Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs Beat the Dodgers, and Hayden Wesneski Was Perfect

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Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs Beat the Dodgers, and Hayden Wesneski Was Perfect

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The Cubs got back to their winning ways, beating the Dodgers 5-2 …

  • Today’s was not a Cubs game I was able to watch, so I’m catching up on what I missed after the fact … like for example Hayden Wesneski being ridiculous again today. His spring has already been pretty close to perfect, and today, he was literally perfect over his four innings against the Dodgers.
  • Obviously we’ll dig in more on the implications, but we were already seeing things trend toward Wesneski making the Opening Day rotation. He continues to go out there and do precisely the things he would need to do for the Cubs to have to kind of throw up their hands and say, yeah, we can’t NOT have this guy open in the rotation.
  • Wesneski even got the highest recognition from the Pitching Ninja:
  • Four of the Cubs’ five runs today came on solo homers, three of which were in the 5th inning – Yan Gomes, then Mike Tauchman, then Christopher Morel (who about swung out of his shoes to clobber this thing):

  • The Cubs also got an insurance dinger from Jake Slaughter in the top of the 9th, and I’m glad to see him getting a little more playing time late in these games. Figures to be quality utility depth as soon as this year for the Cubs – he can play all over, runs very well, has some power.
  • Cam Sanders and Brendon Little are showing truly nasty stuff right now. Those are some unbelievable relief weapons to have as depth! And hey, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if either broke out this year as a contributor in the bigs.

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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.