Spring Training Battlewatch: March 9, 2009

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Spring Training Battlewatch: March 9, 2009

Chicago Cubs

In a game that Alfonso Soriano called a “must win” (with a wink), the Cubs ended a billion game losing streak. In Spring Training. The battles:

  • Mike Fontenot continued to perform significantly better than Aaron Miles. Fontenot went 2-3 with a homer and a walk. Miles, playing short and third (telling?), went 1-3.
  • Micah Hoffpauir, playing a little right and first, went 2-4 with a double. The bench situation, however, gets more complicated by the day.
  • The Bako also went 2-4, and Joey Gathright scored three times. Double grumble.
  • Chad Gaudin started, and had something of a redeeming outing (against the Royals, mind you). Two scoreless innings, one hit, no walks, one K.
  • Jeff Samardzija followed Gaudin with three innings: one earned run, two hits, and a couple of strikeouts.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.