Spring Training Game #15 &16: Cubs vs. Athletics and Cubs vs. Rangers

Today the Cubs play a split squad, one vs. the Oakland Athletics and the other one vs. the Texas Rangers.

The Chicago Cubs (6-9) lost to the Oakland Athletics (12-4) 4-3.

Boxscore (thanks to MLB.com)

Hitters:
David DeJesus – 1-3 with a 2B and run
Marlon Byrd – 1-3 with a 1B, rbi, BB and K
Starlin Castro – 0-3 with a rbi
Geovany Soto – 2-2 with a HR, 2B, rbi and run
Jeff Baker – 0-3
Brett Jackson – 0-3 with a BB and K
Anthony Rizzo – 1-3 with a 1B, BB and K
Josh Vitters – 0-4
Matt Szczur – 0-3
Tony Campana 0-1 with a run
Alfredo Amezaga – 0-0 with a BB
Micah Gibbs – 0-1 with a K
Rubi Silva – 0-1 with a K

Pitchers –
Paul Maholm: Pitched 3 innings … 2 hits, 3 runs (unearned), 2 walks and struck out 3
Ryan Rowland-Smith: Pitched 2 innings … 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk and struck out none
Manny Corpas: Pitched 2 innings … 2 hits, 1 run, 0 walks and struck out 2
Esmalin Caridad: Pitched 1 inning and struck out the side

The Chicago Cubs (6-10) lost to the Texas Rangers (4-10_ 12-7.

Boxscore (thanks to MLB.com)

Hitters:
Reed Johnson – 0-4 with a run and 2 K’s
Junior Lake – 1-4 with a HR, rbi, run and a K
Blake DeWitt – 1-5 with a 1B
Alfonso Soriano – 1-3 with a 1B and rbi
Brian LaHair – 0-3 with a rbi and K
Joe Mather – 1-4 with a 1B and run
Steve Clevenger – 1-2 with a HR, rbi, run and K
James Adduci – 0-0 with a BB and run
Welington Castillo – 1-3 with a 1B and 2 K’s
Blake Lalli – 0-1
Jeff Samardzija – 0-1
Bobby Scales – 0-1 with a K
Adrian Cardenas – 3-4 with a HR, 2B, 1B, 2 runs and a rbi

Pitchers:
Jeff Samardzija: Pitched 4 innings … 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks and struck out 3
James Russell: Pitched 1 inning … 4 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks and struck out 1
Frank Batista: Pitched 1 inning … 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk and struck out 3
Scott Maine: Pitched 1 inning … 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk and struck out none
Trever Miller: Pitched 1 inning … 4 hits, 5 runs, 0 walks and struck out 1
Casey Weathers: Pitched o innings … 1 hit, 3 runs, 2 walks and struck out none
Kevin Rhoderick: Pitched 1 inning … 1 hit, 1 run, 1 walk and struck out none

Tomorrow the Cubs will play another split squad, one vs. the Texas Rangers and the other one vs. the White Sox.

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