Although Carlos Silva left the game as a precautionary measure with a sore right quadriceps muscle, Cubs pitchers performed at a high level the rest of the way. Silva gave up 1 earned run on one hit before his departure.
John Grabow pitched a scoreless inning of relief with 2 K’s.
James Russell and Esmailin Caridad each pitched scoreless innings as well – neither has let up a single earned run all spring. Justin Berg also pitched a scoreless inning and he has not allowed an earned run since his first spring appearance back on March 5th.
These are all good signs for a Cubs bullpen that has been criticized for the lack of experienced depth this spring. Sure they will be young, but if they are pitching well, no one will really care at Wrigley Field in 2010…