Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs Fall, Lester Works, Cishek Debuts, Wick Wows, Rizzo Balds, More

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Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs Fall, Lester Works, Cishek Debuts, Wick Wows, Rizzo Balds, More

Chicago Cubs

Pfft. It ain’t no tiebreaker game so whatever.

The Cubs lost 7-4 today to the Brewers at Sloan, with Jon Lester giving up a two-run shot to Travis Shaw in the first, and Matt Carasiti allowing the bulk of the rest of the damage in the 6th.

The homer isn’t going to bother Lester, who is getting in his work:

Meanwhile …

https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1101969865538183170

  • I’ll definitely agree on that last part – when you watch the video of the homer, you kinda can’t believe how far that ball goes. I knew he hit it hard, but it doesn’t look like he hit it THAT hard. And yet, it’s waaay gone.
  • The Cubs acquired Rowan Wick early in the offseason from the Padres for third base prospect Jason Vosler, and he was flashing some good stuff today:

  • Old friend Jay Jackson – yes that Jay Jackson, back from Japan – pitched the 9th for the Brewers.
  • Loaded spring lineups today:

  • Schwarber and Morrow looking fit, IMO:

  • Tell me this picture is headed to Cooperstown:

  • Post-Respect Bald shave, Anthony Rizzo’s bleached blond stubble makes his head look instead like it is badly balding, which is to say he REALLY got into the spirit of the event:



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.