Jake Lamb went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in Sunday's Cactus League slugfest against the Rockies.
The two teams combined for 21 runs and 29 hits. Strangely, Lamb's three hits didn't factor too much into the final equation. Lamb is now hitting .333 (18-for-54) as he attempts to reclaim some playing time at third base from teammate Yasmany Tomas. The Diamondbacks have expressed an interest in having Tomas split time between third base and the outfield.
Christian Bergman was hit around by the Diamondbacks on Sunday, serving up six runs in three innings of work.
Bergman gave up eight hits and a walk with no strikeouts in a disastrous performance. His spring ERA rises to 5.52 from 2.31 in the small sample of 14 2/3 innings. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post still expects Bergman to get the fifth spot in the Rockies' rotation to begin the regular season, but could lose it once Jorge De La Rosa is healthy enough to return.
Matt McBride singled and clubbed a pair of two-run home runs in four at-bats Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
McBride's first homer put the Rockies up 2-0 in the first inning against Aaron Blair. His second broke a 6-6 tie in the fourth inning against Vidal Nuno. McBride also homered on Saturday, now sitting with four on the spring along with a .298 average (14-for-47). There isn't any room for him on the Rockies' roster, but he should get immediate consideration for a mid-season call-up in the event of an injury.
Mitch Moreland hit a solo home run on Sunday, his only success in four at-bats in a 10-5 loss to the Dodgers.
Moreland went yard off of J.P. Howell in the eighth inning. It was nice to see that it was against a left-hander, as he owns a career OPS 141 points lower against lefties than against righties. Moreland, who has three Cactus League homers, should get the lion's share of the at-bats from the DH spot this season.
Howie Kendrick went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's Cactus League game with the Rangers.
Kendrick has now registered hits in 10 of his last 11 spring contests. He's hitting a ridiculous .419 (18-for-43) with six stolen bases, nine RBI, and three stolen bases. Kendrick has had two of his best offensive showings in the last two seasons and could add another if he can carry this performance into the regular season.
Brandon McCarthy yielded three runs in 5 2/3 innings on Sunday versus the Rangers.
It was McCarthy's first Grapefruit League start since March 18, as he made his most recent start against the Reds in a minor league game in an effort to work on his command. The Rangers racked up seven hits and two walks against McCarthy, who struck out four. McCarthy has had a mediocre spring, carrying a 6.75 ERA in 13 2/3 innings, but the pitching-thin Dodgers will be relying on him at the back of their starting rotation.
Nick Tepesch was hit hard by the Dodgers, giving up seven runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings on Sunday.
It's the second time this spring Tepesch has allowed seven runs, and now sports an ugly 10.38 ERA in 17 1/3 Cactus League innings. He lost out on the No. 5 spot in the Rangers' rotation to Nick Martinez, and is now pitching for a long relief role.
Miguel Montero walked, singled, and hit a solo home run in five plate appearances as the Cubs shut out the Royals 7-0 on Sunday.
Montero gave the Cubs an early lead with a first-inning solo shot off of Edinson Volquez. The catcher has had a forgettable spring, as he's now batting a meager .189 (7-for-37) with two home runs and two RBI. Montero has posted subpar offensive numbers in the last two seasons but the Cubs are hoping for a resurgence in 2015.