In the second game of spring training, the Cubs play the Oakland Athletics (split squad).

The Chicago Cubs (0-2) lose to the Oakland Athletics (2-0) 8-7.

Here’s the boxscore of today’s game (thanks to

Tony Campana – 0-2 with a BB
Darwin Barney – 1-3 with a 1B and an rbi
Starlin Castro – 1-4 with a 1B and 2 K’s
Brian LaHair – 0-3 with a K
Jeff Baker – 2-2 with 2 1B and 2 runs
Reed Johnson – 0-3 with a K and a run
Steve Clevenger – 1-2 with a 1B, run and an rbi
Blake DeWitt – 1-2 with a HR, 3 rbi’s, 2 runs and a BB
Josh Vitters – 1-2 with a 2B and a rbi
Dave Sappelt – 0-2
Bobby Scales – 1-2 with a 1B. Also, he was caught stealing.
Anthony Rizzo – 0-2 with a K
Joe Mather – 2-3 with 2 1B and a run. Also he stole 2 bases.
Matt Szczur – 0-0 with a BB
Blake Lalli – 1-1 with a 1B and a rbi
Alfredo Amezaga – 1-2 with a 1B
Edgar Gonzalez – 0-1
Matt Tolbert – 1-1 with a 1B

Ryan Dempster: Pitched 2 innings … 2 hits, 1 rin, 0 walks and struck out 2
Scott Maine: Pitched 1 inning … 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and struck out none
Blake Parker: Pitched 1 inning … 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and struck out none
Casey Weathers: Pitched 1 innings … 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and struck out none
Marco Carrillo: Pitched 0.2 innings … 3 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and struck out none
Manny Corpas: Pitched 1.1 innings … 3 hits, 2 runs, 0 waks and struck out 2
Kevin Rhoderick: Pitched 1 inning … 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and struck out 1

Positives from the game:
*Starlin Castro looks pretty good in the field so far. Let’s hope he keeps it up.
*Josh Vitters has ‘wow’ power. Don’t look at his tone, it’s there.
*Parker, Weathers, Maine did good in their 1 innings of work. If they keep it up, who knows, maybe they’ll make the team.
*Blake DeWitt shows he still wants to make the team, even after being DFA with the 3-run home run.
*I know it was against non-roster invitees, but Kevin Rhoderick who was called up from minor league camped threw great. The best part, for a young kid, he came in and threw strikes.

Negatives from the game:
*LaHair may show he’s only a AAAA player. Not doing good with the bat. Luckily it’s only been 2 games.
*Carrillo just wish his chance of making the team ‘bye-bye’. Got hit way too easy.
*Manny Corpas threw strikes, but got hit too easy against non-roster invitees.

The Cubs will face to Colorado Rockies tomorrow at 2 p.m. central.

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