Cease Fires Gas to Extinguish Blaze

Dylan Cease struck out six in two innings and combined with five other Cubs pitchers to fan 17 batters, Jose Paniagua belted a three-run home run and a triple, Isaac Paredes slammed a solo home run and walked twice, Yohan Matos drilled an RBI double, walked twice, stole a base, and scored a run, and Adonis Paula hammered a two-run HR, helping Eugene/Mesa (the Cubs Extended Spring Training group) to a 9-3 victory over the Langley Blaze in Minor League Camp game action Tuesday morning on Field #3 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

The game was extended an extra inning to allow all the Cubs pitchers who were scheduled to throw to get their work. 

A member of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League (BCPBL), the Blaze are one of the top amateur baseball clubs in Canada. Notable alumni include Brett Lawrie and Scott Mathieson, as well as ex-Cub minor leaguer Wes Darvill. 

The Blaze are on a ten-day Arizona Spring Training Trip, where they are playing minor league teams, and college and high school teams. The Blaze are scheduled to play one or two (and sometimes even three!) games per day, including morning games, afternoon games, night games, doubleheaders, and split squad games, so the Canadian lads (age 15-18) are playing a LOT of baseball in the Valley of the Sun.

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 

EUGENE/MESA LINEUP
1a. Luis Ayala, CF: 0-2 (BB, 3-6 FC, K, 2 R, SB) 
1b. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-1 (HR, R, 2 RBI) 
2. Isaac Paredes, SS: 1-2 (BB, BB, HR, 5-3, 2 R, RBI)
3. Kwang-Min Kwon, RF: 0-3 (P-5, BB, K, 2-U)
4. Wladimir Galindo, 3B-DH: 0-3 (E9-SF, F-7, K, K, RBI)
5. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 2-4 (HR, 3B, K, P-4, 2 R, 3 RBI)
6a. Yohan Matos, DH #1: 1-1 (BB, 2B, BB, R, RBI, SB)
6b. Miguel Amaya, C: 0-0 (BB)
7b. Eric Gonzalez, DH-C: 0-1 (BB, F-7) 
7b. Gustavo Polanco, PH-DH: 1-2 (5-3, 2B) 
8. Donnie Cimino, LF: 0-3 (K, HBP, K, P-1 DP)
9. Edgar Rondon, 2B: 1-3 (K, 1B, F-8, RBI)
10. Jhonny Pereda, C-DH: 2-3 (1B, 6-4-3 DP, 1B)
11. Michael Foster, DH-CF: 1-3 (P-6, 5-3, 1B, R)

EUGENE/MESA PITCHERS
1. Dylan Cease: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 38 pitches (22 strikes) 
2. Bryan Hudson: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (15 strikes) 
3. Junior Marte: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 2/2 GO/AO, 29 pitches (20 strikes)
4. Pedro Silverio: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 21 pitches (12 strikes)
5. Jose Albertos : 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 20 pitches (11 strikes)
6. Javier Assad: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 18 pitches (13 strikes)

EUGENE/MESA ERRORS: 1 
3B Wladimir Galindo: E-5 (two-base throwing error allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely)

EUGENE/MESA CATCHERS DEFENSE
Eric Gonzalez: 0-1 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 24 
  
WEATHER: Sunny & very breezy with temperatures in the 80's 


 

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I don't care who's batting, 6 K's in 2 innings is impressive.

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  • Cubster 4 hours 40 min ago (view)

    per Tribune: Kimbrel's OK, just working on his changeup (formerly his fastball).

     

  • Arizona Phil 16 hours 59 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have released RHRP (and their erstwhile closer) Brandon Morrow. There is no indication that they plan to re-sign him to another (different) 2020 minor league contract without the Article XX-B $100K retention bonus provision (as happened with Jason Kipnis last week).  

     

  • crunch 20 hours 26 min ago (view)

    rizzo takes another day off (lower back).  ross says the club is "exercising caution."

    klye ryan is expected to join the team tomorrow after some mysterious holdup.

     

  • Ryno 21 hours 3 min ago (view)

    Has anyone seen Darvish's pitch "The Supreme"?  Isn't it just a sinker?

     

  • Ryno 21 hours 11 min ago (view)

    In other words:  This lineup sucks.

     

  • Arizona Phil 21 hours 28 min ago (view)

    Jason Kipnis was released on June 29th and then he was re-signed to a new (different) 2020 minor league contract that does not require a $100K retention bonus if he is not added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 2020 MLB Opening Day (7/23).  

    Brandon Morrow remains on his original 2020 minor league contract which pays him a $100K retention bonus if he is not released by 7/18 or added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 7/23. 

     

  • Eric S 21 hours 33 min ago (view)

    There is that re Kimbrel - at worst, just another year on the books.

     July 1st is Bobby Bonilla Day - the day that check is cut and paid annually. 

     

  • Cubster 21 hours 39 min ago (view)

    On the bright side regarding Kimbrel. It doesn't have the lasting bad side as the Mets arrangement with Bobby Bonilla. Unless they want to re-negotiate Kimbrel's terms.

     

  • Eric S 23 hours 6 min ago (view)

    Yep

    Watching the last night's highlight clip was not encouraging either as discussed here:  https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2020/07/08/craig-kimbrels-intrasquad-performance-is-a-reminder-of-the-concerns-that-already-existed/

     

  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    i still can't believe this front office paid anyone 16m a year to throw 60-70ip...

     

  • Eric S 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    Unfortunately, Kimbrel in Cub mid season form as well, giving up a two out, two run oppo homer to Willson. 

    Kimbrel Cub stats which I tried to bury but were dug up again: gave up a career high 9 home runs in only 20 2/3 inning, averaged a career high 9.1 hits allowed per 9 innings and served up a 6.53 ERA for his troubles. And no full spring training build up period again.  Still hopeful he's got something left in the tank this year and next but man, he's got my full attention going into the season

     

  • BobbyD 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    Hmm. Never thought about it that way. Maybe it is a very stable genius? 

     

  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    maybe he's hoping it'll be bad enough to flip the population odometer over to 0 after humanity is wiped from the planet.  let's give him more time to see if he's right before we get too down on him.

     

  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    "Shohei Ohtani threw just 15 of his 50 pitches for strikes in an intrasquad game Tuesday.  Trent Rush had him at eight walks, a hit by pitch and six wild pitches before he was shut down for a day. "

    ow.

     

  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    anthony rizzo is in mid-season form.

    he sat out today with lower back tightness.

     

  • BobbyD 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    Well, back in February (I think; that was about 17 years ago now), our diaper staining commander in his own mind declared we had 15 cases in the U.S. and that would quickly go to zero. 130k dead and rapidly rising now 4 months later I still have brain dead neighbors in SoCal saying if Biden gets elected we're screwed. I wonder what they think screwed looks like.