours 53 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 19 hours 11 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 19 hours 12 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 19 hours 24 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 19 hours 25 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 19 hours 25 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 19 hours 33 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 19 hours 46 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 20 hours 19 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 20 hours 23 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 20 hours 35 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 20 hours 54 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 21 hours 14 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 21 hours 15 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 1 day 15 min ago view