Cubs Shut-Down A's at Papago Park

Hak-Ju Lee singled twice, stole a base, and scored two runs, leading the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the A’s Split Squad #1 in AZ Instructional League action this afternoon.


Today’s game was part of an unusual doubleheader involving three different teams played simultaneously on adjacent fields at the A’s minor league complex. While the Cubs played the A’s Split Squad #1 on Field #3, the Angels played the A’s Split Squad #2 on Field #2.


The Cubs-A’s game was originally scheduled to be played at Fitch Park in Mesa, but was moved to the more-spacious Papago Park to allow the MLB Scouting Academy students more room to roam (and more players to watch and evaluate) than would have been the case if only one game was played at Papago Park and one was played at Fitch Park. (The A’s have two Instructs teams this year, with one squad normally playing on the road and one squad playing at home each day).


Another unusual part of the event was the miking of the umpires so that the umpire instructor at the park could offer real time feedback to the men in blue during the course of the games. (Presumably the instructor offered something more useful than booing or screaming “you suck” into his microphone when one of the young umps missed a pitch or made a bad call on the bases).


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


LINEUP:
1a. Hak-Ju Lee, SS: 2-3 (1B, 1B, K, 2 R, SB)
1b. Marco Hernandez, SS: 0-1 (K)
2. Gioskar Amaya, 2B: 0-3 (K, 6-3, K, BB)
3. Jae-Hoon Ha, CF: 0-3 (E6, F-8 SF, 6-3, F-8, RBI, R)
4. Ryan Cuneo, 1B: 0-2 (6-3, BB, F-8, BB)
5. Xavier Batista, RF: 1-4 (K, 1B, E5, K)
6a. Sergio Burruel, DH #1: 0-2 (BB, 3-1, 5-3, R)
6b. Oliver Zapata, PH: 0-1 (P-5)
7. Reggie Golden, DH #2: 1-3 (2B, 3-U, K, BB, R)
8a. Max Kwan, C: 0-2 (3-U, K, RBI)
8b. Micah Gibbs, C: 0-2 (P-6, 1-3)
9. Chris Huseby, LF: 0-2 (F-8 SF, K, K, RBI)
10. Willson Contreras, 3B: 0-3 (5-3, 6-3, F-8)


PITCHERS:
1. Brent Ebinger: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 34 pitches (21 strikes), 1/4 GO/FO
2. Alvaro Sosa: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 8 pitches (6 strikes), 1/2 GO/FO
3. Jhon Rodriguez: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 39 pitches (23 strikes), 3/3 GO/FO
4. Casey Harman: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 38 pitches (18 strikes)
5. Kevin Rhoderick: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 20 pitches (11 strikes), 1/0 GO/FO


ERRORS: NONE


OUTFIELD ASSIST:
RF Xavier Batista: threw out baserunner 9-2 trying to score from 2nd base on line-drive single to RF


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ATTENDANCE: 60 (including 40+ from MLB Scouting Academy)


WEATHER: Sunny & very hot, with 100+ degree temps


 

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Comments

Hey, AZ, thanks for all the recent reports. If Starlin Castro was ready this year for the bigs, how close is Hak-Ju Lee in comparison?

Submitted by Old and Blue on Sat, 10/02/2010 - 3:56pm.
Hey, AZ, thanks for all the recent reports. If Starlin Castro was ready this year for the bigs, how close is Hak-Ju Lee in comparison?

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O & B: I doubt that the Cubs will move HJ Lee as fast as they did Starlin Castro.

If & when Lee makes it to the big leagues, it should be as the Cubs #1 SS, with Castro moving to 2B. (Lee projects as an everyday MLB SS and lead-off hitter).

Barring injury at Minor League Camp, Lee will be the SS and lead-off hitter at Daytona on Opening Day 2011 and Junior Lake will be the SS at Tennessee. The only way Lee gets to AA next season is if he is playing really well at Daytona AND Lake struggles at Tennessee. Otherwise Lee will probably be spending the entire 2011 season at Daytona and then (if he progresses as hoped) he'll get promoted to AA in 2012.

So I would say the earliest Lee will surface in Chicago is sometime in 2012, although 2013 is more likely.

Thanks as always, AZ PHIL.

do you believe that Tony Campana will get an invite to spring training 2011?

He seems like he is a legit base stealing threat and it would appear as if he has matured at the plate this year?

Since the Cubs are constantly looking for the top-of-the-order "table setter", does Campana fit the bill in your estimation(48SB/20CS)?

Submitted by The E-Man on Mon, 10/04/2010 - 11:39am.

do you believe that Tony Campana will get an invite to spring training 2011?

He seems like he is a legit base stealing threat and it would appear as if he has matured at the plate this year?

Since the Cubs are constantly looking for the top-of-the-order "table setter", does Campana fit the bill in your estimation(48SB/20CS)?

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E-MAN: At present I would say there probably is no room for Tony Campana on the Cubs 2011 Spring Training MLB roster, although that could change if the Cubs move one or more of their outfielders prior to Spring Training.

Generally speaking, the Cubs like to go to Spring Training with 30-36 pitchers, six catchers, and three players for every other position.

Here is how I would project the Cubs 2011 Spring Training roster right now (see below), although it's subject to change during the course of the off-season because the Cubs will probably non-tender some players, make a trade or two, outright others who will then opt to become minor league free-agents, and sign several players and pitchers to major league contracts, or to minor league contracts with NRI to ST that will bounce-off some of the players presently on this list:

ROSTERED PITCHERS (24):
Justin Berg
Esmailin Caridad
Andrew Cashner
Casey Coleman
Ryan Dempster
Thomas Diamond
Rafael Dolis
* John Gaub
* Tom Gorzelanny
* John Grabow
Jeff Gray
Angel Guzman
* Scott Maine
Carlos Marmol
* Sean Marshall
Marcos Mateo
Blake Parker
* James Russell
Jeff Samardzija
Brian Schlitter
Carlos Silva
Jeff Stevens
Randy Wells
Carlos Zambrano
6-12 SLOTS OPEN (RHP Chris Archer is a lock to get added to the 40-man roster by 11/20, and Jay Jackson, Chris Carpenter, Trey McNutt, and Kyle Smit will probably get NRIs)

CATCHERS (3):
Welington Castillo
# Koyie Hill (could get non-tendered)
Geovany Soto
THREE SLOTS OPEN (Robinson Chirinos is likely to be added to 40-man roster sometime this month, and two from amongst Chris Robinson, Steve Clevenger, and/or Michael Brenly will probably get NRIs)

INFIELDERS (7):
Jeff Baker
Darwin Barney
Starlin Castro
* Blake DeWitt
* Micah Hoffpauir
Aramis Ramirez
# Bobby Scales
FIVE SLOTS OPEN (3B Marquez Smith could get added to 40-man roster by 11/20 or else will get NRI, and Matt Camp and Josh Vitters likely will get NRIs, and Bobby Scales will probably get outrighted)

OUTFIELDERS (7):
* James Adduci
Marlon Byrd
* Tyler Colvin
* Kosuke Fukudome
* Sam Fuld
* Brad Snyder
Alfonso Soriano
TWO SLOTS OPEN (Brandon Guyer will likely be added to 40-man roster by 11/20, which leaves one opening for NRI Brett Jackson, or there could be more than one slot available for either Tony Campana or Ty Wright if an OF on this list gets outrighted, non-tendered, or traded prior to ST, or fewer if any free-agent OF are signed or an OF is acquired in trade)

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