Carlos Zambrano got smacked around, at least in one inning, and the Cubs fell to the Giants 5-1. Derrek Lee fouled a ball off his foot and had to leave the game, but there hasn’t been an indication (yet) that he suffered any kind of serious injury. On to the battles:

  • Sam Fuld, hoping to make the Cubs as a reserve outfielder, played center field and went hitless in two plate appearances.
  • Jeff Baker failed to put any distance between himself and Mike Fontenot in the battle to start at second base. Baker went o-3 with a walk.


  • A host of pitchers trying to make the bullpen (or the rotation, if possible) each threw a scoreless inning, including Rule Five pick Mike Parisi, Andrew Cashner, Thomas Diamond, John Gaub, and Justin Berg.

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