Reynolds, Fennell, and Durna Go Deep, Riley Thompson is Perfect, and Clarkin & Company Fan 16 at Diablo
Tyler Durna stroked a three-run HR and Ian Clarkin, Ryan Kellogg, Javier Assad, amd Scott Effross combined to strike out 16, leading the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) to a 4-2 victory over the Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angeles Angels Hi-A affiliate) an Field #3, and Luke Reynolds and Grant Fennell each belted a two-run HR, Christopher Morel singled, doubled, stole two bases, and scored two runs, Yonathan Perlaza drilled an RBI triple, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, and Riley Thompson hurled three perfect innings and combined with three other pitchers to toss a four-hit shutout, as the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Cubs) blanked the Burlington Bees (Angels Lo-A affiliate) 9-0 on Field #4, in Cactus League Minor League Spring Training game action Thursday afternoon at Diablo Stadium Fields in Tempe, AZ.
The two Cubs affiliates combined to walk 15 times in the two games (ten by South Bend) and the SB-Cubs also stole seven bases.
As is typical for Cubs Minor League Spring Training games, several players assigned to the bloated South Bend roster were moved-up to higher levels for the day.
Here are the abridged box scores from the two games (Cubs players only):
MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1a. Edmond Americaan, LF: 0-2 (K, 5-3, BB)
1b. Chris Carrier, LF: 0-0 (BB)
2a. Zach Davis, CF: 1-2 (4-3, 1B, CS)
2b. Brennen Davis, CF: 1-2 (F-7, 1B, RBI, PO)
3a. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 0-1 (K, BB, R)
3b. Austin Filiere, 3B: 1-2 (1B, K)
4a. Miguel Amaya, C: 1-3 (P-3, 1B, 6-4 FC)
4b. Caleb Knight, C: 0-1 (5-3)
5a. Andy Weber, SS: 0-2 (3-U, 4-6 FC, R)
5b. Delvin Zinn, SS: 0-2 (K, P-6)
6a. Tyler Durna, 1B: 1-2 (L-8, HR, R, 3 RBI)
6b. Kevin Zamudio, 1B: 0-2 (P-3, K)
7a. Jimmy Herron, RF: 1-1 (2B, BB)
7b. Luis Ayala, RF: 0-1 (K)
8a. Rafael Narea, 2B: 0-2 (F-8, K)
8b. Austin Upshaw, 2B: 0-0 (BB, R)
9a. Kevin Moreno, DH: 0-2 (K, K)
9b. Brandon Vicens, PH: 0-1 (L-7)
MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS:
1. Ian Clarkin: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 2/1 GO/AO, 50 pitches (29 strikes)
2. Ryan Kellogg: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (12 strikes)
3. Javier Assad: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 5 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 40 pitches (28 strikes)
4. Scott Effross: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 28 pitches (21 strikes)
MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: 1
3B Wladimir Galindo: E-5 (overthrow to 1st base on infield single allowed batter to advance to 2nd)
MYRTLE BEACH CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Miguel Amaya: 0-1 CS
SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1a. D. J. Artis, LF: 1-2 (1B, K, BB, R, SB, CS)
1b. Grant Fennell, LF: 1-2 (6-U FC, HR, R, 2 RBI)
2a. Fidel Mejia, 3B: 0-2 (BB, K, K)
2b. Christopher Morel, 3B: 2-2 (1B, 2B, 2 R, 2 SB)
3a. Jake Slaughter, 2B: 0-2 (F-7, 5-3)
3b. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 1-1 (BB, 5-3 SH, 3B, R, RBI, SB)
4a. Jonathan Sierra, RF: 1-2 (P-4, 1B, R)
4b. Dalton Hurd, RF: 0-1 (BB, BB, F-8, SB)
5a. Nelson Velazquez, CF: 0-2 (6-3, K)
5b. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 0-1 (F-9 SF, K, RBI)
6a. Luke Reynolds, 1B: 1-1 (BB, HR, R, 2 RBI, SB)
6b. Chris Singleton, CF: 0-2 (K, P-2)
7a. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-2 (K, 3B, R)
7b. Josue Huma, SS: 0-2 (L-8, F-8)
8. Jamie Galazin, DH: 0-1 (BB, BB, K, BB, R, SB)
9a. Eric Gonzalez, C: 0-2 (P-6, 4-6 FC, RBI, PO)
9b. Benny Kaleiwahea, C: 0-1 (BB, K)
SOUTH BEND PITCHERS:
1. Eury Ramos: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 3/1 GO/AO, 41 pitches (25 strikes)
2. Riley McCauley: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 31 pitches (20 strikes)
3. Riley Thompson: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/4 GO/AO, 34 pitches (23 strikes)
4. Jake Steffens: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/3 GO/AO, 9 pitches (5 strikes)
SOUTH BEND ERRORS:
SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Eric Gonzalez: 1-1 CS
WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 60's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Arizona Phil 5 hours 44 min ago (view)
HAGSAG: Chris Allen was at AZ Winter Instructs January-February, then at Minor League Camp in March (but he didn't pitch in any ST games), and then Extended Spring Training after that, but he didn't pitch in any EXST games until about two or three weeks ago.
He hasn't allowed a run yet at EXST. Good size (6'4). Still lanky so he could fill-out. Throws strikes (70% strikes today). 87-90 MPH two-seamer has sink and runs away from RH hitters, and he has a plus-CV and also throws a CH. Six up / six down today (3-U, 6-3, K, K, K, 4-3).
crunch 6 hours 38 sec ago (view)
MIL loses to PHI...CHC with a 2.5 game lead in the division.
crunch 6 hours 31 min ago (view)
Hagsag 6 hours 51 min ago (view)
Phil, is it just me or is Chris Allen getting a lot of people out?
Jackstraw 6 hours 54 min ago (view)
Darvish or the pen. You want to be hung or shot?
Jackstraw 6 hours 55 min ago (view)
You've been drinking, haven't you. I mean, more than usual.
George Altman 7 hours 22 min ago (view)
Chatwood for closer...........makes it exciting like Lee Smith......(runs for cover).
George Altman 7 hours 23 min ago (view)
I'm sure me or brothers had baseball cards of Lindy McDaniel, Larry Jackson, Bob Buhl and George Altman which my Mom threw away or 'garage saled' them when I was in college............thanks, Mom.....love you, anyway.
crunch 7 hours 30 min ago (view)
chatwood first cubs save.
phew...needed that win for sanity.
Eric S 7 hours 30 min ago (view)
I think Theo can put the phone down now. Cubs finally have their lockdown, drama free closer in Chatwood.
crunch 7 hours 31 min ago (view)
after putting 2 on via hits, chatwood throws a sinker/cutter followed by a changeup (lefty batter).
he gets a ground ball double play on the 97mph fastball following.
it's been a while since he's thrown 2 off-speed pitches to the same batter. many batters see nothing but the fastball.
Eric S 7 hours 37 min ago (view)
Sets up just like yesterday with Votto and Suarez leading off the ninth ... one more run to play with though today with the two run lead
crunch 7 hours 47 min ago (view)
woo. cubs lead.
crunch 7 hours 50 min ago (view)
no idea. i thought he was done after 7, myself. it wasn't exactly a smooth/simple 7th.
Eric S 7 hours 50 min ago (view)
Particularly after it appeared he was airing it out in the seventh, perhaps thinking that was his last inning.
Charlie 7 hours 54 min ago (view)
Anybody have an explanation of why he started the 8th? I can't figure it out. Lefty batter leading off the inning and Darvish was already very near 100 pitches.