Anthony Rizzo hit his first HR since missing a few games with a knee injury. It was his 23rd of the year. Vitters went 2-3 and raised his batting average to .282. Chris Volstad struck out 6 in 6 while allowing 2 ER and Michael Bowden struck out 4 batters in 1.2 IP of relief work.
Trey McNutt continues to fall apart giving up 3 HR's and 5 ER last night. Bullpen test! Junior Lake picked up 3 hits to get his batting average over .300. Alberto Cabrera continues to have a good year out of the pen picking up a pair of strikeouts in 1 IP.
Michael Jensen worked 6 IP and struck out 3 while walking nobody and allowing 2 ER. Paul Hoilman hit a HR and Javier Baez was 1-3 with an RBI.
Whats the best way to blow a shot at winning your first game of the year? Pitch Hayden Simpson. Simpson continued his quest to suck at every single level in the Cubs system and walked 3 and allowed 2 ER in 2 IP. The next inning some guy named Pete Levitt gave up 2 of his own for the loss. It ruined a good debut from 2011 5th round pick Tayler Scott. The South African native pitched 5 scoreless innings while striking out 4. On the hitting side Gioskar Amaya went 2-3 with a BB and has shown a really advanced plate approach already. I don't think he is long for short season. Dunston Jr was 2-4 along with Jeimer Candelario.