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Cubs Summer Camp Miscellany: Chatwood and Mills Square Off, First Relievers In, Schwarber Gallops, More

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It was Day Three of Cubs Summer Camp today, and day two of intrasquad scrimmaging, with presumptive fourth and fifth starters Tyler Chatwood and Alec Mills making their first starts.

Mills had the smoother day, going 2.1 innings and striking out three (no walks), while allowing a run on two hits – a Jason Kipnis single and a Steven Souza double.

Chatwood notched five strikeouts over his 3.0 innings of work (one walk), but also gave up four runs on five hits. You should have basically no reaction to that, by the way, because you pretty much want Chatwood filling up the strike zone at this point in the process, and, in so doing – at this point in the process – the hitters are gonna tee off a bit. The fact that he still got five strikeouts is impressive.

The first four relievers to get intrasquad action for the Cubs in Summer Camp: Duane Underwood, Rex Brothers, Dan Winkler, and James Norwood. Interestingly, back when the roster was to be just 26 on Opening Day, Winkler was looking like a good bet to win a job, but the other three there were gonna be just outside looking in (particularly Underwood, who is out of options). Now, with a 30-man roster to open the season, and with the Cubs seemingly likely to bring along as many as three extra pitchers in those four additional spots, many more relievers are going to have a very legit shot at winning a job.

Some of the knocks on Chatwood included a Kyle Schwarber triple:

And a Javy Báez double, which featured David Ross getting HYPED:

You can keep letting yourself dream on Albert Almora if you like:

Some more visuals:

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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.