Game 5: Hit parade

As we enter the second week of spring training games, Ryan Church (.333 BA, 1 HR, 3 RBI), Andrew McCutchen (.500, 1 SB) and Tony Sanchez (he’s batting 1.000 — albeit in one at-bat) already playing at a high level.

Will Dotel be ready for opener?

Octavio Dotel (strained oblique) doesn’t expect to throw off a mound until sometime next week, putting him three weeks behind his normal spring training schedule. At that pace, Dotel, who prefers to pitch 10-15 innings in spring games, might not be ready for the start of the regular season.