Cubs: Darvish, Hendricks impress during Day 2 of Summer Camp

The Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks show endurance in an intrasquad game

The Chicago CubsYu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks looked good in an intrasquad game, and have aligned themselves as 1-2, although not in that order. Cubs’ manager David Ross said it would matter who pitches well. Well, Darvish and Hendricks have come up to the ‘top of the bottle.’

Hendricks allowed five hits in three innings. Darvish allowed a double, then struck out four in two innings. In spring training, Hendricks allowed three hits and one run–a solo shot–in nine innings. Darvish had a 3.60 ERA, allowing two runs in six innings of work–striking out seven. Both left off in spring training, where they began in Summer Camp.

Jon Lester is the next in line. But after that? Jose Quintana is out with a sliced finger, and he’ll resume his throwing program in two weeks. Tyler Chatwood, Alec Mills and Adbert Alzolay will be the players that will have a chance. Chatwood and Mills are what I imagine would be the case.

And that isn’t that Alzolay doesn’t have a chance. It’s just his

J-Hey is handling BLM movement

The Cubs’ Jason Heyward is handling the Black Lives Matter movement. He’s continuing to be a voice for the movement.

‘I’m not doing this for attention, ‘I’ve seen other athletes showing up and putting their lives on the line at peaceful protests,’ Heyward said. h/t Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune

Heyward is making his voice heard. Like a BLM advocate, he’s speaking for the Eric Garner, George Floyd and more. Black players–like Heyward–are ‘speaking the truth.’

“We’re here for equality,” Heyward said. “We’re not here saying we’re perfect. Everyone has their struggles and differences.

Also, Heyward reached out to Freddie Freeman after he tested positive for COVID-19. And he’s aware that health issues plague his grandfather and father. He’s had a lot of memories with Freeman, who he played with for five seasons (2010-2014).

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You may have forgotten, but Heyward and Ross shared a special moment. Every away game, Heyward gave Ross a suite for him and his family. After Heyward signed the massive contract, it was the least he could do.