Archive - Apr 27, 2013

Eric Aybar Helps Rally Angels Past Cubs at Diablo Park

Eric Aybar (on an injury rehab assignment) singled and walked and scored two runs, Quentin Davis punched-out three RBI singles, and Jonathan Walsh belted a solo HR, as the Angels rallied to defeat the Cubs 7-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Diablo Park Field #7 in Tempe, AZ.

Dillon Maples got the start for the Cubs and allowed one run on two hits and two walks in three innings of work (50 pitches). He also struck out five and threw a wild pitch. His hammer-curve was virtually unhittable (as it usually is), and he was able to command his fastball somewhat better today than in previous outings.  

Josh Vitters continued his EXST rehab assignment, playing 3B for seven innings and batting five times. He flied out twice, grounded out, and reached base on an Eric Aybar error and on an HBP, and he also made an outstanding double-saving backhanded diving catch on the 3rd base line. He certainly looks like he's ready to return to Iowa.

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

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  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 10 hours 7 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 15 hours 25 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 15 hours 26 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 15 hours 37 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 15 hours 39 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 15 hours 39 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 15 hours 47 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 16 hours 38 sec ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 16 hours 33 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 16 hours 37 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 16 hours 49 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 17 hours 8 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 17 hours 28 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 17 hours 29 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 20 hours 29 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 20 hours 41 min ago view