Cubs Rout Rockies Behind Soriano Bombs

The Cubs offense continued it’s torrid pace Tuesday afternoon against the Rockies, pounding out 14 hits and scoring 11 runs.  The Cubs have double digit hits in all three games this spring, and have scored 28 runs.  These gaudy numbers have only yielded one win, but Cubs fans have to like what they see.  Alfonso Soriano got things started today by blasting a 450ft home run, his first of two bombs on the day, to pull the Cubs within one, and the bats never looked back after that.  Later in the inning, Cubs top prospect Brett Jackson hit a big 3-run homer to put the Cubs up for good 4-2. Anthony Rizz also had a productive day at the plate getting two hits, and driving in two runs.

Soriano went off against the Rockies

The whole Cubs staff had a rather solid day on the mound.  Garza, Coleman, Russell, Rusin, Cabrera, and Sonnanstine got work in on Tuesday.  Sonnanstine, Coleman, and Cabrera all tossed scoreless innings, and Garza was decent as well.

W:  Matt Garza (1-0)   L:  Guillermo Moscoso (0-1)   SV:  None

BATTING: 2B – Wood (1), Harris (1); 3B – Colvin (1); HR – Fowler (1); RBI – Colvin (1), Castillo (1), Fowler (1)

Team RISP: 1-for-11; Team LOB: 9


BATTING: 2B – Castillo (1), Lake (1), Soriano (1); 3B – Mather (1); HR – Soriano 2 (2), Jackson (1); RBI – Soriano 3 (3), Jackson 3 (3), Rizzo 2 (2), Castillo (2), Mather (1), Ha (3)

Team RISP: 3-for-11; Team LOB: 6

BASERUNNING: SB – Vitters (1); CS – DeJesus (1)


Up Next:

Jeff Samardzija will make his first Cactus League start on Wednesday when the Cubs travel to Surprise to face the Royals at 2:05 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on WGN Radio. Paul Maholm will throw in a “B” game in Mesa.  Thanks for reasding.

George Cotugno


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