Making his long awaited Cubs’ debut, 2005 Cactus League MVP Hank White caught nine innings of shutout, one-hit baseball in a 4-0 Cubs’ win over Milwaukee. Blanco’s presence in the eight spot in the lineup so rattled Brewers’ pitcher Ben Sheets that he was unable to recover from Hank’s at bats. Carlos Zambrano benefited by going 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored batting directly after Hank.
White was also credited for curing Carlos Zambrano’s forearm cramps on two separate occasions. Once in the first inning and then again in the eighth. Blanco could be seen laying his hands on Zambrano’s affected area, immediately alleviating Carlos’ pain.
Blanco was 0-3 in his Cubs’ debut at the plate. He’s just pacing himself.