Alvido Jimenez

Cubs & Giants Share Thrill of Victory, Agony of Defeat

18-year old Taiwanese infielder Pin-Chieh Chen had three hits, knocked-in two runs, and stole a base, leading the Cubs to a 4-2 victory on Field #1, while the Giants rallied with five runs in the 7th to win the other game 5-1 on Field #2, as the EXST Cubs and the EXST Giants split a Cactus League Extended Spring Training doubleheader played at Indian School Park in Scottsdale this morning. Both games were pre-planned to be eight-inning affairs, and the two games were played simultaneously with split squads.


Rebel Ridling (appendectomy rehab) played 1B today (he had been restricted to DH in his previous EXST games), and got a total of seven Plate Appearances in the first seven innings of the game on Field #1. He grounded out to second, lined out to CF, and flied out to CF in his first three at bats, before rapping singles in three of his last four ABs. The HR power might not be there yet, but in most other ways he looks like he might be just about ready to move up to Daytona.

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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 11 hours 45 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 17 hours 3 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 17 hours 4 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 17 hours 16 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 17 hours 17 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 17 hours 17 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 17 hours 25 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 17 hours 38 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 18 hours 11 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 18 hours 15 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 18 hours 27 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 18 hours 46 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 19 hours 6 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 19 hours 7 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 22 hours 7 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 22 hours 19 min ago view