A nice close to the Cubs home spring training season at Hohokam Stadium today, which saw the Cubs and Diamondbacks play in front of an all-time single-game Cactus League record 12,917 fans. The Cubs notched a 7-4 win, powered by a Micah Hoffpauir 3 run HR blast in the bottom of the 7th, breaking a 4-4 tie. The Diamondbacks who are also playing tonight at Chase Field, brought over pretty much a minor league squad, and the Cubs starting lineup included only 3 projected opening day starters- Jones, Murton, and DeRosa. Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez saw the field briefly, each coming in to pinch hit. The Win brought the Cubs Cactus League record to 16-12-2 as they head to Las Vegas today with games scheduled against Seattle Mariners Friday and Saturday. Hard to believe another Spring Training has come and gone, at least the Arizona portion.
This is a short post tonight, but be sure to come back over the weekend for a spring recap and season preview. As well as some favorite photos I took from this spring, and my new Cubs music video. Talk to you tomorrow.