3/4 Fontenot OK after bumpy slide
The competition at second base was nearly over in the fourth inning Thursday when Mike Fontenot took a tumble at third. Fontenot was tagged out trying to advance on Geovany Soto’s single. He seemed to dive head first into the dirt.
“My knee hit,” said Fontenot, whose left knee required an ice pack. “I haven’t practiced that slide for awhile. The first thing I hit was my knee. I never hit my head.”
Fontenot is competing for playing time at second on the Cubs with Jeff Baker.
“You should’ve seen the smile on Jeff Baker’s face,” first baseman Derrek Lee said as reporters talked to Fontenot.
Lee was joking.
— Carrie Muskat