John Contreras

I Can See Four Miles (ABs)

Aaron Miles got four at bats and reached base twice, and four Cubs pitchers combined to throw a four-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts, as the EXST Cubs blanked the EXST A's 5-0 this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 under mostly-cloudy skies. 

Trying to Read a Waffle Iron

I talked with Cubs Organizational Hitting Instructor Dave Keller today, and he admitted that he was the guy in the tower yelling at Felix Pie (in Spanish) after Pie left the AZL Cubs game on Sunday, but that the conversation had to do with Pie verbally being given the hitting schedule for Monday at Fitch Park (which otherwise was an off day for the AZL Cubs), and that there was no animosity involved in the exchange.

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  • QuietMan 4 hours 51 min ago view
  • Javy's grunge dive into the stands for the popup was awesome - the hitting into the double play not so much

    Eric S 5 hours 20 min ago view
  • Third time I've tried to post this (forgive me if it winds up appearing three times)

    Junior Lake, batting 9th and playing RF for the Blue Jays...

    Transmission 5 hours 32 min ago view
  • *That was a fun HALF inning.

    Brick 6 hours 36 min ago view
  • this game is no longer awesome.

    crunch 6 hours 37 min ago view
  • he did...it was awesome.

    crunch 6 hours 46 min ago view
  • I'm pretty sure that Len called Bryant's home run a Brexit.

    Old and Blue 6 hours 47 min ago view
  • everyone but heyward with a hit and a 3 run lead with coghlan on 3rd through 5 batters. hell yeah.

    okay, this is just silly. 19 pitches in, 1 out, 4 runs in, men on 1st and 2nd...hendricks up to bunt.

    ...and almora contributes the final out. that was a fun inning.

    crunch 6 hours 49 min ago view
  • this game is awesome already.

    also, there's a lot of cubs fans in the park tonight.

    crunch 6 hours 58 min ago view
  • Clearly, Joe Maddon is a Lineup Wizzard.

    Transmission 6 hours 58 min ago view
  • "Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Anthony Rizzo (back) is feeling better and it's "possible" the first baseman could return to the lineup Saturday."

    crunch 8 hours 21 min ago view
  • Maddon shore isn't afraid to bat a rookie 4th in the order.

    Old and Blue 9 hours 37 min ago view
  • how many pairs of dice did dusty leave hidden around the park when he left the cubs?

    crunch 10 hours 31 min ago view
  • Line-up shakeup, going all-2015 with pitcher batting 8th, Bryant 2nd

    J-Hey, Bryant 1B, Zobrist, Willson, Coghlan, Baez 3B, Russell, Hendricks, Almora

    Eric S 10 hours 55 min ago view
  • The Cubs are currently down Schwarber, Fowler, Soler, and Rizzo and Montero appear to be day-to-day. Maybe not surprising that they are struggling a bit as they rely more than expected on Baez, Russell, Almora, Contreras, and Szczur to provide offensive value.

    Charlie 13 hours 35 min ago view
  • Joe: "I loved the way we brought it today, man. We'll take this every night and win a lot of ballgames like that. Losing 4 in a row...that's nothin'."

    The E-Man 1 day 4 hours ago view