Thursday, March 24, 2005

Big Day in Boring Month

This has been a boring spring training for the most part. The position players are set at just about everywhere other than left field, and even that is only a question of how much time will Jerry Hairston get versus Todd Hollandsworth.

The big events have been the pitching injuries to Kerry Wood and Mark Prior (and Joe Borowski if you want to include him, but I wasn't counting on him anyway). Today is the one day that could make big news. Wood pitches against the A's this afternoon. He's scheduled for 3 innings (40 to 50 pitches would be the guess). If he finishes all three innings, one sigh of relief can be released.

News on Mark Prior's side throwing should also be released. His health is the bigger news. Remember, it's three weeks from throwing off a mound to throwing in Wrigley. If he gets back on schedule, he only misses one start. How he throws and when he throws again is the key news Cub Nation should focus on.

Things Don't Change

According to WSCR, Corey Patterson has 44 spring training at bats. He has 12 strikeouts. Over a 625 AB season, that projects to 170 strikeouts.

Just the facts, ma'am.

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