The Chicago Cubs beat the Angels, but Randy Wells got shellacked by a lineup that didn’t have all its regulars. Eek. On to the battles:
- Kevin Millar played first base and had a double and a homer, but I still don’t see how his presence on the bench makes the Cubs much better than would a Bryan LaHair or a Micah Hoffpauir.
- Chad Tracy went hitless in his turn at third base, but still has to be a favorite to land a bench spot over the less versatile Millar.
- Mike Fontenot continues to top Jeff Baker in the competition for second base – Fontenot had two hits, including his first Spring homer.
- Andrew Cashner threw two scoreless and struck out three, but he also gave up two hits and two walks. His chances to make the Cubs’ bullpen at this point are slim.
- Thomas Diamond threw a scoreless one and a third, and is looking like he’s got a solid chance to make the pen. You’ll note that presumptive bullpen member Jeff Gray has yet to make his Spring debut.