Archive - Apr 24, 2014

Alcala Helps Cubs Gain Split with Giants at Riverview

Roney Alcala singled, doubled, and tripled, drove-in two runs, and scored another, Gleyber Torres reached base three times on a triple, a single, and an HBP, and scored a run, Zak Blair ripped an RBI single and an RBI triple, and LHSP Jose Paulino tossed three innings of no run/no hit ball, leading the Cubs to a 9-6 victory over the Giants on Field #6, and Craig Massoni singled and scored in the 7th and clubbed a two-run home run in the 8th as the Giants rallied for four runs over the final three innings to beat the Cubs 4-2 on Field #5, in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training split-squad doubleheader played this morning at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ. 

RHP Zak Hermans threw three innings of one-hit shutout ball and Eloy Jimenez knocked-in both Cub runs (RBI double in the 1st and RBI single in the 6th) in a losing cause on Field #5. 

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  • I don't think the error call was completely out of the blue but the ball took a very bad hop and would have taken a very good play to get it. Same with one of the Stella throws where I think it could have easily been ruled a hit. Neither were cut and dry calls though imo.

    johann 26 min 6 sec ago view
  • chased a high fastball...

    I think his BABIP during his run has been around .950

    Rob G. 42 min 16 sec ago view
  • Great stuff CubbyBlue!!! I think it inspired today's six spot as well.

    Eric S 45 min 49 sec ago view
  • That's all fine and good, but I think it's short-changing the Arrieta-like affect of his beard

    Eric S 49 min 39 sec ago view
  • Was the error scored on Zobrist's third ab ruled correctly? Ron was saying that it was a pretty tough chance for the fielder

    Eric S 58 min 32 sec ago view
  • Did anybody see that Zobrist strikeout?

    That was extremely disappointing.

    Old and Blue 2 hours 35 min ago view
  • Strangest win of the year, and one of the sweetest. Twice I thought it was easily in the bag, then after the first 2 hitters in the 9th I thought all was lost. Big game for Grimm, Strop & Rondon. But, man, those Cards can hit for power.

    billybucks 3 hours 10 min ago view
  • Very satisfying, gut-check win today. The beers on the trip back to Chicago are going to taste fantastic.

    Eric S 3 hours 26 min ago view
  • It's still very early but this game felt very important to me and probably knocked 2 years off my life. Seemed like every inning was big.

    johann 4 hours 12 min ago view
  • Yes then they moved him two spot then not so much, back batting 7th

    jacos 4 hours 13 min ago view
  • This is the exact game that the Cubs would have lost in years past to the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 4 hours 13 min ago view
  • Arrieta starting. Leads of 6-1 and 9-4. You don't expect to have such a sense of relief when they win.

    Brick 4 hours 14 min ago view
  • phew

    Rob G. 4 hours 14 min ago view
  • At least the end result was worth the wait.

    Rob Richardson 4 hours 14 min ago view
  • I guess he's better than what they've had. He started out like the Babe there.

    The E-Man 4 hours 23 min ago view
  • Fair enough, but Castro isn't really very good.

    Rob Richardson 4 hours 43 min ago view