If this was mid-season we’d all be totally freaking out right now. Fortunately it’s Spring Training so there will be none of that. But there will be celebratory libations when Eloy Jimenez pounds a home run, to score the Cubs first run, to break up a no-hitter, in the bottom of the eighth inning. See, isn’t Spring Training great!
The Cubs tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off a three-run shot by Yasiel Balaguert and, for a brief moment, it looked like a comeback was possible. It didn’t materialize but did you see that Eloy Jimenez home run?!
The low point for the Cubs came in the top of the third inning when Aaron Brooks and Dallas Beeler combined to hit three batters and walk a man all with the bases full of Reds. At that point it was fairly laughable, particularly when Brooks actually threw a fastball behind one of the Reds batters. To his credit, Cubs catcher Carlos Corporan actually caught the behind the back heater, so that was fun (box score).
Source:: Cubs Insider