cactusEh. Shrug. The Cubs got whooped today. It’ll happen from time to time in the regular season, too.

  • Travis Wood had his first really crummy – really crummy – outing of the Spring, giving up seven hits and four walks in just four innings. That’ll get you knocked around, and it did today, to the tune of four earned runs.
  • Cory Wade, one of three remaining competitors for the final bullpen spot, got an extended look today, and the results were less than impressive – 2 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 ER, 4 R, 2 K.


  • Shawn Camp is ready for the regular season if today’s outing is any indication: he struck out the side in his inning of work.
  • Brent Lillibridge, who can legitimately play all over, took on the toughest position for a non-catching utility man today, that being shortstop. He had two errors. He also went 0-4 with a strikeout. Everyone has rough days, even Spring Training superstars.
  • Each of Steve Clevenger and Alberto Gonzalez had a hit today, but it sounds like Dale Sveum is leaning toward keeping Clevenger as his 25th man, primarily because of the lefty thing.


  • Dioner Navarro hit his fourth homer on the Spring. Save some for the regular season, big dude.
  • There was a cool moment at the start the game, with Shawon Dunston, Jr. and his dad – now a coach with the Giants – exchanging lineup cards. The junior Dunston got a lot of playing time, too, and actually had a nice at bat in the 9th against Sergio Romo, resulting in a single. It’s very easy to forget about him as a prospect given his rough debut and the seeming glut of outfield talent in the Cubs’ system, but they didn’t give him $1 million for nothing.

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