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.  

link 

Here are the abridged box scores from the two games played at Indian School Park (Cubs players only):


FIELD #1

TENNESSEE LINEUP
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) 

TENNESSEE PITCHERS
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 


FIELD #2 

IOWA LINEUP
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)  

IOWA PITCHERS:
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 

ATTENDANCE: 31 

Comments

AZ Phil, with 11 players sent to minor league camp, is it about time that the ax falls on a few minor league hopefuls?

HAGSAG: There will be major roster movement (downward) plus a few releases at Minor League Camp within the next day or two. Probably about 12-15  minor leaguers will get released (and a couple could even get traded, like Jorge de Leon and Tony Zych last year) by the end of Minor League Camp. 

Also, the Eugene/Mesa group (AKA "Extended Spring Traiining") will be formed in the next couple or three days. 

" . . . get traded, like Jorge de Leon and Tony Zych last year"

Hopefully not like Zych.

lastella + sczuzruruzur expected to return by tuesday...victorino still dealing with his calf issue (last played march 8th).

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    crunch 3 hours 33 min ago view
  • bryant 2nd HR of the night for a 2 run lead in the 10th? sure, why not. awesome.

    crunch 4 hours 1 min ago view
  • gawd...jansen's thrown 5 pitches in the past 5 minutes.

    wild pitch (and a K, boo) with heyward advancing! 1 out, heyward on 3rd.

    HEYWARD SCORES ON A 2nd WILD PITCH! TIE!

    crunch 4 hours 16 min ago view
  • leadoff double (heyward!) top of the 9th...RALLY!

    crunch 4 hours 23 min ago view
  • carlos ruiz is still coming up to "in the air tonight" by phil 'are you kidding me' collins in LA.

    many years ago before phil collins it was a soulja boy song.

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    crunch 4 hours 33 min ago view
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    jacos 5 hours 14 min ago view
  • that was some joke ass official scoring giving him a double. either way, seager's on 2nd and soler's play in the OF is still sketchy.

    crunch 5 hours 22 min ago view
  • Schwarber is worse right?

    jacos 5 hours 26 min ago view
  • Seager with the two out double *cough* to left field in the bottom of the fourth. If Soler just plays that bunny hop off his nuts, it's a single - certainly no double.

    Eric S 5 hours 43 min ago view
  • rizzo is tired of SD/LA night games...yet another towering one that died on the warning track.

    crunch 6 hours 24 min ago view
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  • Monty dropped a two strike curve on AGon

    Holy shit!

    jacos 6 hours 52 min ago view
  • See I told you they were up to no good

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    jacos 6 hours 53 min ago view
  • My guy Addy

    jacos 7 hours 1 min ago view
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    Rob G. 10 hours 48 min ago view