Jake Muyco

Guzman Extends Pitch Count At Fitch Park

While the EXST Cubs were losing 8-3 to the EXST Giants this morning on Fitch Park Field #3, Angel Guzman continued his rehab from September 2007 TJ surgery, throwing 20 pitches in a "simulated game" on Field #2.

Facing five EXST Cubs who were not in the starting lineup on Field #3 (Junior Lake, George Matheus, Nelson Perez, Kevin Soto, and Josh Vitters), the 26-year old Guzman once again had good velocity (consistently throwing his fastball 92-94 MPH, same as last Thursday), but also once again struggled with his control, (throwing ten balls and ten strikes in his one inning of work). But at least nobody hit the ball hard off him.

Angel Guzman Throws in Intrasquad Game at Fitch Park

Continuing his rehab from last September's Tommy John surgery, Angel Guzman threw 14 pitches (8 balls & 6 strikes) in an EXST Camp Day intrasquad game at Fitch Park this morning. 

Guzman had previously thrown a "simulated game" last Friday and a "live" BP session on Monday.   

Angel Guzman Rehab Continues at Fitch Park

The EXST Cubs had a road game this morning, but Angel Guzman (September 2007 Tommy John surgery) and ex-catcher Jake Muyco (recently converted to pitcher) remained at Fitch Park, throwing "live" BP on Field #2 to three of the position players who did not make the trip (Bryan Jost, George Matheus, and Josh Vitters).  

Angel Guzman Throws Simulated Game at Fitch Park

Marcus Hatley threw four shutout innings (thus becoming the first EXST Cubs pitcher to throw four), and George Matheus drove in two runs with a triple, scored the third run later that same inning, and made two outstanding defensive plays in the field, as the EXST Cubs defeated the EXST Giants 3-1 this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa. 

Prior to the EXST game, Chicago Cubs RHP Angel Guzman (on the 60-day DL after undergoing TJ surgery last September) continued his rehab, throwing a two-inning "simulated game" on Field #2.

Heartbreak: A Pitcher Trapped Inside a Catcher's Body

What does a Cubs player do when he realizes that he is a pitcher trapped inside a position player's body? Well, he goes to Fitch Park for a Transpositional Assignment Conversion. 

How does it work?

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  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 9 hours 44 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 15 hours 1 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 15 hours 2 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 15 hours 14 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 15 hours 15 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 15 hours 15 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 15 hours 23 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 15 hours 37 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 16 hours 9 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 16 hours 13 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 16 hours 25 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 16 hours 44 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 17 hours 4 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 17 hours 6 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 20 hours 5 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 20 hours 18 min ago view