Thursday Means Camp Day

Thursday was "Circus Day" on The Mickey Mouse Club, but Thursdays are "Camp Day" for the Cubs Arizona Instructional League team.   While some of you might think "Camp Day" is a day where the coaches take the Cubs players on a trip to the zoo or to the local water park, that's not exactly what it is. Actually, "Camp Day" is a day where the team has a three-hour morning work-out with instruction followed by a four-inning intra-squad game. There are no professional umpires hired for the intrasquad games, so the game is umpired by one of the Cubs coaches. Also, innings can be extended beyond three outs if a pitcher needs to throw more pitches, or (conversely) an inning can be terminated early (before there are three outs) if the pitcher has reached his pitch limit for that inning (usually a maximum of 15-20 pitches per-inning). Here is today's box score: LINEUPS: SQUAD "A" 1. Jonathan Wyatt, LF (0-2) 2. Marwin Gonzalez, SS (1-2) 3. Marquez Smith, 2B (0-2) 4. Josh Donaldson, DH #1 (1-2, 2B) 5. Josh Lansford, DH #2 (1-2, 2B) 6. Kyler Burke, RF (0-1) 7. Ty Wright, CF (0-1) 8. Jovan Rosa, 3B (0-1) 9. Carlos Perez, C (0-1) 10. Bryan Jost, 1B (0-1) SQUAD "B" 1. Leon Johnson, CF (0-1, R, BB, 2 SB) 2. Darwin Barney, SS (0-1, R, BB, SB) 3. Tony Thomas, DH #1 (1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, K) 4. Steve Clevenger, DH #2 (0-1) 5. Brandon Guyer, LF (0-0, BB) 6. Josh Vitters, 3B (0-1, K) 7. Mark Reed, C (0-1) 8. Gian Guzman, 2B (0-1) 9. Cliff Andersen, RF (1-1) 10. Drew Rundle, 1B (0-1) PITCHERS: SQUAD "A" 1. Marcus Hatley - 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (29 pitches) 2. Casey Lambert - 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (12 pitches) 3. Mark Pawelek - 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (2 ER) 2 BB, 0 K (18 pitches) SQUAD "B" 1. Marco Tovar - 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (33 pitches) 2. Jordan Latham - 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP (13 pitches) NO ERRORS CATCHERS DEFENSE: Carlos Perez 0-3 CS OUTFIELD ASSIST: Cliff Andersen (doubled runner off 2nd base 9-6 after making diving catch on a line drive)

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Box score for Camp Day? You are very dedicated Phil!!

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