Rafael Disla

Cubs Triple-Down on A's at Fitch Park

Rafael Disla, Cody Shields, and Xavier Batista ripped RBI triples in a five-run Cub 7th, leading the EXST Cubs to an 8-3 victory over the EXST A’s in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Fitch Park Field #3 this morning in Mesa.


21-year old Cuban Defector RHP Juan Yasser Serrano got the start for the Cubs and went three innings, allowing one run on four hits and a walk, while striking out two. This was Serrano’s third appearance in the last week, and his pitch count has been increased each time out (one inning - 13 pitches last Saturday, two innings - 23 pitches this past Tuesday, and now three innings - 40 pitches today), as it appears that the Cubs are making an effort to get him through Extended Spring Training as quickly as possible. Serrano received a reported $250K bonus (essentially equivalent to "4th round money") when he was signed by the Cubs this past March.


Freddy Sanchez Inspects Fitch Park as Cubs & Giants Split Twin-Bill

Rafael Disla roped a two-run triple into the RF corner to score the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the 7th, rallying the EXST Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the EXST Giants on Field #2, while over on Field #3, Cubs hitters could only muster three hits and two walks while striking out 11 times as the Giants blanked the Cubs 6-0, in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training split-squad doubleheader played at Fitch Park in Mesa this morning. The games were played simultaneously

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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 7 hours 11 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 12 hours 29 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 12 hours 30 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 12 hours 42 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 12 hours 43 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 12 hours 43 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 12 hours 51 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 13 hours 4 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 13 hours 37 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 13 hours 41 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 13 hours 53 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 14 hours 12 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 14 hours 32 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 14 hours 34 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 17 hours 33 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 17 hours 46 min ago view