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Spring Training Battle Watch: March 5, 2010

Chicago Cubs News

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs extended their winning streak to two games, which is totally awesome! I kid, mostly – though we’ve got to take it where we can get it, folks. The Cubs topped the Diamondbacks 9-8 in what amounted to very satisfying revenge for the 2007 playoff sweep. Ah ha, I got you again with the sarcasm. I’m so clever. On to the battles.


  • Tyler Colvin continues to rake, adding another couple doubles. Sam Fuld will soon be looking over his shoulder. Brad Snyder had a couple hits, including a walk-off double in his effort to win a bench spot.
  • The youngsters all shined as Starlin Castro, Josh Vitters, and Brett Jackson all had good games. The latter two are not a threat to make the Cubs, and we all know the story with Castro.
  • The bullpen was not a bright spot as Jeff Stevens, John Gaub and Justin Berg, all fighting for a spot in the pen, did nothing to impress. Stevens in particular was disappointing as he gave up four earned runs in just over an inning of work.



Brett Taylor

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