Giants Rally to Edge Pelicans at Indian School Park
Diego Rincones blasted a two-run HR in the 1st inning and an RBI double in the 3rd, and then with their team trailing by a run with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Fabian Pena and Dalton Combs belted back-to-back RBI doubles for the walk-off victory, as the San Jose Giants (Hi-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants) rallied to edge the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) 5-4 on Field #1, and Luis Vazquez drilled a two-run single, walked, and stole a base for the Cubs, and Marco Luciano rifled a two-run double for the Greenjackets, as the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) and Augusta Greenjackets (Giants Lo-A affiliate) played to a 3-3 tie on Field #2, in Cactus League Minor League Spring Training game action Wednesday afternoon at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ.
Cole Roederer (who smacked a HR in the Cactus League MLB game at Sloan Park on Tuesday) tripled, singled, walked, and scored two runs for the Pelicans in a losing cause on Field #1.
Here are the abridged box scores from the games (Cubs players only):
MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1. Aramis Ademan, SS: 1-4 (F-7, F-9, 1B, E-1, SB, PO)
2. Nelson Velazquez, CF: 1-4 (3B, F-8, 5-3, K, R)
3. Miguel Amaya, DH #1: 0-3 (F-8 SF, K, L-9, K, RBI)
4a. Michael Cruz, C: 0-2 (K, 3-1, BB)
4b. Jonathan Soto, C: 0-1 (F-9)
5. Wladimir Galindo, 3B-DH: 1-3 (1B, P-5, L-9, R)
6. Cole Roederer, RF: 2-2 (1B, 3B, BB, 2 R, CS)
7. Grant Fennell, LF: 1-3 (E-4, E-4, 1B, R, RBI)
8. Austin Filiere, 1B: 0-3 (4-3 DP, L-7, 4-6-3 DP)
9a. Chris Pieters, DH #2: 1-2 (1B, K, RBI)
9b. Luke Reynolds, 3B: 0-0 (BB, SB)
MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS:
1. Ryan Lawlor: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1/4 GO/AO, 43 pitches (28 strikes)
2. Peyton Remy: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 GIDP, 1/2 GO/AO, 31 pitches (20 strikes)
3. Jesus Camargo: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 19 pitches (14 strikes)
4. Eugenio Palma: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 36 pitches (24 strikes)
MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS:
SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1a. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-2 (4-3, 5-3, HBP)
1b. D. J. Artis, CF: 0-1 (K)
2. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-3 (BB, 1B, 6-4-3 DP, 6-3, 2 RBI, SB, CS)
3. Austin Upshaw, DH: 0-4 (L-8, 3-U, 6-3, K)
4a. Jonathan Sierra, RF: 0-2 (BB, 5-3, 3-1)
4b. Kevin Moreno, RF: 0-1 (6-3)
5a. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 1-3 (6-4-3 DP, 2B, F-8)
5b. Tyler Durna, 1B: 0-1 (3-U)
6a. Jake Slaughter, 3B: 0-3 (K, F-9, L-8)
6b. Luis Diaz, 3B: 1-1 (1B)
7a. Chris Singleton, LF: 0-2 (K, K)
7b. Dalton Hurd, LF: 0-2 (P-5, 6-4 FC)
8a. Eric Gonzalez, C: 1-1 (1B, BB, 2 R)
8b. Henderson Perez, C: 0-1 (K)
9a. Clayton Daniel, 2B: 2-2 (!B, 1B, R)
9b. Josue Huma, 2B: 0-1 (F-8)
SOUTH BEND PITCHERS:
1. Yovanny Cruz: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2/6 GO/AO, 57 pitches (37 strikes)
2. Faustino Carrera: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 6/4 GO/AO, 51 pitches (36 strikes)
3. Ethan Roberts: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 11 pitches (8 strikes)
SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 1
C Henderson Perez: E-2 (errant throw to 2nd base on SB allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Eric Gonzalez: 1 PO
2. Henderson Perez: 0-1 CS, 1 E (see above), 1 PB
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
bradsbeard 53 min 42 sec ago (view)
Since the deal isn't official, I wonder if the Cubs will wait until camp opens to finalize the deal and then put him on the 60 day IL as soon as it's available (assuming it's a major league deal). That doesn't really make sense in light of their luxury tax maneuvering though. If he's gonna miss a third of the season they'd probably only offer a minor league deal I guess.
Arizona Phil 3 hours 56 min ago (view)
Cory Abbott, Ben Hecht, Ryan Lawlor, and Brailyn Marquez were in a separate group on Field #3, so they may be prepping for NRIs to MLB Spring Training.
Arizona Phil 3 hours 57 min ago (view)
And Max Bain threw (long toss) at Instructs this morning, too.
Arizona Phil 3 hours 57 min ago (view)
I can positively confirm that Jerrick Suiter (1B-OF selected by Cubs from Pirates in Minor League Phase of last month';s Rule 5 Draft) is indeed being converted to a RHP. I saw him throw long-toss this morning at Instructs.
Arizona Phil 3 hours 57 min ago (view)
The Cubs have purchased the contract of LHP Adam Choplick from Southern Maryland (Atlantic League) and he has been assigned to AA Tennessee.
Choplick was the 14th round draft pick of the Texas Rangers out of the U. of Oklahoma in 2015, and he was released by the Rangers at the end of Spring Training 2019 (never got higher than AA).
I saw Choplick throw (long-toss) at Instructs this morning and he is one huge dude (6'9 250+).
crunch 5 hours 3 min ago (view)
the entire cubs offseason has been "wow, this guy was good 2-3 years ago, but didn't play or sucked in recent past."
houston finished using their trash can and the cubs are rooting around in it looking for players.
speaking of...it's taken MLB longer to figure out bryant's service time complaint than the entire astros cheating scandal.
crunch 6 hours 40 min ago (view)
"Chicago Cubs selected the contract of LHP Adam Choplick from Southern Maryland Blue Crabs."
okay. sure. congrats and good luck.
Charlie 9 hours 24 min ago (view)
Good for Nick. Good luck to him and the Reds improving his defense. That park should very much play to his offense.
Interest in Gennett is strange. If you are going to pick up a bench infielder at this point, shouldn't it be someone with SS chops?
crunch 10 hours 26 min ago (view)
nick castellanos to the reds, 4/64m...opt out after 1 year.
meanwhile, on the cubs front...
"Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports that the Cubs continue to have interest in free agent Scooter Gennett. "
Sonicwind75 14 hours 47 min ago (view)
There seemed to be a least an tacit understanding between ownership and fans during the rebuild that we as fans should support the organization when it was intentionally underspending and tanking. When it was time to be competitive, you know when the greatest core of Cubs players in my lifetime are in their prime, ownership would make the most of that window. That doesn't appear to be the case with the team shedding around $40 million in salary.
crunch 1 day 55 min ago (view)
in all honesty, the team is spending a healthy amount that i only jokingly complain about...but...it was not just fans talking about the extra perks the new revenue streams and tv contract would open. it was ownership and front office at points in the past bringing it up.
George Altman 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
What's pretty obvious is that the Cubs 2020 salary budget is $208m AAV. Whatever Theo/Jed can field with that number (existing players, trades, and/or signings). They could generate $100m from Marquee, concerts, Wrigleyville, etc and it's NOT going to translate into more $$$ for players. Very sad, frustrating, and maddening.
crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
maybe if the cubs can squeeze a 5th in-season concert at wrigley they can sign addison russell.
Charlie 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
Morosi reporting that the Reds are favorites for Castellanos. Seems like a good direction for them if they can deal with his defense in LF. They look to have the best sarting rotation in the division (or close to it) as things stand. If they can squeeze more offense out of the OF and skate by with their bullpen, they could hang reasonably close to the Cards-Brewers-Cubs pack. I'll be curious to see how much money they throw at him if they do sign him. Being younger has to get him more money than Ozuna, right?
Charlie 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
Sure would be nice to rehab a player and then have them stick around and help out the team. Fingers crossed for Souza.
Arizona Phil 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
BRADSBEARD: Unfortunately the video doesn't show how his knee looked the day after the workout, whether he can run and take BP two days in a row, if he needs to take pain meds before or after he does physical activity, and/or if he has to have his knee drained every couple of weeks.