It was pretty obvious that Z's armslot was consistently low... he wasn't just mixing the angles up like he had done in the past. I didn't get to watch the game today, but it looks encouraging.
For all you Hank White fan club members, all three of Carlos' starts that Hank has caught have been good performances. April 7th at Milwaukee (W), April 23 vs. Milwaukee (ND - Cubs lose 5-4), and Saturday's game (W). I think we can sacrifice Barrett's bat once every five days if it means we will get these kind of performances from Z.
A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg