Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs Whoop Padres, Javy's Probably OK, Darvish Lefty BP Homer

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Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs Whoop Padres, Javy’s Probably OK, Darvish Lefty BP Homer

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Today’s game kinda fell way out of our minds – the game play, I mean – very quickly, as Javy Baez left the game with the trainer. Fingers are crossed that his hamstring tightness won’t actually be a strain, and was instead just a dehydration cramp. He thinks he could play as soon as this weekend:

As for the game, the Cubs won again! The spring Cubs can’t lose (they’ve done it just twice in 14 tries). They blew up early on the Padres, and ultimately won 10-4 (good buddy).

  • Tyler Chatwood stretched out to three innings, allowing just two hits and two walks, and one earned run. He struck out two, and got five groundouts versus no air outs. More of that please.
  • Mike Montgomery struck out four of his two innings of work, but also gave up a couple solo dingers. Justin Wilson was scoreless (and walk-less!) in his inning. Justin Grimm walked a couple in his frame.
  • Speaking of Grimm, he’s trying to fend off all comers for that eighth bullpen spot, and he may have gotten an assist from Shae Simmons’ shoulder:

  • Scary injury situation elsewhere, as Taylor Davis took a foul tip off the face mask:

  • Addison Russell with some slick defense:

  • Oh, just Yu Darvish hitting a BP homer … batting left-handed:

  • A little John Vincent to get you into the baseball spirit:

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.