The Cubs introduced a typical-season lineup with them to Tempe Tuesday to enjoy the Angels. Catcher Willson Contreras gave the street group an early lead with an assist from Mike Trout, who basically booted Contreras’ 1st inning RBI double. The error allowed the athletic backstop to come all the way household to make it 2-.
Kyle Hendricks piled up 4 strikeouts in 2.1 innings of function, but still left soon after two singles in 3rd. Mario Meza, recently of the Mexican league, relieved him and Trout blasted his very first pitch for a a few-operate homer.
The Angels jumped all about Rowan Wick in the 5th, blowing the activity extensive open. The Cubs wick thus extinguished, the Angelinos coasted to a 9-2 victory. (Box rating)
Why the Cubs Shed
No offense to Wick and Meza — ok, some offense — but if they are pitching for the Cubs in the typical season items have long gone horribly incorrect. The Angels jumped all about the two hurlers en route to the acquire.
Trout’s homer was quite remarkable, heading properly about 400 feet. I believe this child could have a upcoming in baseball.
Stats That Subject
- Contreras added a one to his double in a few at-bats.
- Addison Russell went 2-for-3 with two doubles.
- Carl Edwards JR. gave up two hits but no operates in an inning of function.
- Leading prospect Nico Hoerner got an at-bat late in the activity and grounded out.
Today provided a glimpse of a prospective Opening-Day lineup. It could be a quite frightening offense if absolutely everyone life up to anticipations. That, of course, is a big if.
The Cubs welcome the Royals to Sloan Park on Wednesday at 2:05 pm CT. Jose Quintana will get the commence and an audio feed is obtainable on MLB.com.