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Summer Camp Miscellany: Willson Rocks Another, Schwarber Off Hendricks, Darvish Fingernail, More

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Tonight’s intrasquad game was a rematch of the Cubs’ two possible Opening Day starters, with Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks each going around three/four innings, and then the bullpen – Rowan Wick, Trevor Megill, and Ryan Tepera among them.

And hey, the Cubs won 5-1 in six innings:

Each of Darvish and Hendricks was mostly just too good for the bats (tons of strikeouts, no walks, very few hits), though Kyle Schwarber did get Hendricks for an oppo shot in his final inning of work:

https://twitter.com/NBCSCubs/status/1281387655972958213

One of the hits off of Hendricks came from new-arrival, Hernan Perez:

Darvish’s portion of the night featured an absolutely excruciating 30 seconds:

Darvish stayed in the game, though, and the Cubs later announced it was an unconcerning fingernail issue.

Also scary, but probably fine:

If the Cubs carry a third catcher out of the gate – which is indeed possible on a 30-man roster – Phegley would be the guy:

Willson Contreras put one out on Waveland off of Trevor Megill:

https://twitter.com/NBCSCubs/status/1281394144649322498

I love this. Rizzo sitting out in the bleachers by himself, watching his teammates play an intrasquad game. This is 2020 baseball:

Jon Lester isn’t pitching in intrasquads just yet, but he did do his first session of live BP yesterday, which seems to have gone well:



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.