Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months.
Madison Bumgarner struck out 12 to lead San Francisco to victory.
“There have been a lot of good individual performances out here,” GM Jed Hoyer said.
By now, the Cubs front office has shown we can trust their evaluations.
Hector Rondon goes onto the paternity leave list as well.
The Cubs’ bullpen has blown four of its six save chances.
Leading 5-2 with newly anointed closer Pedro Strop on the hill, things where looking good for starter Jeff Samardzija. Leaving with the lead, the 29-year-old pitcher watched the bullpen give up 5 runs in the ninth in a 7-5 loss.
It appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.
Chicago starter Jason Hammel allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings.
The youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.
The battle for bullpen roles are a big part of the spring training season for the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs added to their international pool Tuesday with a flurry of trades