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):  

FIELD #3 

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 

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FIELD #4

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:
NONE 

SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:  
Eric Gonzalez: 1-1 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 22 

WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 60's 

Arizona 
Scoring 
Service 

"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 

Comments

PHIL: Thank you for this. Have you heard any buzz at all about the minor league players receiving a living wage anytime in the not to distant future? Or for the majority are they just dealing with it to keep the dream alive as long as they can living on nothing, plus team meals?

E-MAN: I doubt that MLB clubs will increase the wages and benefits of minor leage players unless they are forced to do so either because of a law that gets inacted or because minor league players are invited to the join the MLBPA and the union negotiates a better deal for the minor leaguers.

And if MLB clubs are required at some point to increase the wages and benefits of minor league players, clubs would probably respond by cutting back the draft and the minor leagues (like maybe reducing the First-Year Player Draft to 15 rounds and eliminating short season leagues). 

So the very minor league players who most need better wages (the ones who didn't get a six or seven figure signing bonus) will get released, and clubs will stop drafting and signing the long-shot lottery ticket type of player. 

Phil, what is the latest on Adbert Alzolay? Is he close to getting in a game? Thanks.

HAGSAG: Adbert Alzolay has been transferred to the REHAB THROWING PROGRAM at Minor League Camp, so he won't be pitching in a game anytime soon.  

bote playing SS today...happ 2nd...

televised game vs wsox.

Jordan Bastian‏ @MLBastian

Another blow to ‘pen deptch... Maddon: Tony Barnette dealing with right shoulder soreness. Hasn’t pitched in a game since March 3. Shut down for now.

PHIL: ETHS IS in the State Final Four. Go Kits!

CORRECTION: Second Finals appearance in last 2 years.

Go Kits! 

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  • First.Pitch.120 1 hour 2 min ago (view)

    Don't forget the awesome taste of RizzO's !!!

     

  • crunch 14 hours 11 min ago (view)

    ha.  also, this reminds me that Grand Slam cereal existed in the late 90s.  it was basically Kix with the marshmallows from Lucky Charms (in baseball items shape).  it was actually really good.

     

  • Charlie 16 hours 33 min ago (view)

    I just love cereal so much

     

  • bradsbeard 17 hours 58 min ago (view)

    Yeah, both of those guys have some versatility. Could make a nice platoon if it ever came to that. 

     

  • bradsbeard 17 hours 59 min ago (view)

    Rooting for General Mills?

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 17 min ago (view)

    I like that they're trying Robel and Giambrone all over the diamond.

     

  • Charlie 18 hours 23 min ago (view)

    I'll just be here salivating over the possibility of observing a sub-70MPH curve ball. :)

    Rooting for Mills in general. Seems like fun as a 5th starter.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 26 min ago (view)

    dusty baker + adam greenberg piece...

    https://www.mlb.com/news/dusty-baker-adam-greenber...

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 19 hours 31 min ago (view)

    Man this Dodger broadcast is garbage.

     

  • Wrigley Rat 20 hours 46 min ago (view)

    Love those breakdowns Phil - thank you!

    People tweeted about watching the Cubs game live here yesterday: http://yoursports.stream/mlb?v=MTQ5NzY2MDMw Might work for anyone on here who can't seem to get the game today.

     

  • Sonicwind75 1 day 22 min ago (view)

    Thanks Phil for these breakdowns. Really helpful.

     

  • crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    i forgot about these types of update posts...thanks for the breakdowns.  they're really useful.

    strong agreement on the mess t.olson was throwing.  he didn't even look happy with himself out there.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    I know most of you saw the game or will be seeing the game, but for anyone else who might be interested, here are the Cubs pitchers velo readings from Saturday night's game: 

    Alec Mills: 
    FB: 90-92 
    CH: 82-83 
    SL: 80-81 
    CV: 68 
    NOTES: Nice mix of pitches... Mills obviously comes from the "I'm a pitcher not a thrower" school, all of which means command & control matters a lot and he had both tonight... a legit candidate for the Cubs #5 SP slot... 

     

  • crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    hell of a 1st game.  even the good and bad mean nothing this early in spring, but it was a nice one.  i'm not worried about rizzo misplaying a couple balls in the first innings, nor do i think bote is on his way to a batting title.  spring is meaningless enough without trying to read into february spring games.  it was a fun watch, though.

    my biggest regret is not seeing souza chase down any plays in LF while he was in the game.  that's something i really would like to see this early in spring.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    I also hope they edit it for the season. doesn't list pitcher or hitter or pitches thrown.

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    "i'm feeling right at home." - mark grace