The Cubs continued tuning up for the regular season against the Mariners Wednesday night in Peoria, Arizona. Zach Davies had another strong outing and a couple of outfielders fighting for a spot on the bench went deep in a Cubs win. (Box score)
Why the Cubs Won
Davies shut down the Mariners lineup and continued his solid spring.
Eric Sogard lined a two-run single up the middle off of Justin Dunn in the 3rd inning to give the Cubs a 3-1 lead. That was all they’d need.
Stats That Matter
- Davies is firmly locked into the No. 2 spot in the rotation after a quality spring: 4.1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 8 K, and 2 BB.
- Jake Marisnick hit his fourth bomb of the spring (more like Rake Marisnick) as he pushes for a bench job.
- Cameron Maybin also hit a homer as he fights for that same job.
- Sogard had two hits as he keeps fighting for a roster spot.
The pitching continues to look very good for the Cubs and there are just a handful of spring games left. Almost time to get this show on the road.
The Cubs welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to Sloan Park Thursday at 8:05pm CT for a game available on Marquee Sports.