Pelicans Don't Know the Way to Beat San Jose
Michael Santos tossed three innings of shutout ball and Rodney Price blasted a two run HR, as the Augusta GreenJackets (SF Giants Lo-A affiliate) edged the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) 4-3 on Field #5, and Randy Ortiz and Steven Neff (ex-LHP) belted two run triples and Ryder Jones hammered a two-run double, leading the San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants Hi-A affiliate) to an 8-5 victory over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) on Field #6, in Cactus League Minor League game action this afternoon at Mesa Cubtown at Riverview Park.
21-year old RHP James Norwood (Cubs 2014 7th round draft pick - Saint Louis University) got the start for South Bend and threw four innings of two-hit shutout ball, retiring the last eleven men he faced. Justin Marra drilled a two-run triple and a single for the South Bend squad, and Jacob Rogers drove-in three runs with an RBI double and two-run HR for the Myrtle Beach squad.
Prior to the games on Fields 5 & 6, RHPs Austin Reed (2014 TJS) and Jesus Castillo squared-off in a two-inning "sim" game on Field #4.
Here is the abridged box scores from the two games (Cubs players only):
SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1. Charcer Burks, CF: 0-4 (5-3, 3-6 FC, L-7, 6-3)
2a. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-3 (6-3, 3-U, K)
2b. Tanner Witt, 2B: 0-0 (BB, SB)
3. Kevonte Mitchell, LF: 1-4 (F-9, 1B, 6-3, K, R, 2 SB)
4a. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 0-1 (5-3, BB, SB, CS)
4b. Shamil Ubiera, RF: 0-1 (BB, 4-3, R)
5a. Jesse Hodges, 3B: 1-3 (1B, F-9, F-8, SB)
5b. Adonis Paula, 3B: 0-1 (F-9)
6. Tyler Alamo, 1B: 0-3 (K, 6-3, L-8, BB)
7. Ho-Young Son, SS: 0-3 (K, K, BB, 4-3, R)
8. Justin Marra, DH: 2-4 (1B, 3-U, 3B, 4-3, 2 RBI)
9a. Tyler Pearson, C: 0-2 (K, 4-3)
9b. Miguel Rico, C: 0-1 (6-3)
SOUTH BEND PITCHERS:
1. James Norwood: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 5/3 GO/FO, 62 pitches (39 strikes)
2. Brad Markey: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 1/0 GO/FO, 23 pitches (17 strikes)
3. Dillon Maples: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 2/0 GO/FO, 22 pitches (9 strikes)
4. Daniel Lewis: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 16 pitches (8 strikes)
5. Tanner Griggs: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3/1 GO/FO,
SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 1
1B Tyler Alamo - E-3 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Tyler Pearson: 0-1 CS
2. Miguel Rico: 2-3 CS
SOUTH BEND OUTFIELD DEFENSE:
LF Kevonte Mitchell - threw out baserunner 7-2 trying score on ground single to left
MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1a. Gioskar Amaya, C:1-3 (2B, E-4, K, R, SB)
1a. Varonex Cuevas, SS: 0-2 (K, 4-3)
2a. Gleyber Torres, SS: 0-2 (BB, 4-3, 1-3)
2b. Eric Gonzalez: 0-1 (K, 1B)
3. Chesny Young, 2B: 0-5 (6-4 FC, 4-3, E-4, 6-3, L-9, SB)
4a. Mark Zagunis, LF: 1-2 (K, 1B, R)
4b. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 0-2 (1-3, BB, 4-3, R)
5. Jacob Rogers, 1B: 2-4 (K, 2B, K, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI)
6. Shawon Dunston Jr, DH: 0-4 (K, 4-3, K, 5-3)
7. Yasiel Balaguert, RF: 1-2 (HBP, BB, 1B, F-9)
8. Rashad Crawford, CF: 2-4 (6-3 DP, 1B, F-9, 2B, RBI)
9. David Bote, 3B: 1-4 (K, F-9, K, 1B)
MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS:
1. Jake Stinnett: 4 IP, 4 H, 5 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HBP, 1/4 GO/FO, 63 pitches (40 strikes)
2. James Pugliese: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 23 pitches (17 strikes)
3. Jordan Minch: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 0/1 GO/FO, 12 pitches (7 strikes)
4. Trevor Graham: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 15 pitches (9 strikes)
5. Tommy Thorpe: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 24 pitches (16 strikes)
MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: 1
CF Rashad Crawford - E-8 (dropped pop fly in CF allowed batter to reach base safely)
MYRTLE BEACH CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Gioskar Amaya: 1-1 CS, 1 PB
2. Eric Gonzalez: 0-1 CS, 1 PB
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
Jackstraw 9 hours 26 min ago (view)
Don't let short-term market fluctuations diminsh your enthusiasm for a great long-term investment.
crunch 11 hours 37 min ago (view)
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Cubster 12 hours 30 min ago (view)
COVID positive: LeMahieu NYY; Sano MIN; S Perez KC.
crunch 14 hours 22 min ago (view)
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Cubster 14 hours 50 min ago (view)
Wittenmeyer tweet: Hendricks and Darvish combine for 4 Ks in a pair of scoreless half-innings.
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crunch 16 hours 32 min ago (view)
2020 schedule to be announced monday (tentative).
crunch 16 hours 34 min ago (view)
d.price (LAD) to sit out the season.
LAD isn't going to get d.price at all in 2020 and they got m.betts for 60-ish games until he's a FA. ow. that duo cost them jeter downs, alex verdugo, and connor wong.
Dolorous Jon Lester 23 hours 56 min ago (view)
I acquired Trout over the winter in a keeper league. Not feeling too great about that either.
Hagsag 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
Andrew Cashner still hasn't signed with anyone. Could be useful.
crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
the cleveland indians have released a statement that they are open for dialogue about the future of the team's name.
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crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
Q coming back in 4-6 weeks will be like a mid-season trade! sigh...
but yeah, they should be good in-house with expanded rosters unless they get slammed by IL stuff.
crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
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Arizona Phil 1 day 15 hours ago (view)
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crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)
the cubs were searching car seats for coins to sign the scraps they managed to get this offseason. i imagine doing everything "in house" might be on the table.
the ricketts will need all the money they can spare to dump into GOP elections, too. priorities. btw, yes the family has been dumping 100s of thousand (to the tune of millions combined) over the past few months into state elections in areas they don't live in. wisconsin, nevada, new york, georgia, etc...millions...many millions of dollars all over the country.
Arizona Phil 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
jdrnym: Once the MLB regular season starts, the "Practice Squad" will be a sub-group of the Club Player Pool, as will be the MLB Active List roster and the various MLB injured lists.
jdrnym 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
All makes sense, but I think there is one important point of clarification in there -- are you using "practice squad" and "Club Player Pool" interchangeably? If so, I understood the first sentence of your third-to-last paragraph above to mean that Mills/Sadler/Underwood could be outrighted and still be in the Pool, therefore retaining their eligibility to re-selected to the major league active roster later in the season.