Cubs ruin perfect season by not allowing Bryant to play in both games (VIDEOS)

I don’t understand the thought process, but the Cubs decided to let Kris Bryant only play in one game today, so obviously they only won that one.  That’s right, the dream of an undefeated season came to an end today as the Cubs could only take care of the Padres while losing to the Dodgers.

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This one was an uphill battle from the jump as the Dodgers blitzed the Cubs for three quick runs in the bottom of the first off Christian Bergman.  It didn’t get much better from there as Cubs’ pitchers combined to give up fourteen hits, and eleven runs over eight innings of work.  To make things worse, the combo of Bergman, Kyle Ryan, Ian Clarkin, and Manuel Rondon walked six guys in six innings.

Not much better at the plate for the Cubs as they could only manage two runs on four hits in the loss.  The lone bright spot at the plate was second baseman Trent Giambrone who went 2-for-4 with a double and his first home run of the spring.

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A much better result at “home” against the Padres, as this Cubs team was led by the big lefty Jon Lester who made his spring debut.  Lester was sharp, he walked the first guy he faced, allowed him to steal 2nd and 3rd then got out of trouble per usual.  Lester worked two innings, allowing only one base-runner and striking out three.  Working out of trouble was all the rage in this one as Brandon Kintzler, Brian Duensing, and Randy Rosario all worked scoreless innings despite heavy traffic on the bases.

A couple of loud noises from the Cubs hitters today.  Willson Contreras, and Jared Young launched long home runs, a three run shot for Contreras and a two run dinger for Young.  Kris Bryant was picked off first in this one which is the only time that he has made an out this spring, he finished the day with no official AB’s and two walks.

The 3-1 Cubs are back at it again tomorrow afternoon against the D-Backs when Yu Darvish will make his much anticipated 2019 debut.

2013 MLB Draft; Day One Recap

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I will provide some analysis, but post all picks as well.  Obviously I will have much more on the Cubs picks tonight and in the coming days, but it’s time for the draft.  Just keep refreshing the page for updates!

ROUND ONE

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BRYANT CUBS

GRAY Rockies

STEWART Twins

FRAZIER Indians

6. Miami Marlins – Colin Moran; 3B; University of North Carolina

7. Boston Red Sox – Trey Ball; LHP; New Castle HS (Ind.)

8. Kansas City Royals – Hunter Dozier; SS; Stephen F. Austin

9. Pittsburgh Pirates – Austin Meadows; OF; Grayson HS (GA)

10. Toronto Blue Jays – Phil Bickford; RHP; Oaks Christian HS (CA)

11. New York Mets – Dominic Smith; 1B; Serra HS (CA)

12. Seattle Mariners – D.J. Peterson; 3B; New Mexico University

13. San Diego Padres – Hunter Renfroe; OF; Mississippi State

14. Pittsburgh Pirates – Reese McGuire; C; Kentwood HS (WA)

15. Arizona Diamondbacks – Braden Shipley; RHP; University of Nevada

16. Philadelphia Phillies – J.P. Crawford; SS; Lakewood HS (CA)

17. Chicago White Sox – Tim Anderson; SS; East Central CC

18 – Los Angeles Dodgers – Chris Anderson; RHP; Jacksonville University

19. St. Louis Cardinals – Marco Gonzales; LHP; Gonzaga

20. Detroit Tigers – Jonathan Crawford; RHP; Florida

21. Tampa Bay Rays – Nick Ciuffo; C; Lexington HS (SC)

22. Baltimore Orioles – Hunter Harvey, RHP, Bandys HS (NC)

23. Texas Rangers – Alex Gonzalez; RHP; Oral Roberts

24. Oakland Athletics – Billy McKinney; CF; Plano West Sr. HS (TX)

25. San Francisco Giants – Christian Arroyo; C; Hernando HS (FL)

26. New York Yankees – Eric Jagielo; 3B; Notre Dame

27. Cincinnati Reds – Phillip Ervin; OF; Samford University

28. St. Louis Cardinals – Rob Kaminsky; LHP; St. Joseph Regional

29. Tampa Bay Rays – Ryne Stanek; RHP; Arkansas

30. Texas Rangers – Travis Demeritte; SS; Winder-Barrow HS (GA)

31. Atlanta Braves – Jason Hursh; RHP; Oklahoma State

32. New York Yankees – Aaron Judge; OF; Fresno State

33. New York Yankees – Ian Clarkin; LHP; Madison HS (CA)

COMPETITIVE BALANCE ROUND A

34. Kansas City Royals – Sean Manaea; LHP; Indiana State

35. Miami Marlins – Matt Krook; LHP; St. Ignatius Prep (CA)

36. Arizona Diamondbacks – Aaron Blair; RHP; Marshall

37. Baltimore Orioles – Josh Hart; OF; Parkview HS (GA)

38. Cincinnati Reds – Michael Lorenzen; RHP; Cal State Fullerton

39. Detroit Tigers – Corey Knebel; RHP; Texas

ROUND TWO

40. Houston Astros – Andrew Thurman; RHP; University of California

41. Chicago Cubs – Rob Zastrynzy; LHP; Missouri

42. Colorado Rockies – Ryan McMahon; 3B; Mater Dei HS (CA)

43. Minnesota Twins – Ryan Eades; RHP; LSU

44. Miami Marlins – Trevor Williams; RHP; Arizona State

45. Boston Red Sox – Teddy Stankiewicz; RHP; Seminole State

46. Kansas City Royals – Cody Reed; LHP; Northwest Mississippi CC (MS)

47. Toronto Blue Jays – Clinton Hollon; RHP; Woodford County HS (KY)

48. New York Mets – Andrew Church; RHP; Basic HS (NV)

49. Seattle Mariners – Austin Wilson; OF; Stanford

50. San Diego Padres – Dustin Peterson; SS; Gilbert HS (AZ)

51. Pittsburgh Pirates – Blake Taylor; LHP; Dana Hills HS (CA)

52. Arizona Diamondbacks – Justin Williams; SS; Terrebonne HS (LA)

53. Philadelphia Phillies – Andrew Knapp; C; California

54. Milwaukee Brewers – Devin Williams; RHP; Hazelwood West HS (MO)

55. Chicago White Sox – Tyler Danish; RHP; Durant HS (FL)

56. Los Angeles Dodgers – Tom Windle; LHP; Minnesota

57. St. Louis Cardinals – Oscar Mercado; SS; Gaither HS (FL)

58. Detroit Tigers – Kevin Ziomek; LHP; Vanderbilt

59. Anaheim Angels – Hunter Green; LHP; Warren East HS (KY)

60. Tampa Bay Rays – Riley Unroe; SS; Desert Ridge HS (AZ)

61. Baltimore Orioles – Chance Sisco; C; Santiago HS (CA)

62. Texas Rangers – Akeem Bostick; RHP; West Florence HS (SC)

63. Oakland Athletics – Dillon Overton; LHP; Oklahoma

64. San Francisco Giants – Ryder Jones; 3B; Watauga HS (NC)

65. Atlanta Braves – Victor Caratini; C; Miami Dade CC South (FL)

66. New York Yankees – Gosuke, Katoh; 2B; Rancho Bernardo HS (CA)

67. Cincinnati Reds – Kevin Franklin; 3B; Gahr HS (CA)

68. Washington Nationals – Jake Johansen; RHP; Dallas Baptist

COMPETITIVE BALANCE ROUND B

69. San Diego Padres – Jordan Paroubeck; OF; Serra HS (CA)

70. Colorado Rockies – Alex Balog; RHP; University of San Francisco

71. Oakland Athletics – Chad Pinder; SS; Virginia Tech

72. Milwaukee Brewers – Tucker Neuhaus; SS; Wharton HA (FL)

73. Miami Marlins – Colby Suggs; RHP; Arkansas

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