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Angels Nip Cubs at Diablo Park

Xavier Batista and Blair Springfield each had two hits, a run scored, and an RBI, but the EXST Angels rallied for five runs in the bottom of the 8th to edge the EXST Cubs 7-6 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Diablo Park in Tempe this morning.


Rebel Ridling (appendectomy with complications) once again was a DH, getting five Plate Appearances in the first seven innings. He roped a liner into the LF corner in his first AB (but only managed to get to 1st base), then was called out on strikes in his second PA, before grounding out three times in a row (1-3, 5-3, 5-3) to complete his day at the plate. While he seems to be swinging the bat OK, he also seems to be running a bit gingerly.


Cubs Defense & Bullpen Falter in 9th

Down to their last strike, the Cubs rallied for three runs in the top of the 9th to take a 5-3 lead, only to see the Giants take advantage of a two-base throwing error in the bottom of the 9th and score two runs to tie the game, as the EXST Cubs and EXST Giants played to a 5-5 tie in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Indian School Park Field #2 in Scottsdale 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 9 hours 17 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 14 hours 35 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 14 hours 36 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 14 hours 48 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 14 hours 49 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 14 hours 49 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 14 hours 57 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 15 hours 10 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 15 hours 43 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 15 hours 47 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 15 hours 59 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 16 hours 18 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 16 hours 38 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 16 hours 40 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 19 hours 39 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 19 hours 52 min ago view