Cactus League: Cubs vs Giants 3/25/13
By Joe Han
Monday’s game against the Giants marked exactly a week to Opening Day. Cubs relievers Shawn Camp and Hector Rondon looked ready to go, with Camp striking out the side in his inning of work while Rondon chipped in a scoreless frame. Cubs lead off man David DeJesus is also ready to get the regular season under way. The starting center fielder went 1 for 3 with a double that scored the first Cubs run in the third inning. Back up catcher Dioner Navarro looks like he doesn’t need another week of Spring either. He went 2 for 3 and hit a two out, two run homer to wrap up the scoring for the Cubs.
March 25, 2013; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro (4) reacts after getting a hit against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning during a spring training game at HoHoKam Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Unfortunately for this game and regular season preparations, Travis Wood probably would like to take this one back. The Cubs lefty allowed four runs on seven hits in just four innings of work, “earning” him his first Cactus League blemish, dropping his record to 3-1 on the Spring. The defending champions dropped four more runs on recently cut Cory Wade to put the game out of reach in the seventh.
The Cubs fell back to .500, with their record now 16-16.