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Morelli Strikes Out A's

RF Jesus Morelli threw a strike to catcher Matt Cerda with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, nipping the potential tying run at the plate and preserving the victory, as the EXST Cubs edged the EXST A's 4-3 in Extended Spring Training action at Papago Park Field #2 in Phoenix this morning.

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Cubs 2008 20th round draft pick and current AZL batting leader LF Jericho Jones (who is now hitting .437) rapped out four hits (three singles and a double), 1B Bryan Jost reached base five times (two singles, a triple, and two walks), and RHP Ryan Searle returned from Australia to throw three innings of no run/no hit relief (0/5 BB/K), as the AZL Cubs rallied from an early 8-0 deficit to edge the AZL Brewers 9-8 at Fitch Park Field #3 Saturday morning. 

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  • Wow, did they blow this game. Stupid plays by the kids in the 7th -- Almora throwing to 3rd instead of 2nd to keep the DP in order (when a DP probably wins the game) and Baez throwing to 3rd (to a backpedalling KB) instead of getting the easy 2nd out at first - cost them the game. Also, Contreras almost throws the ball into RF on a nonexistent pick-off play. And Maddon, for using Peralta in the first place. Did they do a bunch of shots in the dugout before the 7th? Unbelievably bad baseball. I thought Almora had a high baseball IQ?

    billybucks 20 min 28 sec ago view
  • men on 2nd/3rd, 0 out...and nothing.

    cubs lose :(

    crunch 53 min 17 sec ago view
  • UH OH! RALLY TIME!

    crunch 1 hour 3 min ago view
  • Getting tired of this Heywood weak sauce

    jacos 1 hour 13 min ago view
  • Yep, can't say I disagree with that. His first batter and resulting walk was just brutal. Reminded me of a bit of Jacque Jones spiking his throws into the ground from RF.

    Eric S 1 hour 22 min ago view
  • The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best.

    fixed that for ya.

    crunch 1 hour 29 min ago view
  • The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best. Hind sight is easy but Peralta had nothing.

    Eric S 1 hour 37 min ago view
  • make that just peralta...

    crunch 1 hour 38 min ago view
  • a.soriano new OF fielding coach?

    crunch 2 hours 42 min ago view
  • Why is Almora jumping up on catches?

    jacos 2 hours 44 min ago view
  • "Tommy La Stella (hamstring) will remain on his minor league rehab assignment through at least Friday."

    should be an interesting roster shuffle once these guys trickle back in. i imagine patton or peralta are on the hot seat for la stella's return.

    crunch 3 hours 3 min ago view
  • 6 pitches, 2 run lead.

    neat.

    crunch 4 hours 12 min ago view
  • So am I. Point remains.

    Old and Blue 14 hours 1 min ago view
  • Not certain why the site has been slowed. Worked much of Wednesday on it and will continue today. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will probably take it offline for a while, but it will be up before the game against the Mets.

    WebAdmin 22 hours 8 min ago view
  • Mine has been really slow to load -- on different computers from different locations.

    JoePepitone 1 day 29 min ago view
  • Anybody else have issues accessing the site this afternoon/evening?

    Eric S 1 day 1 hour ago view