Outfielder Sam Fuld did everything that was asked of him and did it well, but sometimes the numbers just don’t work. Micah Hoffpauir would have been an equally good choice, but Fuld makes sense.

Hart makes sense to be sent down from the pen, as well. With Patton heading to the DL, that means the Cubs finally – finally – will go with 11 pitches and 14 position players. Odds are that this week is just a test run, and the team will go back to 12 pitchers after the All Star break. Still, it will be nice to have that extra bench bat.


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