Jorge Soler Powers Cubs Past Reds

Cubs Final 4-13 Full Box Score

How about those Cubs?  I’m not going to lie, I’m excited, sure it’s only April, I don’t care, first place.  Jon Lester was off again tonight, but the bullpen picked him up and gave the club a chance to comeback.  That’s exactly what the Cubs did, they came back from two separate three run deficits to win 7-6 thanks for a walk-off single by Arismendy Alcantara.  The game doesn’t get there without Jorge Soler who jacked a pair of two-run homers, what a thrilling night.

At the Plate:

  • Anthony Rizzo was locked in tonight, he was 2-for-3 with two walks, and two runs scored.
  • Jorge Soler was outstanding tonight, he went 3-for-5 with two dingers, four RBI’s, and three runs scored.  He also had a tasty outfield assist.
  • Chris Coghlan continued his torrid start to the season, he went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

On the Mound:

Alcantara wins it!

Soler with an unreal throw.

Soler ties it in the 8th with a bomb!

Soler’s first two-run shot.

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Jorge Soler’s Game Tying 8th Inning Dinger (VIDEO)

LOUD NOISES!!  Soler destroys his second home run of the game to tie things at six.  The Cubs have come back from two different three run deficits, and are about to walk off, I hope.

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WARNING: Do NOT Run on Jorge Soler (VIDEO)

Thanks for Zack Pearson for grabbing a vine of this throw, ahhhh!!  What a play by Jorge Soler, not only the throw but being able to cut that ball off, in this park?  Tingles.

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Cubs Gameday – April 8, 2015 vs. Cardinals (Lineups / Broadcast Info)

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Has the 2015 actually started yet because Sunday Night sure does feel like a long time ago.  The weather is not much better than last night, maybe a little warmer, and less wet, so the Cubs will be on schedule this afternoon.  Jake Arrieta makes his 2015 debut against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals in the final game of a rain shortened two game set at 1:20 PM CST on ABC 7 Chicago, sounds weird.  Here is how both teams will lineup this afternoon.

Cardinals:

1. Carpenter – 3B
2. Heyward – RF
3. Holliday – LF
4. Adams – 1B
5. Peralta – SS
6. Jay – CF
7. Molina – C
8. Wong – 2B
9. Lynn – SP

Cubs:

1. Fowler – CF
2. Soler – RF
3. Rizzo – 1B
4. Castro – SS
5. Coghlan – LF
6. Montero – C
7. Alcantara – 2B
8. Arrieta – SP
9. La Stella – 3B

Money Line – St. Louis -101
Over/Under:  6.5 runs

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Another Day, Another Soler Dinger (VIDEO)

Soler Dinger

Just look at that extension from the big man. Soler went deep again this afternoon in the Cubs victory over the Brewers, I could watch him swing a bat all day. The ball barely got over the height of the wall, and somehow got out.

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E-Jax Torched, Bryant Still on Fire as Cubs Get Thrashed

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Edwin Jackson did himself no favors today as the Athletics put a hurting on the right-hander.  E-Jax gave up eight runs on nine hits in just 1.2 innings of work, his spring ERA sits at a meteoric 7.59, yuck.  The result was never really in question today with the A’s scoring ten times through three frames en route to a 14-2 victory.  How did the Cubs get their runs you ask?  Well, the usual ways.  Jorge Soler had an RBI single, and Kris Bryant increased his ridiculous home run total to nine on the spring.  Bryant did make his third error of the spring this afternoon, but no one is talking about that, except the Cubs front office (wink, wink).  Not a lot of things went well today, but one bright spot was the Cubs walked nine(!) times, sure they were 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, but NINE WALKS.

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