That Rule 5 kid and more
Young right-hander David Patton made his Wrigley debut Wednesday, and looked at ease. He gave up one hit and walked one while striking out three in two scoreless innings vs. the Rockies. “Everything felt good,” Patton said. “What I want to achieve here is be patient, be ready no matter what. If they call on me, I want to go out there and give it everything I have.”
* Derrek Lee is 5-for-7 in two games at Wrigley after going 2-for-24 in the first six games. Lee isn’t too giddy. “It’s a long season,” he said. “That’s why you try to stay on an even keel. It is nice to get some hits. You don’t like starting the season like that.”
* In the “don’t believe everything you read department,” the Cubs say third baseman Aramis Ramirez did not undergo an imaging test on his back on Monday, as reported on another website. Ramirez was expected back in the lineup Thursday.
— Carrie Muskat