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"
KingKongvsGodzilla 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
AZPhil, thank you for these updates! It's a nice little pick me up during this dumb year. If you have anything to say on Yohendrick Pinango, Joel Machado, Rafael Morel, or Richard Gallardo, I would love to hear it! Thanks again!
crunch 1 day 18 hours ago (view)
jim hickey new nats pitching coach.
bradsbeard 2 days 13 hours ago (view)
Several non-prospects ate up spots as well. Ultimately wish they had given a few more Rivas types a shot there.
tim815 2 days 14 hours ago (view)
Only 60 spots in SB. Others benefited more from the time.
crunch 2 days 17 hours ago (view)
not phil, but i think everyone is holding off on his potential ceiling until he gains enough weight to not look like someone you want to buy a sandwich every time you see him.
big upside if his skills can strengthen as he builds his body.
too early for a solid comp, but i wouldn't feel uncomfortable throwing ian happ's name around (bit better arm than happ, though).
bradsbeard 2 days 18 hours ago (view)
Me too. Thought it was weird he wasn't in South Bend at all.
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 23 hours ago (view)
I am very, very intrigued by Rivas. If the DH is unfortunately here to stay, he's a prime candidate for that and give Rizzo a day off 1B here and there. If no DH, hopefully he is a passable OF. Big believer in his hitting ability
Hagsag 3 days 2 hours ago (view)
Phil, do you think Chris Morel is the real deal?
tim815 3 days 15 hours ago (view)
Blue and Red DSL instructs rosters. No Brayan Altuve.
crunch 3 days 18 hours ago (view)
yup, they're gonna try. starts in about a month.
Hagsag 4 days 1 hour ago (view)
Has it been announced whether there will be a DR winter league this winter?
tim815 4 days 7 hours ago (view)
That's as good of news as we'll get for awhile.
Arizona Phil 4 days 10 hours ago (view)
TIM: If nothing else, signing a boatload of IFA (35) in the 2019-20 ISP is a pretty good indicator that the Cubs fully intend to run two DSL teams into the forseeable future.
tim815 4 days 10 hours ago (view)
Of the 11 new guys, I'm leaning on Marino Sandy and Jerry Torres to be the most likely to reach full-season ball or get traded
Arizona Phil 4 days 12 hours ago (view)
OF Ian Miller (outrighted to the minors on 9/3) elected free-agency just prior to the 10/15 deadline, and the Cubs have signed RHRP Juan Gamez (who they released on 9/9) to a 2021 minor league contract.
bigsky33 5 days 17 hours ago (view)
Phil, were you watching from outside the stadium?