3/14 Brewers 10, Cubs 2
What went right:
Cubs starter Randy Wells cruised through three innings, giving up two hits. Rule 5 pick Lendy Castillo walked two and struck out one over two scoreless innings in relief.
What went wrong:
Travis Wood was roughed up. He served up six runs, five earned, on three hits, two walks and hit a batter in one-third of an inning.
“It’s typical to say it’s early and working out all the kinks but it’s time to go. We’ve got to get going.” — Travis Wood after Wednesday’s outing.
Rodrigo Lopez will face the Rockies in Scottsdale on Thursday, while Ryan Dempster starts against the Diamondbacks at HoHoKam Park in Mesa. Dempster was scheduled to be followed by Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol. Reed Johnson, Marlon Byrd and Alfonso Soriano are in the lineup to face the Rockies, while David DeJesus, Ian Stewart and Bryan LaHair will be in Mesa. This is the start of a stretch in which the Cubs will play four split squad games in six days. The game in Mesa will be broadcast on Cubs.com.
– Carrie Muskat