Pelicans Brief South Bend on Way to Succeed in Intrasquad Business
Shawon Dunston Jr stroked an RBI double, reached base on a bunt single, and scored two runs, Trey Martin clubbed an RBI triple, stole two bases, and scored two runs, and Gioskar Amaya reached base three times on two walks and a single, helping the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to an 8-5 victory over the South Bend Cubs in Minor League Camp intrasquad action this morning on Field #6 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park.
Frandy de la Rosa roped a triple and an RBI single and scored a run for South Bend in a losing cause.
Four pitchers threw in the game, with two starting pitchers "piggy-backing" for each squad. Of the four, Erick Leal had the worst outing, allowing five runs on eight hits (including two doubles and a triple) and a walk (plus a throwing error and a wild pitch) in just 3.2 IP.
The game was called with one out in the top of the 8th inning.
Here is the abridged box score from the game:
MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1. Gioskar Amaya, C: 1-3 (BB, 4-3, 6-3, BB, 1B)
2. Gleyber Torres, SS: 2-4 (1B, 1B, K, 6-4 FC, CS)
3. Chesny Young, 2B: 1-2 (BB, F-7, 2B, F-9 SF, R, RBI)
4. Jacob Rogers, 1B: 1-4 (K, 1B, P-5, F-7, R)
5. Shawon Dunston Jr, DH: 2-3 (K, 5-3 SH, 2B, 1B, 2 R, RBI)
6. Rashad Crawford, RF: 2-4 (L-7, 1B, P-6, 1B+E1, R, RBI)
7. Trey Martin, CF: 1-4 (E-1, K, 3B, K, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB)
8. Kevin Encarnacion, LF: 1-4 (K, K, 1B, 2-3, RBI, CS)
9. David Bote, 3B: 1-4 (5-3, F-8, E-3, 1B, R)
SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1a. Andrew Ely, SS: 0-3 (F-7, K, 6-3)
1b. Ho-Young Son, SS: 0-1 (K)
2. Charcer Burks, LF-CF: 1-4 (1-3, 1B, F-8, F-7, R)
3a. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 1-2 (F-7, 1B+E7, BB, R)
3b. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 1-1 (2B)
4. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 1-4 (P-4, 6-3, 2B, L-6, R, RBI)
5. Jesse Hodges, DH: 1-3 (1B, K+WP, BB, K, R)
6. Tanner Witt, 3B: 1-3 (1B, F-9, F-9 DP)
7. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 2-3 (L-8, 3B, 1B, R, RBI)
8. Justin Marra, 1B: 1-3 (5-3, 1B, L-6, RBI)
9a. Tyler Pearson, C: 0-2 (L-5, F-9)
9b. Jhonny Pereda, C: 0-1 (L-9)
MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS:
1. Tyler Skulina: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3/6 GO/FO, 68 pitches (46 strikes)
2. Jonathan Martinez: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/7 GO/FO, 62 pitches (40 strikes)
SOUTH BEND PITCHERS:
1. Trevor Clifton: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 3/2 GO/FO, 63 pitches (37 strikes)
2. Erick Leal:3.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3/5 GO/FO, 58 pitches (38 strikes)
MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: 2
1. LF Kevin Encarnacion - E-7 (fielding error on ground single to left allowed batter-runner to advance an extra base)
2. C Gioskar Amaya - E-2 (overthrow at 1st base on K+WP allowed batter to advance to 2nd base)
SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 3
1. P Trevor Clifton - E-1 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. 1B Justin Marra - E-3 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
3. P Erick Leal - E-1 (overthrow at 1st base on bunt single allowed batter to advance to 2nd base)
MYRTLE BEACH CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Gioskar Amaya; 1 E (see above)
SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Tyler Pearson: 2-4 CS, 2 PB
2. Jhonny Pereda: 1 PB
MYRTLE BEACH OUTFIELD ASSIST:
RF Rashad Crawford - threw out baserunner (Kevonte Mitchell) 9-2 trying to score from 3rd base on fly ball to right
WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 80's
crunch 37 min 39 sec ago (view)
"Jeff Passan of ESPN writes that the players and league agreed that the 2020 season won't start until "there are no bans on mass gatherings that limit the ability to play in front of fans, there are no travel restrictions and medical experts determine games will not pose a risk to health of teams and fans." Passan does add that the two sides "will consider the feasibility of playing in empty stadiums" and also at neutral sites.
crunch 6 hours 28 min ago (view)
i miss baseball. it could happen in june...it may happen in late may...it might not happen either way.
there's so many things getting messed up right now i would get lost making a list. there's some college guys making a serious "okay, we need to look at that guy" push that's dead. former cubs draft pick russell smith (2017, LHP highschool) took last season off for injury (TCU college) and returned with a low 90s fastball, impressive control, and a MLB-quality changeup. his "comeback" was 4 games and done thanks to this current situation...
JustSayin' 8 hours 56 min ago (view)
COVID 19 + a short draft + Manfred's obsessive drive to shrink the minor leagues will change baseball forever. It WAS still America's grass roots sport. Where I live, from June through August, you could see a quality live game any day of the week, within an hour's drive. I believe that era is over. What's going on will have ripple effects, contracting serious college ball, college summer leagues and independent pro ball just as much as the MiLB systems. With those changes, some of the game's charm will also go. I've seen a kid from Cape Cod play in the Ca
crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
fyi for anyone who bought MLB.tv
for "some reason" getting a cancel+refund via phone is like pulling teeth, but if you contact them via a webpage contact request many people are getting a cancel+refund confirmation within an hour or 2...
bradsbeard 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
I imagine because the new labor agreement freezes rosters as of whenever the agreement is approved by the owners and it might affect what those guys are paid under the agreement.
Hagsag 1 day 16 hours ago (view)
AZ Phil. what was the reason that a whole bunch of teams optioned or assigned players to the minor leagues yesterday on March 26 ? Thanks.
Arizona Phil 1 day 19 hours ago (view)
jdrnym: Ordinarily, players on an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) who are on Optional Assignment to the minors do not accrue MLB Service Time, are paid at the minor league rate rather than at the MLB rate if the player has a "split" contract, and if the player gets hurt or becomes sick after being optioned, he can be placed on a minor league IL instead of on an MLB IL (so that he cannot accrue MLB Service Time or be paid at the MLB rate while he is on the IL). Also, a player who is optioned to the minors for at least 20 days will burn an option year.
jdrnym 2 days 8 hours ago (view)
AZPhil, what are the technical ramifications of optioning/not optioning guys during this period of no baseball? Seems like some teams are more eager than others to trim their roster down.
crunch 3 days 12 hours ago (view)
"Major League Baseball has agreed with the MLBPA to grant a full year of service time to players in 2020 regardless of how many games the schedule includes.
Rosenthal adds, however, that the two sides have agreed to "table discussions" on how much service time the players would receive if the worst-case scenario plays out and the 2020 season has to be canceled entirely due to the coronavirus pandemic."
bradsbeard 5 days 6 hours ago (view)
This one has me scratching my head too. Surely they knew Lakins would have a hard time clearing waivers. Hate to just lose Pereda like that. Feels like they gave up more for Lakins than for Sadler, and I'm guessing Sadler might have been slightly more likely to clear waivers since he's out of options.
Arizona Phil 5 days 6 hours ago (view)
I think the most puzzling aspect to the Travis Lakins Caper is that the only plausible reason for the Cubs to have struck a pre-emptive trade with the Red Sox instead of waiting and hoping to win a waiver claim is that the Cubs believed that another club with a better waiver claim priority would almost certainly claim him. So to ensure that they would be able to acquire Lakins, the Cubs must have offered the Red Sox something more than the $50,000 waiver price, otherwise there would have been no point in the Red Sox agreeing to the deal.
crunch 5 days 9 hours ago (view)
RedSox acquire catcher Jhonny Pereda from the #Cubs, completing the January 21 trade for RHP Travis Lakins
...cubs lost lakins on waivers to BAL, btw
erich081 5 days 22 hours ago (view)
I wore my Rick Wilkins #2 shirsey today and kept thinking real baseball was only a week away. And then I remembered this weird alternate reality we've seemed to have slipped into. Hope everyone stays healthy and safe.
Hagsag 6 days 2 hours ago (view)
I am installing a padded room to sit in until this hell is over.
Charlie 6 days 7 hours ago (view)
Watched it yesterday with my girlfriend and while Skyping my dad. It was fun to give her running commentary since she's only been a Cubs fan for the last five years.
crunch 1 week 23 min ago (view)
MLB is sidestepping this "to the surface" pushing issue by choosing to "finacially support" minor league players according to a press release from a couple days ago. minor league pay has been a recent source of embarrassment for MLB...
i have no idea how robust this assistant will be, but anything less than 100% for most players (no matter the source) would be a disservice to future of the game.