Ryan Acosta

The Hill at Fitch Park

Starting for the AZL Cubs versus he AZL Angels at Fitch Park Field #3 this morning, Rich Hill worked five shutout innings (68 pitches, 47 strikes, 8/0 GO/FO), allowing three hits (all three singles) and a walk, with five strikeouts. He really had his roundhouse curve and efficient two-seamer working today, as he went to a three ball count on only two of the 17 Angels hitters he faced.

Pie Tastes Bitter

Felix Pie went 2-3 with a lead-off first-pitch double roped down the RF line, a bases loaded RBI walk on a 3-2 pitch, a grand slam HR hammered over the CF fence, and a hard-hit 4-3 GO, as the AZL Cubs thumped the AZL Royals 18-1 at Fitch Park Field #3 this morning in hot and sunny Mesa. 

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So do I really think Pie was sent to Fitch Park to "rehab" a "sprained thumb"?

Well...

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  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 10 min 49 sec ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 26 min 32 sec ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 40 min 52 sec ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 41 min 33 sec ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 42 min 13 sec ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 55 min 38 sec ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 56 min 33 sec ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 1 hour 31 sec ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 1 hour 1 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    crunch 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 2 hours 12 min ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 2 hours 16 min ago view
  • ...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.

    billybucks 3 hours 49 min ago view
  • bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.

    f'n cabrerra...

    crunch 4 hours 26 min ago view
  • chapman showing up and available tomorrow night.

    i'm sure he'll be a bit hit. hope he doesn't choke. dude has a rifle for an arm. he'll add a bit of punch to the bullpen.

    crunch 4 hours 27 min ago view
  • the 'crosstown classic' sure has lost it's magic with interleague. the excitement level is barely noticable...maybe it's a bit more hype in the city, itself.

    crunch 4 hours 32 min ago view