Cubs’ Adrian Sampson finds rhythm against Giants


Scottsdale, Arizona — Right Handed Adrian Sampson He held up through a home run-marked stretch of spring training, but he didn’t care and had to make some adjustments.

He supported that sentiment on Saturday, holding the Giants to 1 earned run in 4 ⅓ innings.

“I’m on the right track,” he said after coming out of the Cubs’ 5-1 loss. “There’s still a lot to clean up, but it was a great outing today.”

Sampson worked on separating the four-seam fastball and sinker. When he missed, he was missing the middle, leading to his hard contact, where he allowed eight homers in his first three spring outings.Against the Giants, he allowed only singles bryce johnson and double David Billerboth leading the innings.

“The right-handed sinker was something he was really trying to do and wanted to do today,” Catcher said. Tucker Barnhart Said. “And I think he’s done a really good job of that. I could hit a right-handed hitter with a fastball today, and after that I could pitch up and in a left-handed hitter with a fastball. So, he said, find that separation. ‘s goals were indeed very clear today.”

Hayden Wesnesky and Javier Assadseems to have a better spring performance than Sampson in the race for the 5 rotation spots. The two of him who won’t be in the rotation on Day 1 are being considered for roles in the multi-inning bullpen. The Cubs also need a pitcher to keep them deep in Triple-A.

“I think competition brings out the best in people,” Bernhardt said. All guys, I think it’s going to have a big impact on us this year. I was very impressed with everyone.”

camp cut

The Cubs made their third camp cut, reducing their spring training roster to 51 men.they chose relief Jeremiah Estrada and starter Caleb Killian to Triple A Iowa.3 other pitchers — left-handed Bailey Horn and Eric Stout and right handed Nick Neidhart — reassigned to the minor league camp.

Giants 5, Cubs 1

Nick Madrigal There were two defensive highlights at third base.

• manager David Ross “It was impressive,” he said before the game. Edwin Rios And the adjustments he made at camp. Rios recorded his one of his three hits for the Cubs on Saturday.

• reliever Michael Rucker The clean sheet ended in four spring camp games.he allowed his two runs in his one game¹⁄3 – innings and three steps.

On deck: Cubs Padres Sunday 3:05pm Mesa Marquee 670am Julio Tehran versus. Justin Steele.


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