Archive - May 13, 2014

Casper Wells Unfriendly to Guests at Riverview Park

Bryant Flete reached base four times (two singles and two walks), knocked-in two runs, and scored another, and Casper Wells singled twice, walked, drove-in two runs, and scored another, leading the Cubs to an 8-4 victory over the Angels in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #6 at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ. 

Nataniel Delgado (2012 NDFA - Dominican Republic - $280K bonus) clubbed a three-run home run to account for three of the four Angels runs.  

Justin Ruggiano (Cubs 15-day DL - hamstring) continued his EXST rehab, serving as a DH and batting three times. He laced a line-drive single to center and then later scored in the bottom of the 1st inning, grounded out 6-3 in his second AB, and flied out to the warning track in dead CF his last time up.  

Casper Wells (AAA Iowa 7-day DL - back spasms) also continued his EXST rehab, playing RF for seven innings and reaching base in all three of his Plate Appearances (the aforementioned two singles and a walk). He was due to hit a fourth time in the bottom of the 8th, but he had already departed for the clubhouse by that time. He looks to be 100%, and so he may be rejoining Iowa very soon.  

RHP C. J. Edwards (AA Tennessee 7-day DL - shoulder fatigue) is at Riverview Park while awaiting the results of his latest MRI. He can participate in PFP drills, but he is not yet cleared to resume throwing.  

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

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  • Somehow I am sensing alcohol was involved. The highest number of boating accidents by a wide margin...

    The E-Man 15 min 51 sec ago view
  • crunch 1 hour 57 min ago view
  • Reports this morning that Marlins' pitching ace Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident - just horrible news.

    Eric S 5 hours 50 min ago view
  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 18 hours 4 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 23 hours 22 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 23 hours 23 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 23 hours 34 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 23 hours 36 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 23 hours 36 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 23 hours 44 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 23 hours 57 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 1 day 30 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 1 day 34 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 1 day 46 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 1 day 1 hour ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 1 day 1 hour ago view