Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs meaninglessly took down the Milwaukee Brewers (though Milton Bradley meaningfully hurt himself, but whatever) 7-4. On to what is really important, the high points of the various positional battles:
- Joey Gathright, in a mini-battle to make the Cubs’ bench, went 3 for 3 with a walk (crap). You just know he’s going to hit like .580 in Spring Training, and then revert to his career average .004 batting average during the season.
- Aaron Miles, duking it out with Mike Fontenot for at bats at second base this year, went a mere 1 for 4 and left three on base.
- Jake Fox had a big day to match Micah Hoffpauir’s grand slam Wednesday and not horrible 1 for 4 with a walk day yesterday. The Cubs would probably prefer Fox make the team as the 25th man, as they’ve been working him out at 3rd base, where they’ve stated the need for a backup. More likely, though, Fox is going to be showcased for American League teams.
- Sean Marshall and Chad Gaudin weren’t particularly sharp, but Angel Guzman threw a scoreless inning and struck out some end-of-the-game sap.