Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

The Chicago Cubs beat up on the Oakland A’s yesterday, but what was far more important was the performance of the three guys vying for a spot in the rotation. Jeff Samardzija, Sean Marshall and Tom Gorzelanny all pitched.

  • Samardzija threw two scoreless, but struck out none, and gave up a hit, a walk, and hit a guy.
  • Marshall gave up two hits, one of which was a solo homer, struck out two and walked a guy.
  • Gorzelanny had maybe the toughest outing of the three, giving up a two-run homer, hitting a guy, and striking out one. Nevertheless, all three had far superior first outings than Carlos Silva, the other “competitor” for a rotation spot.
  • On the offensive side, Mike Fontenot saw some time at shortstop and had a couple hits, Tyler Colvin played a few more innings in center field (which I continue to think is telling), and Chad Tracy played some third base, and picked up another hit. Jeff Baker played second base, and went hitless.

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