Today’s intrasquad game didn’t have the same old guy versus new guy feel to it – it was more of a “hey, here are some Cubs, go play these other Cubs” kind of thing. Some of those Cubs beat other of those Cubs 6-3 in five innings.
Still, it was enjoyable. The hitting once again was ahead of the pitching, with most of the arms getting knocked around (good sign for the bats? bad sign for the arms? incredibly small sample size while guys are working on a variety of things that make their statistics largely meaningless?).
Luis Valbuena lasered a two-run homer, and non-roster invitee Edwin Maysonet hit a game-winning three-run homer. Dave Sappelt had three hits on the day.
Jorge Soler had a walk, and Javier Baez had an infield single.
A couple of excellent highlights passed on by BN’er Eric Pauly – first, Brett Jackson leads off the game driving a double the opposite way:
And later, he rips a single through the hole on the right. He looks very quick through the zone right now, and had three hits on the day: