Spring Training Game #3: Cubs vs. Rockies

The Cubs picked up their first win in Cactus league plays. The Cubs also saw a former player that being Tyler Colvin whom got the start today and had a good day. Colvin went 2-3 with a 3B, 1B, rbi and a run. I will miss Colvin, but a change of scenery may have been needed.

The Chicago Cubs (1-2) beat the Colorado Rockies (1-1) 11-4.

Boxscore (thanks to MLB.com)

Davis DeJesus – 0-1 with a BB. Also, he was caught stealing.
Marlon Byrd – 1-3 with a 1B and 2 K’s
Blake DeWitt – 1-3 with a 1B and a run
Alfonso Soriano – 3-3 with 2 HR, 2B, 3 rbi’s and 3 runs
Ian Stewart – 0-2 with a BB and a run
Junior Lake – 1-3 with a 2B and a run
Anthony Rizzo – 2-3 with 2 1B, 2 rbi’s and a run
Welington Castillo – 2-3 with a 2B, 1B, rbi and a run
Brett Jackson – 1-2 with a HR, 3 rbi’s, run and a K
Dave Sappelt – 0-2
James Adduci – 1-2 with a 1B and a K
Adrian Cardenas – 0-2
Josh Vitters – 0-1 with a BB. Also, he stole a base.
Edgar Gonzalez – 0-2 with a K
Johnathan Mota – 1-1 with a 2B
Joe Mather – 1-1 with a 3B, rbi and a run
Michael Brenly – 0-1
Jae-Hoon Ha – 0-1 with a rbi

Matt Garza: Pitched 2 innings … 3 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks and struck out 1
Casey Coleman: Pitched 2 innings … 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and struck out none
James Russell: Pitched 1 inning … 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks and struck out none
Chris Rusin: Pitched 2 innings … 1 hit, 1 run, 2 walks and struck out none
Alberto Cabrera: Pitched 1 inning … 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks and struck out 1.
Andy Sonnastine: Pitched 1 inning … 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk and struck out 1

Positives from the game:
*Rizzo looks like he’s ready for the majors again.
*Brett Jackson keeps showing the power and a surprise thus far.
*The bat from Soriano looks good, hopefully he can keep it up.

Negatives from the game:
*Hopefully this was a tune-up game for Garza.
*If Russell wants to get a better role in the ‘pen, he has to keep the ball in the field.

The Cubs play the Kansas City Royals at 2 p.m. central tomorrow.

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