Old Man Olivo Just Keeps Rollin' River Cats Past I-Cubs in Scottsdale

Jake Hannemann ripped an RBI double, walked, scored a run, and stole a base, as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) edged the Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants AA affiliate) 5-4 on Field #1, and Ali Castillo drilled a two-run double to cap a three-run second inning and 37-year old veteran catcher Miguel Olivo belted a two-run double to highlight a three-run 6th, as the Sacramento River Cats (Giants AAA affiliate) defeated the Iowa Cubs (the AAA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) 6-2 on Field #2, in Cactus League Minor League Camp game action Friday afternoon at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ.   

Both games were called after eight innings of play. 

Richmond DH Tyler Horan slugged a solo home run in a losing cause on Field #1, and Cael Brockmeyer hammered a solo home run for the I-Cubs in a losing cause on Field #2. 

Iowa Cubs LHRP Scott Barnes continued a strong Minor League Camp with a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts (both swinging) on Field #2, while RHRP Michael Jensen and Steve Perakslis were hit hard, with Jensen also struggling to find the strike zone (throwing only 44% strikes).  

Seven position players were temporarily moved up from the South Bend group to augment the Iowa and Tennessee rosters for the game, with 3B Adonis Paula, OF Donnie Cimino, OF Michael Foster, and 2B Edgar Rondon (who is now switch-hitting -- he had two hits in the game) assigned to the I-Cubs squad, and LF Ricardo Marcano, SS Andruw Monasterio, and C Kevin Zamudio assigned to the Smokies squad, and RHRP James Norwood was moved up to the Tennessee squad from the Myrtle Beach group (and Norwood recorded the save for the Smokies, although he did labor through his one inning of work).    


 (updated daily)

Also, John Arguello (Cubs Den) has a report from the two Cactus League Minor League games played at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa on Friday.  



Here are the abridged box scores from the two games played at Indian School Park (Cubs players only):


FIELD #1

TENNESSEE LINEUP
1. Chesny Young, DH-2B: 1-4 (F-9, 6-3, L-6, 1B, RBI)
2. Danny Lockhart, 2B-DH: 1-4 (K, 6-3, 1B, P-6 DP) 
3a. Billy McKinney, LF: 0-1 (K, BB) 
3b. Ricardo Marcano, PH-LF: 0-1 (F-7 DP, BB) 
4. Jacob Rogers, 1B: 1-4 (2B, K, F-7, F-8, R)
5. Mark Zagunis, RF: 0-3 (6-3, K, K)
6. Jake Hannemann, CF: 1-2 (2B, K, BB, R, RBI, SB)
7. Victor Caratini, C-DH: 1-3 (1B, 1-3, K, R, RBI)
8. David Bote, 3B-DH: 2-3 (2B, 1B, P-4, R, SB) 
9. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 1-3 (5-3, 1B, F-8, RBI, CS)
10a. Shawon Dunston Jr, DH #2: 0-1 (K) 
10b. Kevin Zamudio, PH: 0-1 (5-3) 
10c. Jason Vosler, 3B: 1-1 (2B, R) 
11a. Erick Castillo, DH-C: 0-1 (HBP, L-9) 
11b. Tyler Pearson, PH-C: 1-1 (1B) 

TENNESSEE PITCHERS
1. Paul Blackburn: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 3/3 GO/AO, 45 pitches (28 strikes) 
2. Gerardo Concepcion: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 32 pitches (23 strikes)  
3. Jasvir Rakkar: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 4/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (14 strikes)
4. James Farris: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 17 pitches (10 strikes) 
5. James Norwood: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 24 pirches (14 strikes) 

TENNESSEE ERRORS: 2 
1. SS Andruw Monasterio: E-6 (missed catch allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely)
2. 2B Danny Lockhart: E-4 (fielding error allowed batter reach base safely)

TENNESSEE CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Victor Caratini: 0-1 CS 
2. Erick Castillo; 0-2 CS 


FIELD #2 

IOWA LINEUP
1a. Mike O'Neill, DH #1: 1-2 (HBP, 1B, K, CS)
1b. Donnie Cimino, PH: 0-1 (F-9)
2a. Logan Watkins, 2B-DH: 0-2 (3-1, BB, K, RBI)
2b. Bijan Rademacher, LF: 0-1 (K)
3. Ryan Kalish, CF: 1-4 (F-7, P-5, 1B, K) 
4a. Matt Clark, 1B-DH: 1-3 (2B, P-5, K)
4b. Michael Foster, PH: 0-1 (K) 
5. Cael Brockmeyer, C-1B: 1-4 (6-3, HR, 6-3 DP, K, R, RBI)
6a. Anthony Giansanti, LF: 1-2 (K, 1B) 
6b. David Freitas, C: 0-2 (P-3, L-8) 
7. Kelly Dugan, RF: 0-3 (K, F-8 DP, F-8) 
8a. Will Remillard, DH #2: 0-1 (K) 
8b. Edgar Rondon, PH-2B:  2-2 (1B, 1B)
9. Bryant Flete, SS: 0-2 (E-6, 4-3, BB, R)
10. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-3 (1B, 5-3, F-8)  

IOWA PITCHERS:
1. Jose Rosario: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 2/0 GO/AO, 18 pitches (10 strikes)
2. Michael Jensen: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 34 pitches (15 strikes)
3. Starling Peralta: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK, 2/3 GO/AO, 26 pitches (17 strikes)
4. Steve Perakslis: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 25 pitches (17 strikes)
5. Miguel Mejia: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 12 pitches (8 strikes) 
6. Andury Acevedo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (9 strikes) 
7. Scott Barnes: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 9 pitches (7 strikes) 

IOWA ERRORS: NONE 

IOWA CATCHERS DEFENSE
Cael Brockmeyer: 0-4 CS 

IOWA OUTFIELD ASSISTS
CF Ryan Kalish - batter thrown out 9-6-5 trying to stretch double into triple 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

ATTENDANCE: 31 

Comments

AZ Phil, with 11 players sent to minor league camp, is it about time that the ax falls on a few minor league hopefuls?

HAGSAG: There will be major roster movement (downward) plus a few releases at Minor League Camp within the next day or two. Probably about 12-15  minor leaguers will get released (and a couple could even get traded, like Jorge de Leon and Tony Zych last year) by the end of Minor League Camp. 

Also, the Eugene/Mesa group (AKA "Extended Spring Traiining") will be formed in the next couple or three days. 

" . . . get traded, like Jorge de Leon and Tony Zych last year" Hopefully not like Zych.

lastella + sczuzruruzur expected to return by tuesday...victorino still dealing with his calf issue (last played march 8th).

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  • Arizona Phil 13 min 13 sec ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of RHP Justin Shafer (ex-MIA) from Kansas City (American Association) and he has been assigned to AAA Iowa. 

     

  • crunch 2 hours 24 min ago (view)

    he -really- needs to cue into this is a cubs broadcast and not a national/neutral broadcast.

    dude...don't get excited about marlins 3-run homers.

     

  • crunch 3 hours 51 min ago (view)

    lot of people wanted him when len left.  he's got a long game calling history, but not too much for baseball.  he did host "baseball tonight" for ESPN for a quite a while, so the game isn't a mystery to him.

    i find him a bit boring/dry.  some people like that he has that oldschool "announcer voice" thing going on.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 4 hours 9 min ago (view)

    He's uhhh.. not very good at it. Glad he wasn't the hire for the main role.

     

  • crunch 4 hours 23 min ago (view)

    wow...chris myers calling the cubs game for some reason (boog out for the MIA series).

    he is a marquee talent, but he's not been used to call a game as far as i know.

    also, zach davies looks like a kid in pajamas in those dark blue "wrigleyville" uniforms.

     

  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    t.williams threw a 25 pitch pen thursday

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    tonight's game (thursday) is mlb.tv free game, btw.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have optioned RHP Robert Stock back to AAA Iowa, and recalled LHP Brad Wieck. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of RHSP Mike Hauschild (ex-TOR) from Lexington (Atlantic League) and he has been asigned to AAA Iowa. 

    The Cubs are clearly beating the bushes of indepenent league baseball. Hauschild is the sixth player acquired by the Cubs from independent league teams in the last month (Jose Almonte, Tyler Ladendorf, Tim Susnara, Matt Warkentin, and Jarod Wright are the other five). 

     

  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    (c) hendricks gives up at least 60 homers in the regular season

    seriously, though...wisdom has "slowed down" the past 10 days or so, but he still managed a couple homers.  he's got a damn good shot at 20+ even if bote+duffy come back to steal a little time from him.

     

  • Charlie 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    This Mets series is going poorly, so... off-topic question. Which of these outcomes do you currently think is more likely in 2021: (a) Javy hits at least 40 homeruns in the regular season, (b) Patrick Wisdom hits at least 20 homeruns in the regular season.

     

  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    wow...and he's done for the night.  that's not good...well, for mets fans.

    "right shoulder soreness"

     

  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    meanwhile...degrom with 8 Ks through 3 perfect innings.  he's also got a RBI single.

     

  • crunch 2 days 5 hours ago (view)

    and d.smith gets HBP.

    this is high end next level strategy.  you beat degrom by injuring everyone until they have to forfeit the game.  moneyballs.

     

  • crunch 2 days 5 hours ago (view)

    ow...villar got nailed in the ear and the back of the head by a throw from lobaton on a stolen base.

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 days 5 hours ago (view)

    CHARLIE: You are absolutely right.

    Granted there are existing rules prohibiting pitchers from using foreign substances, but you don't change enforcement protocols suddenly in the middle of the season. Pitchers should be given an opportunity to make adjustments during the course of Spring Training before any new enforcement policy is implememted.

    This can and should be addressed in the upcoming CBA negotiations. Not now.