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The Chicago Cubs played two meaningless exciting Spring Training games yesterday. Perhaps the most important thing to come out of them was the healthy performance of Milton Bradley. Of course, he was DH’ing… but whatever. On to the battles:

  • Joey Gathright had a nice two-hit game against the Indians. Shock: they were both singles.
  • Aaron Miles went hitless, again, and could be losing ground to Mike Fontenot, who went 2-4 with a triple in his game, in the battle to be the starter at second base this year. Miles played shortstop in this one.
  • Chad Gaudin got smacked around by the Indians, but it’s going to take a whole lot of shallacking this Spring to bump him from the bullpen. A spot at the end of the rotation looks less likely, though.
  • Trying to claim the 25th man spot, Jake Fox and Micah Hoffpauir had terrible games against the White Sox.
  • Koyie Hill went 1-2 with a walk, which is pretty huge compared to the average Bako game.
  • Jeff Samardzija had trouble locating his pitches (“where are my pitches?” ha… no, but seriously), and got hit hard by the White Sox.

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