Aaron Shafer

Does That Hill Turn a Corner?

The AZL Cubs defeated the AZL A's 3-2 at Fitch Park Field #3 this morning.

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The game featured another fine outing by RHP Julio Pena, and the victory was probably saved by a nifty 6-4-3 DP to end the top of the 8th inning, started with a super stop by SS Junior Lake, then a quick flip with a fast turn by 2B George Matheus, and completed with a nice stretch by 1B Sean Hoorelbeke. Too bad AZL games aren't televised, because that one would have made the highlight reel!

Today's AZL Cubs offensive heroes were RF Nelson Perez (a double and an RBI single) and catcher Jose Guevara (a double and RBI single through a drawn-in infield).  

Prior to the game, Rich Hill threw a simulated game that featured his new delivery, and it looks like he may actually have found the cure for his version of Steve Blass Disease. 

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  • cubs win...bryant with 7HR in his last 8 games.

    crunch 6 hours 45 min ago view
  • bryant 2nd HR of the night for a 2 run lead in the 10th? sure, why not. awesome.

    crunch 7 hours 13 min ago view
  • gawd...jansen's thrown 5 pitches in the past 5 minutes.

    wild pitch (and a K, boo) with heyward advancing! 1 out, heyward on 3rd.

    HEYWARD SCORES ON A 2nd WILD PITCH! TIE!

    crunch 7 hours 28 min ago view
  • leadoff double (heyward!) top of the 9th...RALLY!

    crunch 7 hours 35 min ago view
  • carlos ruiz is still coming up to "in the air tonight" by phil 'are you kidding me' collins in LA.

    many years ago before phil collins it was a soulja boy song.

    dude has odd taste in music. at least it's not yanni...i guess.

    crunch 7 hours 45 min ago view
  • Funniest skybox ever

    jacos 8 hours 25 min ago view
  • that was some joke ass official scoring giving him a double. either way, seager's on 2nd and soler's play in the OF is still sketchy.

    crunch 8 hours 34 min ago view
  • Schwarber is worse right?

    jacos 8 hours 38 min ago view
  • Seager with the two out double *cough* to left field in the bottom of the fourth. If Soler just plays that bunny hop off his nuts, it's a single - certainly no double.

    Eric S 8 hours 55 min ago view
  • rizzo is tired of SD/LA night games...yet another towering one that died on the warning track.

    crunch 9 hours 36 min ago view
  • jacos 9 hours 47 min ago view
  • Monty dropped a two strike curve on AGon

    Holy shit!

    jacos 10 hours 3 min ago view
  • See I told you they were up to no good

    http://thebiglead.com/2016/08/26/video-ben-zobrist...

    jacos 10 hours 4 min ago view
  • My guy Addy

    jacos 10 hours 13 min ago view
  • jacos 10 hours 25 min ago view
  • been like that everytime I've been there too including Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium. Cubs travel well. It was pretty loud for Angels/Cubs this year and decent for Dodgers/Cubs but Dodger fans definitely turn out better than the Padre fans.

    Rob G. 14 hours 19 sec ago view