MESA, Arizona — Javier Baez was hit by a pitch Friday and had what was reported as a “forearm contusion” https://www.ccfanstore.com/Willson_Contreras_Jersey-102. He didn’t play Saturday, returned Sunday and Monday served as the designated hitter.The injury obviously wasn’t anything series, as Baez reached on an error, singled and in the fifth capped a five-run rally with a three-run homer and the Cubs demolished the Rangers 9-0.The other big story of the game was Zach Davies, who threw three no-hit innings, interrupted only by a walk and a dropped fly ball by Ildemaro Vargas in right field and seriously, why was Vargas playing right field? He’s played right field only once in his MLB career. I realize the Cubs are looking for versatility, but...Anyway, Davies. This is what you are going to see from Davies when he’s on. Of his nine outs, six were on ground balls. He’s got a very similar pitching style to Kyle Hendricks, and perhaps having Kyle as his teammate might help Davies. Davies had a very good year for the Padres in 2020 https://www.ccfanstore.com/Rick_Sutcliffe_Jersey-88, he is a quality MLB pitcher and there’s a non-zero chance he could be just as good as Yu Darvish this year.
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