D. J. Helps Pelicans Cruz to Miller Time Music at Diablo

Zack Short singled, doubled, stole a base, and scored a run, and Jose Gutierrez singled, walked, stole a base and scored two runs, helping the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) defeat the Burlington Bees (Lo-A affilate of the Los Angeles Angels) 7-4 on Field #3, and Trent Giambrone belted a two-run double, stole 3rd base, and then scored on a FC to highlight a three-run 2nd, D. J. Wilson smashed a tape-measure solo home run off the Angels clubhouse in the 3rd, Michael Cruz blasted a two-run HR down the RF line in the 4th, and Kyle Miller hurled three innings of shutout ball, leading the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) to an 11-7 victory over the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels Hi-A affiliate) on Field #4, in Cactus League Minor League doubleheader action Saturday afternoon at the Diablo Stadium Complex n Tempe, AZ.

Myrtle Beach 1B Matt Rose left the game on Field #4 in the top of the 2nd inning after being hit by a pitch, and he was driven back to the UAPC in Mesa by Cubs training staff. Also, South Bend catcher Tyler Payne suffered what appeared to be a lower-body injury while sliding into 2nd base (RBI double) in the top of the 6th on Field #3.   

Here are the abridged box scores from the two games (Cubs players only):


FIELD #3

SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1. Luis Ayala, RF: 0-4 (E-3, 5-3, 1-3, BB, K, 2 R, 2 SB)
2a. Yeiler Peguero, 2B: 1-3 (1B, K, F-8, R, RBI)
2b. Delvin Zinn, 2B: 1-2 (1B, K, R, RBI, SB)
3a. Kevonte Mitchell, LF: 0-3 (E-5, L-3, 4-3)
3b. Jonathan Sierra, LF: 0-2 (5-3, F-9)
4a. Isaac Paredes, SS: 1-2 (BB, 1B, 4-3)
4b. Edgar Rondon, SS: 0-1 (6-3, RBI)
5. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 0-2 (BB, K, L-6, RBI)
6a. Zack Short, 3B: 2-3 (P-6, 1B, 2B, R, SB)
6b. Adonis Paula, 3B: 0-1 (K)
7. Jose Gutierrez, DH: 1-3 (L-4 DP, E-6, BB, 1B, R, SB, CS)
8a. Tyler Payne, C: 1-3 (6-3, K, 2B, RBI)
8b. Richard Nunez, PR-C: 0-0 (HBP, CS)
9. Zach Davis, CF: 1-3 (BB, 5-3, K, 1B, RBI, PO)

SOUTH BEND PITCHERS:
1. Tyson Miller: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 43 pitches (24 strikes)
2. Marc Huberman: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GO/AO, 38 pitches (27 strikes)
3. Jordan Brink: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GO/AO, 22 pitches (12 strikes)
4. Luis Aquino: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 11 pitches (7 strikes)
5. Andin Diaz: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 1/0 GO/AO, 27 pitches (15 strikes)  
6. Jed Carter: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1/0 GO/AO, 30 pitches (12 strikes)
7. Elvis Diaz: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (7 strikes) 

SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 1 
SS Isaac Paredes: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Tyler Payne: 3-5 CS
2. Richard Nunez: 1-1 CS

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FIELD #4

MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1. Jhonny Bethencourt, 2B: 1-5 (K, K, 1B, P-4, F-8, RBI)
2a. D. J. Wilson, CF: 1-2 (BB, HR, K, R, RBI, CS)
2b. Jose Gonzalez, CF: 1-1 (2B, R, RBI)
3. Connor Myers, LF: 1-4 (K, F-7, F-7, 1B, RBI)
4a. P. J. Higgins, C: 0-3 (6-3, K, F-9)
4b. Franklin Tineo, C: NO AB
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FOURTH TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
5a. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 2-3 (1B, 1B, F-7, 2 R)
5b. Rafael Narea, 3B: 0-1 (4-3)
6a. Matt Rose, 1B: 0-0 (HBP)
6b. Michael Cruz, PR-1B: 1-3 (HR, K, K, 2 R, 2 RBI)
7a. Trent Giambrone, DH #1: 1-3 (2B, 6-3, F-8, R, 2 RBI, SB)
7b. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 0-1 (F-9)
8a. Robert Garcia, RF: 1-1 (HBP, 1B, R, SB)
8b. Ruben Reyes, RF: 0-1 (BB, K, R)
9. Bryant Flete, SS-DH: 1-3 (4-6 FC, BB, 3B, 3-U, R, 2 RBI)
10. Tyler Alamo, DH #2: 1-2 (K, BB, 3B, R, RBI)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FOURTH TIME THRU BATTING ORDER

MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS:
1. Kyle Miller: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 2/6 GO/AO, 55 pitches (31 strikes)
2. Duncan Robinson: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 38 pitches (27 strikes)
3. John Michael Knighton: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 22 pitches (12 strikes)
4. Chad Hockin: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 24 pitches (12 strikes)
5. Dakota Mekkes: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HBP, 0/2 GO/AO, 26 pitches (12 strikes)
6. Wyatt Short: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 20 pitches (17 strikes)

MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: 3
1. P Kyle Miller: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
2. P Kyle Miller: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd) 
3. SS Andruw Monasterio: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

ATTENDANCE: 40

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's

Comments

PR won a wild one vs USA to advance. stroman choked in the 1st. baez went 1-3 (single) plus 3sb with b.posey behind the plate. baez also played solid D. he's gonna be nice to have around for the next 5+ years even if he lives/dies by his contact rate outside of his plus D and the plus power for a middle IF'r. walks and patience isn't really his thing.

I'm cautiously optimistic as he's around some guys like Rizzo, Zobrist, Bryant, and Lester who will constantly push him to improve himself. More than any other young Cub, I worry about his confidence becoming cockiness, but I think he'll likely be OK.

Phil, who is the Cubs best young defensive center fielder? Almora, Hannemann, Trey Martin or DJ Wilson..

HAGSAG: They are all outstanding defensive CF, but I would rate them:


1. Almora
2. Martin
3. Wilson
4. Hannemann
5. Myers

No others are close.  

Maddon was quoted to say that all 6 re-assigned guys yesterday other than Pena (who already made his MLB debut) will play in the MLB at some point. That's a pretty bold assertion, even for a group of talented and most high-minors guy, to say all 6 prospects will reach the Show. What do you guys think? Will Pierce Johnson, Victor Caratini, Jacob Hannemann, Eloy Jimenez, Chesney Young, and Mark Zagunis all play in MLB one day?

Caratini, Zagunis, Young, and Hanneman all have clear paths to the majors as bench players. Barring injury, predicting an MLB PA for them isn't a long-shot bet.

schwarber playing RF today.

rizzo HR off an offspeed pitch left over the meat of the plate from the lefty suter. neat.

The rest of the game (so far)... not so neat. Brewers 10-4 after 5 1/2.

PHIL: Is Beeler being kept just to fill a roster spot? I don't understand why they are paying him a salary.

E-MAN: I suspect Dallas Beeler's time with the Cubs is nearly over. I don't see where he would fit at Iowa (or even at Tennessee) in 2017.

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  • Dolorous Jon Lester 14 hours 29 min ago (view)

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