Guyer Lone Bright Spot in Cub Loss

The EXST A’s defeated the EXST Cubs 5-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Papago Park Field #2 in Phoenix this morning.


AA Tennessee OF Brandon Guyer continued his rehab, and was single-handedly responsible for the lone Cub run. He ripped a double down the LF line to open the top of the 4th, then stole 3rd base, and scored on an E-2 catcher’s overthrow on the SB.


Otherwise, the Cubs offense was mainly silent.


Peoria RHP Marcus Hatley (2009 TJS rehab) started the game for the Cubs and threw two hitless & shutout innings (30 pitches), and then RHP Juan Yasser Serrano followed with two more shutout innings (23 pitches).


But LHP Marcos Perez got rocked for four runs on nine hits (seven singles, a double, and a HR) in just 1.2 IP, as he has now allowed 11 runs (10 earned) on 19 hits over his last 8.2 IP covering three outings.


Oakland A's RHP Joey Devine (TJS rehab) threw 2.2 IP of shutout  ball, and was VERY impressive, allowing just one hit and no walks while fanning five.


And 6'7 Dominican bonus baby RHP Michael Inoa threw one shutout inning (1/2 GO/FO) for the A's today, allowing one hit and no walks while throwing two WP


Here is today's abridged box score (Cubs players only)


LINEUP:
1. Vismeldy Bieneme, 2B: 0-4 (K, 5-3, K, 4-3)
2. Kyung-Min Na, CF: 2-4 (1B, 1B, 3-U, K, SB)
3. Jae-Hoon Ha, RF: 1-4 (K, F-8, 1B, 5-3, CS)
4. Brandon Guyer, DH #1: 1-3 (F-8, 2B, BB, F-8, R, SB)
5a. Blair Springfield, 3B: 0-2 (K, K)
5b. Rafael Disla, 3B: 0-1 (K)
6. Alvaro Ramirez, DH #2: 0-3 (4-3, F-7, F-8)
7. George Matheus, SS: 0-3 (K, 6-3, F-7)
8. Albert Hernandez, 1B: 1-3 (F-9, 1-3, 1B+E1)
9a. Carlos Romero, C: 0-2 (K, 3-1)
9b. Jose Guevara, C: 0-1 (5-3)
10. Cody Shields, LF: 0-3 (F-8, 5-3, 5-3)


PITCHERS:
1. Marcus Hatley – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1/2 GO/FO, 30 pitches (17 strikes)
2. Juan Yasser Serrano – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/3 GO/FO, 23 pitches (15 strikes)
3. Marcos Perez - 1.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 1 PO, 1/2 GO/FO, 42 pitches (29 strikes)
4. Yao-Lin Wang - 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 2/4 GO/FO, 35 pitches (19 strikes)


ERRORS: NONE


CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Carlos Romero: 2-2 CS


ATTENDANCE: 9


WEATHER: Sunny & cloudless with temperatures in the 80’s

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  • He also leads the NL in runs scored by 12 runs. But sure, no RBIs for a week, I feel it strong.

    John Beasley 26 min 33 sec ago view
  • Chapman

    So conflicted

    jacos 28 min 14 sec ago view
  • Torres a late scratch from the Pelicans game and no word of injury or signs of foul play with the unis. May be a trade a brewing after all?

    Edit: now word he was a late scratch due to a "headache". Hmmm

    Eric S 1 hour 1 min ago view
  • Hopefully Zobrist is regaining his stroke and KB can move back down to third or fourth in the order. Did not realize the zero rbi's in over a week - glad Rizzo and Russell picking up the slack

    Eric S 1 hour 7 min ago view
  • Just had to ask, I guess.

    Haven't had a big comeback win in a long time (at least it seems like a long time). Great feeling!

    Rizzo should hold clinics on 2-strike hitting. Awesome.

    billybucks 2 hours 38 min ago view
  • cubs!!!!!

    cubs lead in the top 7th!

    crunch 3 hours 54 min ago view
  • so nastay...

    triple, walk, domination

    crunch 4 hours 10 min ago view
  • And he gets out of it by K-ing Braun, Lucroy and Carter!

    Let's get some runs!

    billybucks 4 hours 13 min ago view
  • welcome to the cubs j.nathan.

    2 pitches into the inning and there's a guy on 3rd with 0 outs (triple).

    his velocity is hanging around 91/92mph.

    crunch 4 hours 30 min ago view
  • Always a good idea to bring in Richard against a LH batter.

    billybucks 4 hours 52 min ago view
  • Russell left game with left heel contusion from foul ball on Saturday. Started to bother him during the Sunday game.

    Cubster 5 hours 8 min ago view
  • a.russell out and down into the clubhouse...no one knows why.

    it's very hot on the field, so it might be heat related.

    crunch 5 hours 28 min ago view
  • I blame the All-Star game again, or else Michael Barrett.

    Cubster 5 hours 41 min ago view
  • Miller park roof is closing. Hmmm, might play differently now?

    Lester at 72 pitches through 3. Roof closing might get him through 6.

    Middlebrows pulls a calf or hamstring. Len says he blew a tire rounding 1st. Nieuwenhuis enters game.

    Now roof opening. Dizziness. No AC in the ballpark wrt the field.

    Cubster 5 hours 42 min ago view
  • just to lighten the mood:
    Shark's day: 5.2 IP 5 Runs (all earned), 8 Hits, 2 HR. Left the game down 5-0 to Yankees.

    Anyone expecting game 4 NLCS Shark vs Hammel or Lackey?

    Cubster 5 hours 50 min ago view
  • First inning: two on, no out, Rizz and Zobrist due up. Don't score.
    Third inning: two on, one out, KB and Rizz due up. Don't score.

    This is getting' old, fellahs.

    billybucks 5 hours 51 min ago view