Monday, March 3, 2008

Cubs 6 (2-3) Mariners 5 (2-2)

The Cubs finally got their second win today. After a near comeback win yesterday the Cubs rebounded by beating the Mariners 6 to 5. The offense provided some pop today. Jake Fox provided most of it by going 2-5 with a double and a triple, and also knocked in a run. Ryan Theriot had the best day at the plate for the Cubs going 2-3, with a stolen base. Fukudome was hit by his second pitch of Spring Training today, the pitchers must not like him very much. Now to the mound. Jon Lieber made his 2008 Cubs Spring Training debut today. He showed signs of greatness, but by the end of his outing his ERA was 9.00, which is not very good. He pitched 2 innings and allowed 3 runs, all earned. After Lieber came Sean Marshall, and he pitched wonderfully. He lasted 2 innings as well, striking out 2 and allowing no hits and no runs. The bad on ly bad part of his performance was he walked two batters. Jeff Samardzija came and and got the win by pitching a perfect 2 innings, only allowing a single walk. The rest of the pitchers, Eyre, Lahey, and Howry combined to pitch the rest of the 3 innings, giving up a combined 6 runs, five of them allowed by Howry. Overall an impressive performance by both the Cubs pitchers and hitters.

Roberts Watch- Did not play
On the way to Chicago? Maybe!

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