Smokies Drop BayBears, But Aces Trump I-Cubs at Riverview
Jake Hannemann ripped an RBI triple and a single, walked, and scored a run, and Jeimer Candelario stroked a single and a solo home run and drove-in another run with a 3-1 GO, leading the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) to a 6-4 victory over the Mobile BayBears (Arizona Diamondbacks AA affiliate) on Field #5, and Justin Marks tossed four shutout innings with six strikeouts, and Danny Worth and Peter O'Brien blasted solo home runs, as the Reno Aces (D'backs AAA affiliate) rallied to edge the Iowa Cubs (AAA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) 5-4 on Field #6, in Cactus League minor league game action this afternoon at Mesa Cubtown at Riverview Park.
Brandon Drury belted an RBI double and a two-run inside-the-park HR for Mobile in a losing cause.
In Cubs Spring Training roster news, NRI catcher (and 2014 #1 draft pick) Kyle Schwarber has been sent to Minor League Camp. He has been initially assigned to the Iowa squad (subject to change) and in fact was in the I-Cubs starting lineup as a DH this afternoon (he went 2-4 with two singles).
Also, Cubs 2012 5th round draft pick LHP Anthony Prieto (Americas HS - El Paso, TX) has retired. The 21-year old Prieto underwent Tommy John Surgery last season, and he was far enough along in his rehab that he was able to throw an inning against the Ontario Nationals (Canadian amateur team) this past Monday. But he needed 29 pitches to get through the inning, throwing more balls than strikes and walking the bases loaded, before evenually retiring the side.
Prieto is the second Cub draft pick from the 2012 class to retire in the last couple of months, with 2012 6th round pick RHP Trey Lang (Gateway CC) having retired prior to the start of Minor League Camp. Lang had major command issues throughout his pro career and had been unable to escape Extended Spring Training and short-season ball.
Here are the abridged box scores from the two games played today at Riverview Park (Cubs players only):
1. Jake Hannemann, DH #1: 2-3 (1B, F-8, BB, 3B, R, RBI)
2a. Victor Caratini, C: 1-2 (1B, F-8)
2b. Ben Carhart, C: 0-2 (4-6 FC, 6-3)
3. Jeimer Candelario, 3B: 2-4 (6-4-3 DP, HR, 3-1, 1B, R, 2 RBI)
4. Bijan Rademacher, RF: 0-4 (F-7, F-9, K, L-8)
5. Dustin Geiger, 1B: 1-4 (K, 4-3, K, 1B)
6. Pin-Chieh Chen, CF: 0-3 (P-6, BB, K, 3-U, R)
7a. Wes Darvill, 2B-SS: 1-3 (F-9, 3B, 4-3, R, RBI)
7b. Miguel Rico, PH: 0-1 (6-3)
8. Tim Saunders, SS-DH: 1-2 (K, F-8 SF, 1B, R, RBI, SB)
9. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 0-3 (K, 4-3, K)
10. Danny Lockhart, DH-2B: 1-3 (5-3, 1B, F-7, R)
1. Daury Torrez: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 1/8 GO/FO, 60 pitches (47 strikes)
2. Justin Amlung: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 PO, 1/1 GO/FO, 35 pitches (21 strikes)
3. Gerardo Concepcion: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 11 pitches (7 strikes)
4. Jose Rosario: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 15 pitches (8 strikes)
5. Zach Cates: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 6 pitches (6 strikes)
TENNESSEE ERRORS: NONE
TENNESSEE CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Victor Caratini: 0-3 CS
1a. John Andreoli, CF: 1-3 (1B, K, 6-3)
1b. Kevin Brown, RF: 0-1 P-4)
2. Stephen Bruno, 2B: 1-3 (4-6 FC, BB, 1B, 4-3, R)
3. Kyle Schwarber, DH #1: 2-4 (K, 1B, 1B, F-8)
4. Dan Vogelbach, 1B: 0-3 (K, K, F-8 SF, E-4, RBI)
5. Rafael Lopez, C: 1-4 (4-3, 1B, 4-3,6-3 DP, R)
6. Christian Villanueva, 3B: 0-2 (K, BB, 1-3)
7. Rubi Silva, RF-CF: 0-3 (K, 406 FC, 1-3, R)
8. Elliot Soto, DH #2: 2-3 (1B, 1B, 6-3, RBI)
9. Jonathon Mota, SS: 0-2 (4-3, BB, E-9, R)
10. Jae-Hoon Ha, LF: 1-2 (4-3, F-8 SF, 2B, 2 RBI)
11a. Taylor Davis, DH #3: 0-2 (P-4, 6-3)
11b. Ryan Dent, PH: 0-1 (K)
1. Corey Black: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 57 pitches (33 strikes)
2. Carlos Pimentel: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR, 2/6 GO/FO, 59 pitches (34 strikes)
3. C. J. Edwards: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 29 pitches (12 strikes)
4. Hunter Cervenka: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GO/FO, 7 pitches (5 strikes)
IOWA ERRORS: 1
2B Stephen Bruno - E-4 (throwing error on infield single allowed batter & baserunners to advance an extra base)
IOWA CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Rafael Lopez: 3-6 CS
WEATHER: Sunny and a bit breezy with temperatures in the 80's
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 39 min ago (view)
Lame. He was intriguing
crunch 7 hours 48 min ago (view)
cubs release matt dermody...he's heading to japan.
Cubster 17 hours 2 min ago (view)
and they are including amusement tax, healthcare costs (Doc Adams doesn't come cheap!), social security and political donations to the City and the Governor of Nebraska.
bradsbeard 17 hours 27 min ago (view)
It all depends what you count as "payroll." If you include the $11M in Lester and Descalso's buyouts plus the $3M sent in the Darvish trade you get to somewhere like $145M. If you include the $15M in estimated share of player benefits, you get to $160M. I think that last year, including player benefits, they were slated to be up around $205M for MLB payroll before the pandemic.
crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
not sure, but i think it's around 130-135m right now even with bryant/baez/contreras still on board...including the 3m to set darvish free and other random $$ expenses on the roster.
tack on another 3-4m for happ when that gets settled....plus other odds/ends that have a chance to make the roster (s.miller, a.morgan, j.holder, etc) and other pre-arbitration guys...
cubs still need someone to back up contreras (if he sticks around, which i wouldn't be surprised to see him stick around)...not sure if taylor gushue is gonna be that guy and m.amaya is too young.
George Altman 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
Seriously, what's the 2021 payroll number? Currently at approximately $165M and after they trade Bryant, Baez, & Contreras - $130M. Is that it, $135-140M.
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
Q to the angels...supposedly 1/8m
crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)
pete ricketts (the governor of Nebraska ricketts) is a key part of an anti-gambling Nebraska group called "Gambling With The Good Life" that actively lobbied their open legislature...including a speech by pete...to keep gambling illegal in Nebraska.
he last spoke for the group to the state government in-session 3 months ago.
...it's also worth mentioning all of this is separate from the Draft Kings/Wrigley Field deal that flew under the radar toward the end of the season that will put a sportsbook directly in wrigley field, itself.
Charlie 1 day 13 hours ago (view)
Of all the things, why does this most make me want to punch
Cubster 1 day 19 hours ago (view)
I thought the Cubs had lost a rising star in Porter, seems the just got lucky with him leaving the organization.
crunch 2 days 2 hours ago (view)
jared porter...damn dude...mets gm, ex cubs director of scouting...
crunch 2 days 6 hours ago (view)
cubs freeing up that chatwood + lester loot sure did help...wait...sigh.
Cubster 2 days 6 hours ago (view)
Plus Chatwood signing w Bluejays is done.
crunch 2 days 7 hours ago (view)
...and done. 1 year deal with a mutual option.
Cubster 2 days 8 hours ago (view)
Dolorous in discussions with the Washington Schwarbs.