Jose Guevara

More Than One High Point for Cubs Today

Jose Guevara bounced a two-run single back through the box past a drawn-in infield, driving-in what proved to be the winning run, as the EXST Cubs scored six runs in the last two innings to blow open a close game and defeat the EXST A’s 7-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa this morning.


Jesus Morelli extended his hitting streak to 19 games when he beat-out an 8th inning infield single (a dribbler to 3rd base), and RHP Chris Huseby showed no evidence of wildness, throwing two perfect 1-2-3 innings, striking out three (all swinging).


Cubs Player Personnel Director Oneri Fleita, Minor League Hitting Coordinator Dave Keller, and about a dozen Cub scouts were at Fitch Park today (and have been there for most of the week), working out high school and college players in preparation for next week’s Rule 4 Draft (AKA “First-Year Player Draft”). One of the players who was at Fitch Park showing his wares was invited to play in today’s game, and he made the most of his opportunity.

Morelli Strikes Out A's

RF Jesus Morelli threw a strike to catcher Matt Cerda with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, nipping the potential tying run at the plate and preserving the victory, as the EXST Cubs edged the EXST A's 4-3 in Extended Spring Training action at Papago Park Field #2 in Phoenix this morning.

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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 1 hour 52 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 7 hours 10 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 7 hours 11 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 7 hours 22 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 7 hours 23 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 7 hours 23 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 7 hours 31 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 7 hours 45 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 8 hours 17 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 8 hours 21 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 8 hours 33 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 8 hours 52 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 9 hours 12 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 9 hours 14 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 12 hours 13 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 12 hours 26 min ago view