Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Rockies 2

February, 26, 2013
2/26/13
4:59
PM CT
Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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MESA, Ariz. -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.

The Good: Edwin Jackson made his Cub debut and although he gave up a couple of hits, he pitched two scoreless innings. After giving up eight walks on Monday, Cubs pitchers walked just one on Tuesday. Outfielder Dave Sappelt, in a fight for a roster spot, homered and singled. Christian Villanueva also went deep. The Cubs executed a couple of rundowns in the field as well.

The Bad: David DeJesus has yet to have a hit in the early going of spring games while Anthony Rizzo has just one.

What we learned: Jackson said he was throwing fastballs and that's what hitters are "tracking" in spring hence a couple of hard hit balls. Sappelt had two hits off right-handed pitching which can only help his cause to make the team.

What's next: The 3-1 Cubs host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Jesse Rogers | email

Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Starlin Castro
BA HR RBI R
.292 14 65 58
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
WJ. Arrieta 10
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167