Addison Russell hits another bomb but the Cubs lose to the Angels 7-5
Maikel Cleto is the losing pitcher in this one giving up four runs in the sixth inning. This let the Angels tip the scales in their direction in a 7-5 win. Cleto gave up 5 hits, a walk, and threw a wild pitch.
Addison Russell hit another bomb today while he was in the clean up spot today.
Trying him out in different spots when Zobrist will be in the lead off spot. This is his second home run in spring training with this 3 run shot into center. And a great catch in the outfield.
“He’s already powerful,” Maddon said. “He’s got these large hands, and he’s very strong. When a young guy like that starts understanding what he’s really doing up there, getting in better counts, not fouling his pitch off, as he gets more experience, that’s when you’re going to see more consistent power.”
A short stop that has an amazing fielding percentage that hits for power is a Unicorn.
Alec Mills took the mound in the first for some work and got out of a jam. People compare his control and reliance to off speed to Hendricks.
The Cubs acquired Mills from the Royals in a trade involving Donnie Dewees.
Jason Heyward took some swings in this game and still remains hit less in 8 at bats. This game he hit into a groundout to short and some fly balls to the outfield.
Only else of note that happened in this game was a great catch by Albert Almora Jr.
Albert Almora with the best catch of the spring so far! pic.twitter.com/IEIsdWKZql
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The next game for them is against the Royals at 2:05 p.m.