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Morelli Extends Hit Streak & Huseby Returns to Mound at Fitch Park

Jesus Morelli extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a 1st inning RBI double, leading one squad of Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the Giants on Field #3, while the other squad of Giants defeated the other squad of Cubs 6-2 on Field #2, as the EXST Cubs and EXST Giants played a Memorial Day Cactus League Extended Spring training split squad doubleheader at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ. Both games were stopped after eight innings.


Making his first appearance on the mound since throwing 16 consecutive balls (no strikes) and walking all four batters he faced in a game versus the EXST Angels at Diablo Park on April 28th, RHP Chris Huseby appeared to be headed down a similar path today, throwing seven of his first eight pitches for balls, before allowing a two-run RBI triple. However, he then suddenly seemed to turn a corner, and proceeded to strike out the side on just 10 pitches (all strikes), stranding the runner at 3rd. Then after completing his one inning of work, Huseby remained in the game as a DH, grounding out 6-3 in the 3rd and reaching base on a HBP (glancing blow off his helmet) in the 5th, before heading for the clubhouse.

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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 32 sec ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 5 hours 18 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 5 hours 19 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 5 hours 30 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 5 hours 32 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 5 hours 32 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 5 hours 39 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 5 hours 53 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 6 hours 26 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 6 hours 30 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 6 hours 42 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 7 hours 53 sec ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 7 hours 21 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 7 hours 22 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 10 hours 22 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 10 hours 34 min ago view