Randy Wells Continues Solid Spring with 3 Scoreless Innings

Posted on 10 March 2010 by Lou

Randy Wells pitched 3 scoreless innings in the Cubs 5-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.  He allowed just 1 hit while striking out 2 and walking none in his efficient outing.  This is great news for Cubs fans as Wells continues to look like a solid #3 starter until Ted Lilly’s return at the end of April.

The Cubs have a TON of issues in their pitching staff after starters Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster, Wells and Lilly, set-up man John Garbow and closer Carlos Marmol.  Wells had 1 great season in 2009, but that was his 1st full year at the major league and there was still some concern as to whether he would be able to duplicate that effort in 2010.  Wells clearly took the off-season seriously and is looking like he is ready to pick up right where he left off in 2009.  This is definitely a big positive for the Cubs – let’s hope we hear more positives out of Mesa over the next few weeks leading up to the 2010 MLB schedule at Wrigley Field…

One negative – although Marmol struck out the side in the 4th inning, he gave up 1 earned run on 2 hits and a walk.  Youngster James Russell who is competing for a spot in the Cubs bullpen pitched a perfect 8th inning with 3 strikeouts – he has yet to give up a run this spring.

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