Game #26 of 35. Cubs lost to the A's 5-2. Record 12-9-2.
Players who stood out:
3B Aramis Ramirez went 3-3 with 2 1B.
CF Marlon Byrd went 1-3 with a HR, rbi and a run.
Players who stood out but thw wrong way:
SS Ryan Theriot went 0-4.
P Carlos Marmol got a blown save while allowing 3 hits and 3 earned runs.
Before todays game Pinella answer the pitching questions and noq the only place the Cubs have to figure out is the bench. Pinella said Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny will start the season in the roation while Sean Marshall and Jeff Samardzija will start the season in the bullpen. Also James Russell earn the last spot in the bullpen.
The Cubs also made more cuts. The Cubs optioned James Adduci, Jeff Gray, John Gaub and Marcos Mateo to Triple A Iowa. And Darwin Barney, Robinson Chirinos and Bobby Scales were optioned to minor league camp.
Tomorrow the Cubs will play the Padres at 3:05 and the game will be televise on WGN.