Recap of the first cactus league game:
I will start off with saying the Cubs beat the Dodgers 5 to 3.
I will tell you the stats of people who will make the team or who might make the team for 2009:
Alfonso Soriano went 1 for 1 with a single and a walk.
Ryan Theriot went 2 for 3 with 2 singles.
Derek Lee went 0 for 1 with a walk and a strikeout.
Micah Hoffpauir went 1 for 4 with a home run and 4 rbi's (grand slam) and a strikeout.
Geovany Soto went 1 for 2 with a single and a strikeout.
Mike Fontenot went 0 for 3 with not getting on base.
Reed Johnson went 1 for 2 with a single and a strikeout.
Koyie Hill went 0 for 2 with a strikeout.
Those were the hitters and now the pitchers that are on the team or who might make the team.
Jeff Samardzjia pitch 2 innings and gave up 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 1 strikeout.
Mitch Atkins pitch 2 innings and gave up 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks and 1 strikeout.
Ken Kadokura pitch 1 inning and gave up 1 hit, 0 runs or walks and 1 strikeout. He also got the win.
Waddell pitch 1 inning and gave up 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.
Jeff Stevens pitch 1 inning and gave up 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. He also got the save.
The first Cactus league MVP, will go to Micah Hoffpauir due to his grand slam which was the winner.
On other news:
According to a press release, the cubs signed 20 players which include Marmol, Soto, and Theriot. Before players hit the arbitration phase, the team basically gets to decide there salaries.
According to David Kaplan, the Cubs are looking to bring back Juan Cruz to go in the bullpen. The only bad part is Cruz is a type A free agent and will have to give up a draft pick. The Cubs are working with the Diamondbacks, for a sign and trade and then the Cubs don't have to give up a draft pick.
I will have an update on game 2 of the spring and when I here other news.