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Sunday at Sloan

The Cubs ended up with a nine inning 1-1 tie against the Cleveland Indians yesterday in front of 15,388 fans at Sloan Park. A tie game with no extra innings, such is the nature of spring training. Especially in early spring where pitchers are on strict pitch counts as they build up their arms.

Baez barbed beast bat

A few notes from the game. Javy Baez apparently is in mid-season defensive form. Javy made an amazing play on a Chris Colabello hard grounder which he snared practically in short left-centerfield, then threw from his knee getting the Colabello at first. Javy also had, what I refer to as the “barbed beast bat” in his bag. Can you say intimidation!

Cubs top prospect Eloy Jimenez got the start in LF batting clean-up. He was 1-2 with a sharp single in his first at-bat. Eight Cubs pitchers saw action and allowed the Indians only three hits on the game. None of the Cubs pitchers threw more than 2 innings.

Cubs play the White Sox today at Sloan Park, game time 1:05 pm AZ time. Here are John Antonoff’s photos from yesterday.

Javier Baez working the double play.
Javier Baez working the double play.
Eloy  Jimenez
Top prospect Eloy Jimenez rips a single
Casey Kelly the former 1st round pick by the Red Sox allowed the lone run
Casey Kelly the former 1st round pick by the Red Sox allowed the lone run
Matt Szczur was 2-2 with the lone Cubs RBI
Matt Szczur was 2-2 with the lone Cubs RBI
Michael Wagner worked a scoreless inning
Michael Wagner worked a scoreless inning
Jemile Weeks hits a double
Jemile Weeks hits a double

 

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