3/18 Final: Cubs 7, Dodgers 5

Chris Coghlan hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly and Albert Almora had two hits, both doubles, and drove in two runs to lift the Cubs to a 7-5 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday in Glendale. Jake Arrieta gave up five runs on seven hits over four innings, striking out five. Said Arrieta: “I just need to be a little more precise with things earlier in counts so I’m not in hitter friendly counts in big situations, and moving forward, that’s something I’ll put emphasis on.”

C.J. Edwards gave up two hits over two scoreless innings, and Hector Rondon survived a comebacker by Darwin Barney that the Cubs pitcher knocked down, and was able to recover in time to throw out his former teammate.

Almora was not scheduled to start, but subbed for Matt Szczur who was a little bruised after crashing into the left field
wall on Tuesday. Szczur is day to day.

Up next: The Cubs will play two on Thursday, beginning with a “B” game at Sloan Park in Mesa against the Angels at 1 p.m. Arizona time. Kyle Hendricks will start that game and Kris Bryant is scheduled to DH. The regular game will start at 6:40 p.m. Arizona time as the Cubs travel to Scottsdale to face the Diamondbacks.

— Carrie Muskat

1 Comment

It’s sad to say Epstein fell right into the Boras trap with his response to the Bryant comment. For Epstein to go out and pound his chest by saying “I will determine where Kris begins 2015, nothing to do with ownership” when no comment would have been the most prudent in this situation. Let’s be honest here, if ownership wanted Bryant to start in the MLB vs the minors Epstein would have no choice but to quit so when people say these type of things it beings out an embarrassing ego and insecurities, whether true or not. This is the job of an agent so Boras one, Epstein zero…one would think better of Epstein.

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