Trevor Clifton Looking Sharp in Scottsdale

Trevor Clifton tossed four innings of one-hit shutout ball, Tyler Alamo and Ian Rice drilled RBI doubles, and Michael Wagner recorded a six-pitch save, helping the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) edge the San Jose Giants (Hi-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants) 2-1 on Field #1, and Ho-Young Son clubbed a solo home run and Eddy Julio Martinez rifled a two-run triple into the LF corner to highlight a five-run 3rd inning, as the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) and the Augusta Greenjackets (Giants Lo-A affiliate) played to a 6-6 tie on Field #2, in Cactus League Minor League game action Tuesday afternoon at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ.

In addition to the two-run triple, Martinez lined out sharply to short, lined-out sharply to center, and walked and scored in his other three PA.  

Four players were temporarily moved up from the Eugene/Mesa (Extended Spring Training) group to augment the South Bend roster, with SS Andruw Monasterio, 3B Vimael Machin, 2B Ho-Young Son, and CF Roberto Caro in the SB starting lineup, and Alberto Mineo was moved-up to the Myrtle Beach roster from Eugene/Mesa for the day, getting the start at 1st base for the Pelicans.  

Here are the abridged box scores from the two games (Cubs players only) 


FIELD #1

MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP
1. Rashad Crawford, CF: 1-4 (K, 1B, K, F-8, SB)
2. Gleyber Torres, SS: 0-4 (6-3, K, K, K)
3. Donnie Dewees, LF: 1-3 (1B+E5, P-6, BB, 3-U, SB)
4. Jeffrey Baez, CF: 1-4 (6-3, 1B, P-6, 6-3, SB)
5a. Alberto Mineo, 1B: 0-3 (K, K, 3-U) 
5b. Blake Headley, 1B: 0-1 (K)
6. Daniel Spingola, DH #1: 1-4 (K, 4-3, 1B, 5-3, R)
7. Ian Rice, DH-C: 1-3 (K, F-8, 2B, RBI)
8. Andrew Ely, 3B: 1-3 (F-7, 1B, L-8 DP, R)
9. Tyler Alamo, C-DH: 1-3 (F-8, 2B, K, RBI)
10. Sutton Whiting, 2B: 2-2 (1B, HBP, 1B, SB, PO) 

MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS
1. Trevor Clifton: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 2/6 GO/AO, 63 pitches (38 strikes) 
2. Tommy Thorpe: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GO/AO, 30 pitches (17 strikes) 
3. Zach Hedges: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 28 pitches (19 strikes) 
4. Michael Wagner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 6 pitches (5 strikes) 

MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: 1 
P Tommy Thorpe: E-1 (errant throw on pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)

MYRTLE BEACH CATCHERS DEFENSE
Tyler Alamo: 0-1 CS 


FIELD #2

SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1.  Robert Garcia, CF: 0-3 (E-5, HBP, 4-3, L-6, R, SB)
2a. P. J. Higgins, C: 0-2 (BB, FC+E5, P-4, R, RBI, CS)
2b. Erick Castillo, C: 0-1 (3-U)
3. Eddy Julio Martinez, DH #1: 1-3 (L-6, 3B, BB, L-8, R, 2 RBI)
4a. Chris Pieters, 1B: 1-3 (K, 1B, 3-1, R)
4b. Jordan Hankins, 1B: 0-1 (E-4)
5. Kevonte Mitchell, LF: 0-4 (L-8, K, 6-3, L-3)
6. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 0-2 (F-9, F-9 SF, 6-3, RBI)
7. Tyler Payne, DH #2: 1-3 (2B, P-3, K) 
8. Vimael Machin, 3B: 0-3 (4-3, E-5, F-7)
9. Ho-Young Son, 2B: 1-3 (HR, 4-6-3 DP, 5-3, R, RBI)
10. Roberto Caro, CF: 1-3 (E-4, 1B, F-7, R, SB)

SOUTH BEND PITCHERS
1. Adbert Alzolay: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP, 4/6 GO/AO, 59 pitches (36 strikes) 
2. Scott Frazier: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (9 strikes) 
3. Alexander Santana: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (17 strikes) 
4. Jared Cheek: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 28 pitches (14 strikes) 
5. John Williamson: 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 6 pitches (4 strikes) 

SOUTH BEND ERRORS: NONE

ATTENDANCE: 29 

WEATHER: Sunny and very breezy with temperatures in the 90's 

Comments

John Arguello (Cubs Den) has some great pics and notes from Monday's games (Myrtle Beach & South Bend versus the Angels Hi-A and Lo-A affiliates) at Riverview: 

link 

AZ Phil, I see that Carl Edwards is now listed on the Tenn. depth chart. Has he been moved down? Thanks.

I had to turn off Javascipt to log in here.

cubs giving a lot of regulars a day off... russell, schwarb(LF), soler(RF) the only guys of importance in the lineup. kawasaki playing 2nd today...he may make the team as the 25th man.

I just noticed issues with the site today. If anyone ever has issues or sees problems, please use the contact form and email me. Sometimes I'm not here for days and even then, I'm usually accessing an internal page most of the time.

alcohol and prison aficionado matt "i'm matt fucking bush" bush is about to come into the game for the rangers. he's scheduled to pitch 2 innings.

dude is prison cut as hell...lot of lean muscle and about 0.01% body fat. gabe kapler would be impressed. so far he's showing a fastball and a loopy slider/cutter looking thing without much velocity. his control looks decent, too.

Gameday is calling his 97 mph pitch a "slider" and a 96 mph pitch a "changeup". Guess it's spring training for Gameday also.

he works it in well to contrast his 115mph fastball.

Charting Chapman's pitches is kind of like that.

I realize it's spring training but the lack of offense from Cubs starters besides Rizzo and Montero is concerning. Almost all the offense so far has come from guys we've sent down or will send down. We really can't afford to start the season in a hole. Maybe the starters just don't care right now but I'm pretty sure hitting isn't something you can just switch on. Also maybe Soler is unhappy but he's been making a lot of mistakes on offense and defense both.

Thanks, CT Steve. All better now.