Nothing was going right for the Cubs early on as Travis Wood couldn’t keep the ball down, and the Sox took advantage. A three spot for the Sox in the first put the Cubs in a hole but they successfully dug out with the long ball. On the day, the Cubs “B” lineup cracked four dingers, turning that 3-0 deficit into a 10-7 victory. Back to Wood, he worked in and out of trouble all day, he tossed 4.1 innings, giving up four runs on eleven (!) hits while walking none, and striking out two. Back to the dingers, David Ross, Arismendy Alcantara, Taylor Teagarden, and Anthony Giansanti all left the yard, tasty. It was another strong game from Albert Almora, no he didn’t take a lot of pitches, but finished the day 2-for-4 with a run scored, he’s now hitting .381 on the spring.
Story of the day today was the Cubs bats, as they launched four bombs in route to a 11-4 victory over the Texas Rangers. Matt Garza also found a groove on the mound turning in his longest outing of the Spring with five solid innings. The defense didn’t help Garza out today, committing three errors in five innings behind Garza, he ended the day giving up three runs all unearned.