Spring Training Game Twenty-Five: Cubs (12-11-1) vs. Giants (12-13)
Game Time – 3:05pm C.T. – Comcast SportsNet, WGN Radio, XM Radio 184
Location – Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale
Wade Miller (1-0, 5.11) vs. Barry Zito (2-1, 4.85)
Wade Miller has all but locked up the 5th spot in the rotation according to multiple reports but a good outing today against the Giants would help his cause. Miller has been effective for the Cubs this spring with his last outing being his best despite the 3 earned runs allowed in 3 1/3 innings.
So far this spring Miller has allowed 8 runs, 7 earned, on 19 hits, walked 4, struck out 11 in 12 1/3 innings (4 games) with a 1.86 WHIP.
Barry Zito’s line for the spring is very reminiscent of Miller’s…. 7 runs, all earned, on 13 hits, walked 5, struck out 11 in 13 innings (4 games) with a 1.38 WHIP. Today will be the second start of the spring for Zito against the Cubs. In the Cactus League opener, Zito threw 2 scoreless innings, struck out 1 and gave up just 1 hit….he looked very sharp.
After today’s game, the Cubs have only 5 games left before the head to Las Vegas for the final two exhibition games of the spring at Cashman Field.
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