Carlos Romero

Morelli Extends Hit Streak to 15 Games As Cubs Rally to Drop Brewers

Carlos Romero bounced a game-tying RBI single to right, Alvaro Ramirez lined an RBI single down the RF line, and Pin-Chieh Chen knocked-in two insurance runs with a two-run single, as the EXST Cubs rallied to score four runs in the bottom of the 8th to defeat the EXST Brewers 5-2 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Fitch Park Field #3 this morning in Mesa. The game was pre-planned as a ten-inning contest, so that more Brewer and Cub pitchers could get game work.


Besides the four-run rally in the 8th, other EXST Cubs highlights today included Tarlandus Mitchell and Austin Kirk combining to fan ten Brewers in just 5-1/3 innings, and Jesus Morelli extending his hit streak to 15 games with a 1st inning single. (Morelli is now hitting 382/447/574 in 21 EXST games since being moved down to Extended Spring Training from Peoria).

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  • Been quite the roller-coaster the past two days -- both games, plus the Chapman kerfuffel. How about a couple of nice, comfortable wins before facing Sale? Cubs should definitely wear throwbacks for that game.

    billybucks 17 min 39 sec ago view
  • The Cubs are stronger defensively than most of the teams they play. In order to capitalize on that, they have to a) put the ball in play and b) run the bases aggressively.

    That said, Cabrera has a strong, accurate arm, as witnessed by his 97 outfield assists over 12 seasons--mostly left field but also a lot of center. Bryant is rarely thrown out, but I guess you have to know who's throwing the ball.

    VirginiaPhil 1 hour 10 min ago view
  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 10 hours 19 min ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 10 hours 35 min ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 10 hours 49 min ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 10 hours 50 min ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 10 hours 50 min ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 11 hours 4 min ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 11 hours 5 min ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 11 hours 9 min ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 11 hours 10 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    crunch 11 hours 12 min ago view
  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 12 hours 21 min ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 12 hours 25 min ago view
  • ...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.

    billybucks 13 hours 57 min ago view
  • bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.

    f'n cabrerra...

    crunch 14 hours 35 min ago view