Cactus League Game #6: Chicago Cubs Beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3
The Chicago Cubs took on the Oakland Athletics in Mesa and came out with a 5-3 victory improving their Cactus League record to 4-2.
Scott Feldman started for the Cubs and he was alright. Also, this was Feldman’s first start in Cubbie Blue. In 2 innings, Feldman gave up 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and struck out 2.
Travis Wood also took the mound and pitched alright as well. In 2 innings, Wood gave up 2 hits, 1 run and struck out 1. One of the hits given up by Wood was a home run to Derek Norris. That was the 2nd home run given up by Cubs pitching thus far.
Dave Sappelt continues his good spring as he hit an rbi-double driving home Brett Lillibridge. Both of whom are competing for a roster spots. But I do expect them both to the final spots on the 25-man roster.
Darnell McDonald is trying to make it hard on Cubs management with a good start. McDonald hit an rbi-double driving home Darwin Barney. McDonald continues to drive home runners.
Jorge Soler, one of the Cubs top prospects, showed his arm in yesterday’s game by throwing out Josh Reddick at 3rd base. Oh boy, the future looks bright!
The Cubs will stay in Mesa once again to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 2 p.m. Central. Jeff Samardzija will take the mound for the Cubs in his 2nd start of the season.