Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe, AZ (Spring Training)
Exciting Spring Training action as the Cubs take on the Angels 'on their turf.' The Angels strike early in a 6-run 2nd inning that left my hero Randy Wells a bit boxed around the ears and limping back to the showers, but the lineup got support from the 'second string' late in the game, particularly from Micah Hoffpauir and top prospect 'phenom' Starlin Castro.
CHC 8 12 1
LAA 7 10 1
Castro's RBI single in the 8th won the game for the Cubs, the relief pitching staff of Marmol, Grabow, Cashner, Parker, and Diamond sealed the deal by only allowing 1 run (earned) since Wells' exit after the 3rd inning.