Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (3/15/24): White Sox 3, Cubs 2 F/8 – Shortened Soggy Loss

The Cubs traveled to Camelback Ranch to battle the White Sox on a soggy Friday afternoon. The game was delayed and eventually shortened by rain and it was a largely uneventful contest that the North Siders lost by one.

Brennen Davis, back in the lineup after missing time with a concussion, hit an RBI double followed by a Miles Mastrobuoni two-bagger that put the Cubs up 2-0 in the top of the 2nd inning. The White Sox came right back on Jordan Wicks in the bottom of the frame when the always annoying Paul DeJong hit a game-tying two-run homer.

Andrew Vaughn doubled in the go-ahead tally in the bottom of the 3rd inning. That 3-2 score remained unchanged all the way to the 8th when the rain returned and the game was declared a final. (Box score)

Why the Cubs Lost

The hitters could not get much going outside of one inning Friday.

Stats That Matter

  • Wicks was mostly effective in five innings of work except for a pair of extra-base hits.
  • Davis also walked in three plate appearances and it was very nice to see him healthy.
  • Mark Leiter Jr. pitched a clean inning as he prepares for a key bullpen role.

Bottom Line

There wasn’t much to learn from this game and the highly anticipated Spring Breakout got washed out in Mesa. Wicks did a solid job as he continues to prepare for a rotation spot and hopefully Davis can have a healthy and productive year.

On Deck

The Royals come to Sloan Park Saturday at 3:05pm CT. Drew Smyly takes the mound and Marquee provides the broadcast.

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