Randy Wells turned in an outstanding performance against the Brewers on Wednesday afternoon, going three scoreless innings, Travis Wood, not so much. Wood was lit up like a Christmas tree for the second time this spring, ending the day with a 1/3rd of an inning pitched giving up 6 runs (5 earned), on 3 hits, 2 walks, while striking out one.
At the plate the Cubs didn’t have much going either, Ian Stewart had an RBI double, Castro also had a double on the day, Baker had the only other RBI.
W: Wolf (2-0) L: T. Wood (1-1) SV: None
BATTING 2B: Kottaras 2 (2, Wood, T, Coleman, C), Izturis, C (1, Wood, T), Weeks (5, Coleman, C), Gamel (1, Coleman, C). TB: Weeks 2; Gonzalez, Al 3; Gamel 2; Kottaras 4; Izturis, C 2; Wolf 2. RBI: Kottaras 5 (7), Izturis, C 2 (4), Wolf (1), Conrad (3), Gamel (8). 2-out RBI: Gamel. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gomez; Aoki; Kottaras; De La Rosa, A. SF: Conrad. GIDP: Aoki; Izturis, C. Team RISP: 5-for-12. Team LOB: 7. BASERUNNING SB: Weeks (1, 2nd base off Wood, T/Soto), Gamel (3, 2nd base off Wells, R/Soto). FIELDING DP: (Gonzalez, Al-Farris-Gamel).
BATTING 2B: Castro, S (1, Wolf), Stewart, I (2, Wolf). TB: Byrd; Castro, S 2; Stewart, I 2; Baker, Je; Johnson, Re; Rizzo. RBI: Stewart, I (2), Baker, Je (1). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, Re; Scales; Castillo, W. GIDP: Mather. Team RISP: 2-for-9. Team LOB: 7. FIELDING E: Johnson, Re (1, fielding). DP: 2 (Cardenas-Amezaga-Rizzo, Rizzo-Castro, S-Rizzo).
Rodrigo Lopez will face the Rockies at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday, while Ryan Dempster starts against the Diamondbacks at HoHoKam Park in Mesa. Johnson, Marlon Byrd and Alfonso Soriano are scheduled to face the Rockies, while David DeJesus, Stewart and Bryan LaHair will be in Mesa. This is the start of a stretch in which the Cubs will play four split-squad games in six days. The game in Mesa will be broadcast on Cubs.com. (Via Carrie Muskat)