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ST 3/9: Cubs (Gaudin/Samardzija) vs Royals, 3:05 pm CT

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KC broadcaster basically claiming DeRo and Miles are the same player.


I suppose that if Miles were a much better baseball player Id have to agree with that statement. I mean they're both white. They both play 2B. They've both played for the Cubs at one point in their career. So yes, Aaron Miles and Mark DeRosa ARE the same player.

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Caridad in pitching.


Esmailin has had a great spring. Hope he is a starter with Iowa come April.


He looked excellent out there today. The Royals batters barely even put up a fight.

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"Arizona Phil / The Cub Reporter[/url]"]RHP Chad Gaudin got the start, and had his best outing of the Spring. He worked two shutout innings (28 pitches - 17 strikes, 3/2 GO/FO), allowing just one harmless single, (rubbed out by a nifty 4-6-3 DP turn), with no walks and one strikeout (Willie Bloomquist)


Jeff Samardzija entered the game in the top of the 3rd, and had a solid outing. The Shark did allow a run on two singles and a wild pitch in the 3rd (when he needed to throw 23 pitches to get out of the inning), but then he settled down and got through the next two innings on just 17 pitches (combined), retiring the last seven batters he faced, and putting up a final line of 3.0 IP, 2 H,1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K. and 1 WP,.40 pitches - 28 strikes, 5/2 GO/FO.


Esmailin Caridad had a nine-pitch (seven strikes) 1-2-3 8th (an infield pop up and two 1-3 comebackers to the mound), and Randy Wells got through the 9th on only seven pitches in still,another 1-2-3 inning (a 4-3 GO, a 6-3 GO, and an L-7). And Caridad broke a couple of bats in his inning of work.




Fontenot hit a solo HR over the rightfield fence leading off the bottom of the 7th to put the Cubs up 6-1, and then the Cubs really broke the game open in the bottom of the 8th, scoring their final three runs off ex-Cub Kyle Farnsworth.


Defensively, Mike Fontenot made an outstanding over-the-shoulder catch in short-RF in the top of the 1st inning...

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