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 13 hours 22 min ago (view)

    at least...

     

  • Charlie 14 hours 16 min ago (view)

    Lester pitched 35 innings today.

     

  • crunch 16 hours 56 min ago (view)

    2019...cubs fan...being thankful heyward and chatwood are around...wtf...

     

  • Eric S 17 hours 42 min ago (view)

    Like having a 5-1 lead going into the ninth?

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 38 min ago (view)

    With our vaunted late inning tandem of Tyler Chatwood and Rowan Wick!

    Who would have thought?

     

  • Jackstraw 18 hours 39 min ago (view)

    Cubs 1-10 with RISP in the series.  Left lots of ducks on the pond.  Could take some of the pressure off the pen.

     

  • Jackstraw 18 hours 40 min ago (view)

    You could hit your thumb with a hammer.  Or take a big bite of wayyyy too hot pizza.  Just sayin.

     

  • Eric S 18 hours 44 min ago (view)

    I’m a little surprised and confused that Bote wasn’t in the infield in the ninth? Wth - need that one out boot to complete my day

     

  • crunch 18 hours 45 min ago (view)

    cubs win!  about time.

     

  • Eric S 18 hours 54 min ago (view)

    Cubs have to scratch mightily to get two runs against the mighty second half buccos

     

  • crunch 19 hours 25 min ago (view)

    K, diving catch by happ for an out, HBP to load the bases, ground out

    phew.

    PIT has loaded the bases 3 times in this game.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 34 min ago (view)

    ...and we're doing more 0 out, men on base stuff...

    2 on, 0 outs...up to 103 pitches and lester's day is done.

    bullpen time.  oh. boy.  neat.

    chatwood in.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 47 min ago (view)

    bryant has not forgotten how to hit homers.

    sweeeeeeeet.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 50 min ago (view)

    2 on, 0 out, and also gets out of that.

    btw, bryant has forgotten how to play 3rd base the past 2 innings...da hell...

     

  • crunch 20 hours 4 min ago (view)

    no one scores!  hell yeah.  phew.

     

  • crunch 20 hours 10 min ago (view)

    walking the pitcher to load the bases with 0 outs.

    this cubbery is thicker than the humidity.