Cubs Super-8 Overcomes Angels at Sloan Park

Kelly Dugan and Marcus Mastrobuoni belted two-run doubles and Shane Victorino, Kevonte Mitchell, and Jesse Hodges contributed RBI singles to highlight an eight-run 7th inning uprising, as the Cubs rallied from an 8-2 deficit to surprise the Angels 10-8 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action this morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.  

Jared Foster hammered an RBI triple, singled, walked, stole a base, and scored two runs to help the Angels build their 8-2 lead.   

The Cubs stole three more bases today, for a total of twenty SB in their last six games (only one CS). 

John Arguello has a game recap and photos from the game at Cubs Den



And here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):

CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Shane Victorino, LF: 2-3 (BB, 6-3, 1B, 1B, R, RBI)
1b. Ruben Reyes, PH-LF: 1-1 (1B) 
2a. D. J. Wilson, CF: 0-3 (1-3, F-9, F-8) 
2b. Roberto Caro, CF: 1-2 (E-6, 1B, R)
3a. Kevonte Mitchell, RF: 1-3 (K, BB, P-3, 1B, 2 R, RBI, SB)
3b. Eric Gonzalez, PH-DH: 0-1 (P-3)
4. Kelly Dugan, DH #1: 1-3 (F-8, HBP, K, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI)
5a. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 1-2 (K, 1B)
5b. Jesse Hodges, 3B: 1-2 (K, 1B, R, RBI)
6. Chris Pieters, 1B: 0-1 (BB, E8-SF, K, BB, R, RBI, SB)
7a. Tyler Payne, C: 1-2 (K, 1B) 
7b. Marcus Mastrobuoni, C: 1-2 (5-3, 2B, 2 RBI)
8. Kwang-Min Kwon, DH-RF: 0-4 (F-8, K, K, K)
9. Yeiler Peguero, 2B: 1-4 (5-3, 5-4 FC, 1B, L-7, R, SB)
10a. Andruw Monaasterio, SS: 1-3 (K, 6-3, 1B, R)
10b. Yonathan Perlaza, PH-SS: 0-1 (3-1)

CUBS PITCHERS
1. Bryan Hudson: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 6/1 GO/AO, 50 pitches (28 strikes) 
2. Jose Albertos: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 1/0 GO/AO, 20 pitches (11 strikes) 
3. John Michael Knighton: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 0/4 GO/AO, 33 pitches (22 strikes) 
4. Mark Malave: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 28 pitches (19 strikes) 
5. Tommy Nance: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 11 pitches (9 strikes)

CUBS ERRORS: 3
1. C Tyler Payne: E-2 (overthrow at 3rd base on atrempted SB allowed runner to score)
2. 1B Chris Pieters: E-3 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 
3. 3B Jesse Hodges: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Tyler Payne: 1-4 CS, 1 E (see above)
2. Marcus Mastrobuoni: 1-3 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 12 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 

Comments

Time to move Cubs up into next league

...maybe if there were more reds fans at the reds ballpark then he might not have to hear it. maybe...

That is such a crazy opinion. It'd be one thing if the fans were chanting something negative at the Reds but getting pissed about a positive change for the team you've paid to go see is beyond moronic. There seems to be an anti-Cubs feeling building around the league and we haven't even won anything yet!

Totally correct. I think it's safe to say Cub fans have paid their dues.

I switched to the Cincy broadcast in the late innings just to listen to Thommmy and he didn't disappoint. In his defense tho, he did also say this after the second suicide squeeze: "That's how major league baseball is supposed to be played." And went on quite a bit about how good Cubs are. I enjoy the frustration. If people didn't pick on Cubs' fans over the last 30 years, maybe I would have more sympathy. Time to get ours.

J J Hoover left the pitchers mound almost in tears. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2016 Chicago Cubs lineup. Lovable losers they are not.

The Cubs aren't all to blame, IMO. What Bryan Price did here is like taking a guy with burns and tossing him in a burning building. And then left him there for far too long.

he's gone from closer, to mop-up guy, to ineffective with a 19.50era and 2.83 whip within a few weeks. 8 outings, runs given up in 5 of them, 4 of them 2+ runs... it's been a crummy april and there's still a bit of it left.

Completely unrelated to anything, I just randomly turned in to a LAD/COL game, and saw Puig make the single greatest throw I have ever seen.

Insane. Video is on gameday.

As it was developing, I was thinking, "Oh, this is going to be fun to watch Puig air it out...  oh wow, that throw has some loft under it... oh my god, he's out, isn't he?"  I laughed out loud, it was so ridiculous.

Wow, that's a bulls-eye from 350 feet away!

Also a little league triple play at Sox/Tx game And straight steal of home by Jacoby Elsbury

That triple play is hilarious.  So is Stoney with the know-it-all commentary, as it happens.

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  • Dolorous Jon Lester 38 min 19 sec ago (view)

    Managerial change making a difference I think. Hopefully the changes to the amateur scouting department also bears fruit

     

  • Cubster 2 hours 26 min ago (view)

    David Ross might be worthy of a little credit, especially sorting out the bullpen issues.

     

  • crunch 2 hours 31 min ago (view)

    this team is amazing.  i want more than 60 games of this.  darvish since mid-season last year has been great stuff.

    also, wick got to close.  kimbrel hasn't worked in quite a while.

     

  • Eric S 3 hours 13 min ago (view)

    39 pitch inning by Burnes.

     

  • crunch 3 hours 48 min ago (view)

    "allegedly"

    ...well, it is true that's the plan...but...umm..."allegedly"

     

  • QuietMan 3 hours 58 min ago (view)

    Cubs to play double headers Monday and Wednesday against the Cardinals.

     

  • Eric S 4 hours 49 min ago (view)

    Ha! Hope Nico goes on a heater!

     

  • Cubster 4 hours 55 min ago (view)

    "Not thrilled"...as if on cue, Nico leads off with a double and a later Schwarbsbomb.

     

  • Eric S 6 hours 49 min ago (view)

    Updated Bullpen tiers:

    Tier 1 (Closer/Firemen)

    Wick and Jeffress (interchangeable)

    Tier 2 (Preferred Setup roles)

    Tepera, Sadler, Rea (!)

    Tier 3 (Face lefties exclusively if possible)

    Ryan (has to get that fastball out of mid-80s or head to South Bend)

    Winkler 

    Tier 4 (Long man innings eater)

    Underwood 

    Tier 10 (reserved for use when either up or down by 10+ runs)

    Kimbrel

    I think that covers it?

     

  • Jackstraw 8 hours 17 min ago (view)

    Wait.  The bullpen can get worse?  That's unpossible.

     

  • Eric S 8 hours 36 min ago (view)

    Well, shoot.

    Here we go again: Nico, Rizzo, Javy, Willson, Schwarber (LF), Happ, Bote, Souza, Caratini

    Not thrilled with Nico leading off when the greatest leadoff hitter in baseball history was available but whatever 

     

  • crunch 8 hours 53 min ago (view)

    bryant was supposedly gonna be in the lineup but he has left ring finger and wrist hurties.

     

  • Charlie 9 hours 9 min ago (view)

    I really think they could play .500 from here and would take the division.

    But leave room for at least a week long slump due to bullpen implosion.

     

  • Cubster 9 hours 12 min ago (view)

    Don't get too giddy but...

    One Quarter of the schedule is complete.

    Pace is for a 48-12 record which when extrapolated to 162 games is about 130 win season.

    Is it all downhill from here?

    Cardinals at White Sox game tomorrow is possibly canceled per Sun-Times reporting that Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported the postponement. 

     

  • Eric S 9 hours 38 min ago (view)

    Brewers Game 1: KB (LF), Rizzo, Javy, Willson (DH), Happ, Bote (3B), Souza (RF), Nico, Caratini, Darvish

     

  • Eric S 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Reds just lost in tough fashion to the Royals. Down 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, one out and rap into a 5-4-3 dp to end it.