Morelli Hit Streak Reaches 20 as Cubs Play Extended Spring Training Finale

Jesus Morelli reached base three times and extended his hitting streak to 20 games and Cubs pitchers fanned 14 EXST Brewers through the first eight innings,, but the Brew Crew hung-on to edge the EXST Cubs 5-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa this morning. This was the final 2010 Extended Spring Training game for both teams.


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


LINEUP:
1. Kyung-Min Na, CF: 0-3 (P-4, P-6, K)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED LAST TWO TIMES THROUGH ORDER ALTHOUGH NA REMAINED IN CF
2. George Matheus, SS: 1-4 (6-3, HR, P-4, BB, K, RBI, R)
3. Jesus Morelli, DH #1: 1-3 (BB, 6-3, P-3, 1B, BB, R)
4a. Brandon May, 1B: 2-4 (1B, F-7, E-5, 1B)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED 4th TIME THROUGH ORDER ALTHOUGH MAY REMAINED AT 1B
4b. Vismeldy Bieneme, PR: 0-0 (SB)
5. Runey Davis, DH #2: 2-4 (F-9, 3B, K, 1B, RBI, SB)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED 3rd TIME THROUGH ORDER ALTHOUGH DAVIS REMAINED IN GAME
6. Chris Huseby, DH #3: 0-4 (3-U, BB, F-8, L-6, K)
7. Arismendy Alcantara, 3B: 0-4 (L-7, 4-3, 1-3, 4-3)
8. Alvaro Ramirez, LF: 2-4 (1B, 3B, 3-U, 4-3, R, PO)
9. Wes Darvill, 2B: 1-2 (BB, 1B, 6-3, RBI, R)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED LAST TIME THROUGH ORDER ALTHOUGH DARVILL REMAINED AT 2B
10. Carlos Romero, C: 1-4 (6-3, 1B, 4-3, 6-3)
11. Xavier Batista, RF: NO AB – PLAYED DEFENSE ONLY


PITCHERS:
1. Marcus Hatley – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/FO, 27 pitches (19 strikes)
2. Yao-Lin Wang – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1/4 GO/FO, 47 pitches (31 strikes)
3. Marcos Perez – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 7 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 49 pitches (35 strikes)
4. Andres Quezada - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 16 pitches (12 strikes)


ERRORS: NONE


CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Carlos Romero: 0-2 CS, 1 PB


OUTFIELD ASSIST
RF Xavier Batista (at 2nd base)


ATTENDANCE: 18


WEATHER: Sunny and hot, with 100+ temperatures

Comments

6 runs, our quota for the week

Colvin should be benched for jump starting our lame team

What's up with ARam, some one must have woken him up from his Rip Van Winkle snooze

[Profanity] he put a sweet swing on that homerun. Nothing big about that swing, but he's got a [profanity] of pop in it. He needs to play nearly everyday. He's given nobody any reason to bench him, and he's morel likely the future (as compared to any of the rest of our outfielders).

I don't know where you think you are, but censorship is kind of frowned upon.

I am trying to figure out what words fit in his brackets... is shitload one word?

Comment: Good, Better, Best
#1: Damn, Jesus, Sweet fucking christ
#2: Shitload, Assload, fuckload

Just try to come up with more appropriate curses than these - I dare you!

. . . I love you guys. *hugs*

Now that EXST is over what are the 18 who attend these games get to do with all the impending free time?

thanks Az Phil, I always enjoy your reports and insights.

Az phil-

What position would Morelli play?

Submitted by jacos on Sat, 06/05/2010 - 7:59pm.
Az phil-

What position would Morelli play?

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JACOS: Jesus Morelli has played all three OF positions (but mostly RF) at EXST, and his best spot is definitely RF (he has a plus-arm with slightly above-average speed),

AZ PHIL THANKS!! Again, for another insightful season of EXST for our Young Cubs! Hopefully, a couple of these prospects will make a difference for the team down the road - after some of the management currently here is gone.

And, as you have seen, "You don't mess with 'The Jesus'."

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    crunch 7 hours 37 min ago view
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    crunch 8 hours 20 min ago view
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    On the other hand, what makes a death like this tragic is precisely the loss, based on Fernandez's youth and brilliance, to the baseball world.

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    Charlie 14 hours 14 min ago view
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