Happ connected with one out in the third off the Rockies' Sam Howard. This spring, Happ and Albert Almora Jr. have been splitting the leadoff duties, and so far, Happ is 5-for-10 while Almora is 0-for-7.
Injury updates • Ben Zobrist, who has been dealing with back issues since arriving in Arizona, could get into a game early next week. He's been hitting in the batting cages.
• Reliever Pedro Strop has yet to get in a game because of a sore left calf.
"It's nothing horrible," Maddon said. "We had to hold him back. He's been throwing and playing catch. We don't want to push him on the mound either."
Drill bits It isn't just the coaches who run the Cubs' bunt defense drills. First baseman Anthony Rizzo not only is a big part of how effective the drill is, but also takes charge.
"You can't do it without him," Maddon said of Rizzo. "There might be a couple other first basemen you might try it with, but part of it is Anthony has a lot of good suggestions. He really thinks it through well. That's been a synergistic moment out there -- it's not just me dictating."
Rizzo apparently suggested something that Maddon said he hasn't had the nerve to do. Maddon wouldn't reveal what it is exactly, saying fans will just have to wait.
Morrow plan New Cubs closer Brandon Morrow has yet to appear in a game but will make five to six appearances before Spring Training is over. Expect to see Morrow early in games and not in save situations so he can face better batters.