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): 

FIELD #1 

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
NONE 

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FIELD #2 

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 

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ATTENDANCE: 28 

WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 80's 

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Comments

Do you think Roederer opens the season at SB?

BRADSBEARD: Cole Roederer has had an impressive week at Minor League Camp and with the MLB club as well, but I think the most-likely scenario is that he stays in Mesa at EXST April-June, is assigned to Eugene on NWL Opening Day, and then (if all goes well at Eugene) gets a promotion to South Bend in mid-July or August, and then gets assigned to the AFL post-2019, and then (best case scenario) - POSSIBLY - gets to AA sometime in 2020 (although Myrtle Beach would be a lot more-likely for Opening Day 2020). And again, that's only if he continues to progress without any backsteps or setbacks.   

Thanks to PHIL and the ASS.

On another topic - looks like J-Hey is in mid-season form at the plate in camp.

ichiro goes 0/4 in his farewell game...it's been an interesting run for a guy who didn't get here til he was 27.

3089 hits...509 sb...350+ ob%...10 GG...1 MVP

M's win over the A's in 12 innings...

Ken Rosenthal‏ @Ken_Rosenthal

Eloy Jimenez deal with #whitesox is six years, $43M with two club options, but in his camp’s view, he effectively is giving up only one free-agent year. Without deal, he would have started season in AAA and stayed down until at least point when CWS would gain seven years control.

...speaking of extensions...looks like goldschmidt/cards are going to be a long-term pain the cubs ass sometime soon.

Hard to root against Goldschmidt. I remember wishing Pujols would stop being so good with the Cards. But the Cubs are now in a place where I just expect them to be better than their opposition.

MIL closer (but not their best reliever) c.knebel has gone from "tired arm" to "elbow might be a little bit torn up"

unfortunately, they've been linked to c.kimbrel lately...hopefully that doesn't happen.

5 days in a row of televised cubs games coming up (including the BOS series to end ST for the cubs)

for those that don't have mlb.tv or a cable/satelite streaming account, the Mon/Tues games vs BOS are free to stream.

Here's hoping I can actually watch some spring training games (probably while doing some light paper work).

baez finally hit a HR...

Radio crew was impressed - dead center too. Good time to get heated up. 

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  • 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)

    http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?cid=609&sid=milb

    Blue and Red DSL instructs rosters. No Brayan Altuve.

    http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?cid=2270&sid=...

     

  • 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?