The last two Spring games have been a blue print of what the Cubs want to do this season. Timely hitting, a long ball or two, solid defense, and quality pitching, the more they get all of that, the more wins they will have. Dempster, Russell, Parker, Mateo, Corpas, and Coleman combined on a gem. Cubs pitching allowed six hits and one run on the day.
Dempster’s Outing (Click image for video)
Offensively, Castro drilled a solo shot, something all Cubs fans would love to see this year, an increase in power for the young star. Ian Stewart, Blake DeWitt, and Alfedo Amezaga all had two hits on the day, and Darwin Barney continued his hot spring with an RBI triple.
W: Ryan Dempster (1-0) L: Chris Narveson (0-1) SV: None
- BATTING: 2B – Mather (1), Amezaga (1); 3B – Barney (1); HR – Castro (1); RBI – Castro (1), Barney (6), Szczur (1), Mather (2), Amezaga (1)
- Team RISP: 4-for-10; Team LOB: 6
- BATTING: 2B – Weeks (3), Schafer (3), Wheeler (1); 3B – Schafer (1); HR – Gonzalez (1); RBI – Gonzalez (5)
- Team RISP: 0-for-6; Team LOB: 5
- BASERUNNING: CS – Schafer (1)
- FIELDING; E – Farris (3, throw)
Matt Garza will make his second spring start on Sunday when the Cubs travel to Glendale to face the Dodgers. In the right-hander’s first outing on Tuesday against the Rockies, he gave up two runs on three hits over two innings. The game will be broadcast on MLB.TV and an exclusive webcast on cubs.com at 2:05 p.m. CT. (Via Carrie Muskat, Cubs.com)
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