Old Man Olivo Just Keeps Rollin' River Cats Past I-Cubs in Scottsdale
Jake Hannemann ripped an RBI double, walked, scored a run, and stole a base, as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) edged the Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants AA affiliate) 5-4 on Field #1, and Ali Castillo drilled a two-run double to cap a three-run second inning and 37-year old veteran catcher Miguel Olivo belted a two-run double to highlight a three-run 6th, as the Sacramento River Cats (Giants AAA affiliate) defeated the Iowa Cubs (the AAA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) 6-2 on Field #2, in Cactus League Minor League Camp game action Friday afternoon at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ.
Both games were called after eight innings of play.
Richmond DH Tyler Horan slugged a solo home run in a losing cause on Field #1, and Cael Brockmeyer hammered a solo home run for the I-Cubs in a losing cause on Field #2.
Iowa Cubs LHRP Scott Barnes continued a strong Minor League Camp with a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts (both swinging) on Field #2, while RHRP Michael Jensen and Steve Perakslis were hit hard, with Jensen also struggling to find the strike zone (throwing only 44% strikes).
Seven position players were temporarily moved up from the South Bend group to augment the Iowa and Tennessee rosters for the game, with 3B Adonis Paula, OF Donnie Cimino, OF Michael Foster, and 2B Edgar Rondon (who is now switch-hitting -- he had two hits in the game) assigned to the I-Cubs squad, and LF Ricardo Marcano, SS Andruw Monasterio, and C Kevin Zamudio assigned to the Smokies squad, and RHRP James Norwood was moved up to the Tennessee squad from the Myrtle Beach group (and Norwood recorded the save for the Smokies, although he did labor through his one inning of work).
Cubs Spring Training Depth Chart
Minor League Camp Rosters (updated daily)
Also, John Arguello (Cubs Den) has a report from the two Cactus League Minor League games played at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa on Friday.
Here are the abridged box scores from the two games played at Indian School Park (Cubs players only):
1. Chesny Young, DH-2B: 1-4 (F-9, 6-3, L-6, 1B, RBI)
2. Danny Lockhart, 2B-DH: 1-4 (K, 6-3, 1B, P-6 DP)
3a. Billy McKinney, LF: 0-1 (K, BB)
3b. Ricardo Marcano, PH-LF: 0-1 (F-7 DP, BB)
4. Jacob Rogers, 1B: 1-4 (2B, K, F-7, F-8, R)
5. Mark Zagunis, RF: 0-3 (6-3, K, K)
6. Jake Hannemann, CF: 1-2 (2B, K, BB, R, RBI, SB)
7. Victor Caratini, C-DH: 1-3 (1B, 1-3, K, R, RBI)
8. David Bote, 3B-DH: 2-3 (2B, 1B, P-4, R, SB)
9. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 1-3 (5-3, 1B, F-8, RBI, CS)
10a. Shawon Dunston Jr, DH #2: 0-1 (K)
10b. Kevin Zamudio, PH: 0-1 (5-3)
10c. Jason Vosler, 3B: 1-1 (2B, R)
11a. Erick Castillo, DH-C: 0-1 (HBP, L-9)
11b. Tyler Pearson, PH-C: 1-1 (1B)
1. Paul Blackburn: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 3/3 GO/AO, 45 pitches (28 strikes)
2. Gerardo Concepcion: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 32 pitches (23 strikes)
3. Jasvir Rakkar: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 4/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (14 strikes)
4. James Farris: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 17 pitches (10 strikes)
5. James Norwood: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 24 pirches (14 strikes)
TENNESSEE ERRORS: 2
1. SS Andruw Monasterio: E-6 (missed catch allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely)
2. 2B Danny Lockhart: E-4 (fielding error allowed batter reach base safely)
TENNESSEE CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Victor Caratini: 0-1 CS
2. Erick Castillo; 0-2 CS
1a. Mike O'Neill, DH #1: 1-2 (HBP, 1B, K, CS)
1b. Donnie Cimino, PH: 0-1 (F-9)
2a. Logan Watkins, 2B-DH: 0-2 (3-1, BB, K, RBI)
2b. Bijan Rademacher, LF: 0-1 (K)
3. Ryan Kalish, CF: 1-4 (F-7, P-5, 1B, K)
4a. Matt Clark, 1B-DH: 1-3 (2B, P-5, K)
4b. Michael Foster, PH: 0-1 (K)
5. Cael Brockmeyer, C-1B: 1-4 (6-3, HR, 6-3 DP, K, R, RBI)
6a. Anthony Giansanti, LF: 1-2 (K, 1B)
6b. David Freitas, C: 0-2 (P-3, L-8)
7. Kelly Dugan, RF: 0-3 (K, F-8 DP, F-8)
8a. Will Remillard, DH #2: 0-1 (K)
8b. Edgar Rondon, PH-2B: 2-2 (1B, 1B)
9. Bryant Flete, SS: 0-2 (E-6, 4-3, BB, R)
10. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-3 (1B, 5-3, F-8)
1. Jose Rosario: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 2/0 GO/AO, 18 pitches (10 strikes)
2. Michael Jensen: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 34 pitches (15 strikes)
3. Starling Peralta: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK, 2/3 GO/AO, 26 pitches (17 strikes)
4. Steve Perakslis: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 25 pitches (17 strikes)
5. Miguel Mejia: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 12 pitches (8 strikes)
6. Andury Acevedo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (9 strikes)
7. Scott Barnes: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 9 pitches (7 strikes)
IOWA ERRORS: NONE
IOWA CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Cael Brockmeyer: 0-4 CS
IOWA OUTFIELD ASSISTS:
CF Ryan Kalish - batter thrown out 9-6-5 trying to stretch double into triple
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's
You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!
Its too bad Warren didnt get to pitch. He would have saved us.
Whoa -- that Contreras play in the 8th looked too much like a "Schwarber" -- nearly crashed into the wall going full speed, with Heyward doing the same.
New rule: if you are a catcher playing LF, and find yourself sprinting after a fly ball in the gap -- stop, let the CF go after it and get ready to play it off the wall.
Cubs have no spark and no life. Pretty boring to watch these days.
I thought trips to Miami were supposed to be fun. This one sucked.
The bottom half of the bullpen now turns close games into blowout losses. Not good.
Once Fowler went to the DL, the team went into the tank. Wonder if he'll get any love this offseason? Probably not.
6IP, 2ER. The last one scored because of another botched Zobrist DP turn.
And now, a bad throw by KB. Sloppy.
What is it with Hammel always starting well and sucking after a couple months?
Ahhh...sad. Lke a few of you here, I saw him play during the '69-'71 seasons. He was the "hot Zobrist" for the club in August/September of '69 while everyone else was fizzling out...
I predict: "They will play hard and if they give the same effort every day, they'll win a lot of games."
OK, boys -- find a way to win today.
There's some BA is missing too, here's all signing bonus BA doesn't have some:
-6 Hockin $241,000 (slot price), 7 Cruz $75,000 (saved $110,00), 8 Ridlings $120,000 (saved $53,800), 9 Robinson $30,000 (saved $132,300), so far the Cubs have saved an extra $297,100
Zobrist (2B), Hayward (CF), Bryant (3B), Rizzo, Contreras (LF), Montero, Russell, Coghlan (RF), Hammel
Also -- despite losing 6 of their last 10, the Cubs picked up a game on both STL and PIT during that period. Weird, given that they swept PIT and were swept by STL.
Also, I'd like to know if there are numbers to back up my suspicion that there are a lot more fast starts than late June romps. This seems like a time where everybody not named Willson Contreras is looking a little tired and/or banged up a bit.
For once, the Cubs got off to a fast start. Seems like I've been waiting for that for 50 years.Everybody is really gunning for this team, too. It's their playoffs.
He reminds me of a little of a young guy currently on the Cubs' DL, who is also tank-like in appearance.
draft signings are trickling in...rounds 6-9 are signed + a random slew of others.
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