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Walk-Off Win in Mesa

By Tim Sheridan
March 7, 2011

We had a fun day at Hohokam yesterday, I hope you had a chance to watch the game on WGN. The Cubs had a split-squad on Sunday with the traveling team losing to the Reds 10-0, but in Mesa the Cubs pulled off an exciting 10 inning 5-3 victory, that ended with a two-run walk-off HR by minor league call up DJ LeMahieu. If you’ve been a follower of the blog here at BOS you would have read this from my Feb.13th, 2011 Camp Colvin report:

One of the other players showing big results is DJ LeMahieu the second round pick for the Cubs in 2009. LeMahieu has added 19 lbs this off-season to his 6’4” frame . This is a very good thing because LeMahieu can hit, I bet he’s never hit below .314 for a season in his lifetime, although I haven’t checked his T-Ball records. Cubs Director of Scouting Tim Wilken said a while back that he thought DJ would eventually develop power to go with his natural line-drive swing. So it will be interesting to see if the added weight ups DJ’s power numbers this coming year. DJ has been a middle infielder playing college ball at LSU (2009 College World Series All-Tournament team) and was at second base last year with the Cubs A+ Affiliate in Daytona. LeMahieu is a player to keep your eye on, as his added strength could eventually make him a future candidate to shift to third base.

Considering the slimmer DJ had hit a total of 2 HR’s in 718 minor league at bats during his two season’s in the Cubs system his Hohokam walk-off shot is good sign for the future.

Here are some BOS photos from yesterday, shot by our John Antonoff.

Barney trying to get throw on steal attempt  
Dome base hit
Marmol dominant
Fernando Perez nearly pulls off amazing grab
DJ mugged by teammates after walk-off blast

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