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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  • crunch 2 hours 2 sec ago (view)

    minor league baseball has to provide housing for minor leaguers starting 2022 (paid for by MLB parent clubs).  this is HUGE news and will make it possible for guys to stick around longer without having to quit the game just to earn a basic living.  for minor league players working in expensive housing markets this is a life saver.

    activist players from the OAK and LAA minor league teams as well as minor league player labor advocacy organizations were a huge part of making this happen.  good work.

     

  • bradsbeard 5 hours 42 min ago (view)

    Did you have any occasion to observe Pedro Ramirez? Not sure if he got into any games or not (now that I think of it, you wrote up at least one game he played in). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 10 hours 56 min ago (view)

    azbobbop: Certainly LHSPs Drew Gray and Luke Little have emerged as legit significant high-end SP prospects. RHSP Luis Devers has probably displaced Koen Moreno as the top "pitchability" SP prospect in the lower levels of the Cubs system. Tyler Schlaffer (another "pitchability" guy) also had an impressive Instructs, although Devers is a better SP prospect because he has a solid three-pitch mix and knows how to use it, while Schlaffer has just the 92-94 FB & CV (although both are solid offerngs) and isn't as polished as Devers is.

     

  • Hagsag 17 hours 5 min ago (view)

    This is the first time I have heard about the four month program in November. 

     

  • azbobbop 23 hours 46 min ago (view)

    Phil, now that instructional scare finished, which players impressed you the most and who are disappointments.

     

  • tim815 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    Cool. Should help his trade value if the bat plays.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    TIM: Peter Matt looks very comfortable at 3B. He is a classic "four-corner" guy (1B-3B-LF-RF). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    KKvG: I strongly suspect Koen Moreno's outing was more about getting out on the mound and throwing in a game than anything. He did get several swings & misses from his CH (which is a plus-pitch), and he uses his low 90's FB to set-up the CH.

    I didn't see any breaking balls, although it's possible I might have mistaken a CH for one.

    Koen Moreno is what scouts call a "pitchability" guy. Nothing wrong with that, BTW. MLB starting rotations are full of pitchers like that.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    Childersb3: Not much bat speed. Just "lug-power." I actually like Matt Mervis better. 

     

  • Hagsag 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    Thanks wrigley rat.

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    HAGSAG - Not Phil, but I think this info was from him in the past:

    RHP/OF (signed as a two-way player - seems to be sticking with hitting for now), R/R, 5'11 180, Age 18, SPAIN

     

  • Childersb3 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    AzP,

    Does Bryce Ball have any real bat speed, or is he just a big guy that waves at the ball and makes contact 1of5 times?

     

  • Hagsag 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    Phil, tell me about Frank Fernandez.

     

  • tim815 2 days 43 min ago (view)

    If Matt is "not horrible" at third, that could be useful.

     

  • crunch 3 days 57 min ago (view)

    bonds got a standing-O after being introduced between innings at LAD @ SF.

    as he sat down, dude looked extremely genuinely happy to hear the park errupt in cheers for him again.

    it's not his first time back, nor his first set of cheers, but the park is packed and loud.

     

  • Cubster 4 days 12 min ago (view)

    Jed's GM search wrapping up, and the winner is: (Athletic write up): 37 yr old "Carter Hawkins, Cleveland assistant general manager, deals with all aspects of baseball operations in a front office admired for its stability, creativity in turning over the roster and ability to keep churning out pitchers.