Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4 and 3, Brewers 4, Angels 2 – March 3, 2013

cactusThe Cubs split their split squad games today, taking down the Angels 4-2, but losing to the Brewers 4-3.

  • Nick Struck threw three scoreless innings against a pretty decent Angels lineup, striking out one and giving up just two hits. Chris Rusin’s line later in the game was almost identical – you just have to add one earned run.
  • Edwin Jackson didn’t have a pretty two innings, allowing five base runners and a couple earned runs.
  • Hector Rondon threw another scoreless inning. Ditto Hisanori Takahashi, who looks like one of the more likely non-roster invitees to make the bullpen.
  • Brian Bogusevic seriously wants to make the team. He had another three hits in three at bats today, doubling twice and homering. It’s just Spring Training, but if he keeps ripping the ball, it will become difficult to ignore.
  • In the Angels game, prospects Albert Almora and Dustin Geiger (and Jorge Soler) each got an at bat, which fine, I suppose. None got a hit. In the Brewers game, Dan Vogelbach struck out and took a walk, and Tim Saunders struck out.
  • Javier Baez did, however, going deep for the first time on the Spring. He also drew a bases loaded walk.
  • Don’t forget: today’s Cubs/Angels game is being rebroadcast on MLB Network tomorrow morning at 8:30am CT.

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

19 responses to “Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4 and 3, Brewers 4, Angels 2 – March 3, 2013”

  1. gratefulled

    Are we going to have a game thread for tomorrow morning?

  2. Jono

    Tomorrow morning will be very unproductive. Im blaming brett

  3. Die hard

    Struck will stick as I have said since last December….toot toot

  4. Jono

    I guess they’re NOT playing the cubs game on MLB network afterall. Bummer

  5. Jono

    Not playing a single Cubs spring training game on MLB network is bad enough, but to fake us out like this is just cruel

  6. gratefulled

    Yes, but Magraine’s in-depth commentary on China Taipei is very interesting.

    Ughhh!!! …going back to bed.

  7. gratefulled

    PLAY BALL!!!!!

  8. cubbie blue

    Why is everybody saying the cubs aren’t on MLB network? I’m watching the game as I type this.

  9. gratefulled

    Bogusevic had a first inning smash. That dude has some size to him. Had no problems getting around on the inside fastball either.

    1. Jono

      very nice. He even has a chicago-style last name

  10. Jono

    Other than the double #68 just hit, struck looks real good

  11. Puma0821

    Has anyone heard of anything so far on Juan Carlos Paniagua? I Seem to remember that he was closer(more polished) that the other pitching prospects. Has he gotten in any games?

    1. Cubbie Blues
      1. Puma0821

        I meant this spring?