Late last night (or early this morning, depending on your time zone), the Cubs added a couple runs in the 9th inning courtesy of a dropped Javier Baez pop up (you can’t even catch his pop ups!), which tied the game against the Padres. At the end of that inning, the teams decided to call it a draw. Somewhere Bud Selig stirred and smiled amidst his slumber.
- Fans were grousing that there was no way to watch last night’s prospect-heavy game, but maybe that wound up being a good thing. Starter C.J. Edwards showed some signs of butterflies, and couldn’t quite make it through three innings. In 2.2 IP, he gave up three earned runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out one.
- Kris Bryant, who was a late addition to start at third base, struck out three times in four at bats.
- Javier Baez had a single in his five at bats, but also struck out twice and had two errors.
- In total, the Cubs offense mustered just one extra-base hit, that coming from outfield prospect Rubi Silva.
- Ryan Kalish had an error in the field, but did notch a hit, a walk, and a stolen base. He’s on the roster bubble right now, but I get the feeling we’ll see him playing for the Cubs at some point this year, regardless of what happens on March 31.
- Cubs pitchers, post-Edwards, had a good night (except for Jonathan Sanchez, who gave up the other two Padres runs). All of Zac Rosscup, Wesley Wright, Ryan Searle and Marcus Hatley threw scoreless innings with multiple strikeouts. Armando Rivero also had a scoreless inning, but he didn’t participate in the strikeout party.