Four-Run 7th Lifts South Bend Cubs Past Bees at Diablo

P. J. Higgins grounded an RBI single through the 3.5 hole to plate the first run of the inning and Ho-Young Son followed with a bases-loaded triple into the left-centerfield gap to score three more, as the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) rallied for four runs in the 7th and defeated the Burlington Bees (Los Angeles Angels Lo-A affiliate) 7-4 on Field #4, and Brendan Sanger and Hutton Moyer belted back-to-back RBI triples to highlight a three-run 3rd and RHSP Tyler Carpenter hurled four innings of shutout ball, as the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels Hi-A affiliate) defeated the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) 5-3 on Field #7, in Cactus League Minor League game action Friday afternoon at the Diablo Stadium Complex in Tempe, AZ.   

Besides the four-run rally in the 7th, Carlos Sepulveda doubled twice and scored a run and Kevonte Mitchell belted an RBI triple, walked, and cut-down a baserunner 9-5 attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on a single to right for the SB-Cubs. 

RHSP Jake Stinnett had a rough outing for Myrtle Beach, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits (including the back-to-back RBI triples), a walk, and a WP in 4.0 IP (61 pitches).

Among the more-notable Cub position player prospects playing in the two games, Ian Happ played 2B and went 0-2 with two walks, a strikeout (swinging), and a 1-3 bounce-out (slamming his bat into the ground in frustration before starting for 1st) and an E-4 fielding miscue (which led to an unearned run scoring), Donnie Dewees served as a DH and reached base three times (two singles and a walk), Eddy Julio Martinez also served as a DH and drilled a ringing RBI double (near HR) off the LF wall, and Eloy Jimenez played LF and went 1-3 (double into to the LF corner, walk, and a run scored).   

Angelo Amendolare, Vimael Machin, Alberto Mineo, Andruw Monasterio, and Ho-Young Son were moved-up from the Eugene/Mesa group for the day to augment the South Bend and Myrtle Beach rosters.


 (updated daily)

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

FIELD #4 

SOUTH BEND LINEUP
1. Robert Garcia, CF: 0-4 (3-U, 4-3, P-5, K)
2. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 2-4 (2B, K, 2B, 3-1, R)
3. Eddy Julio Martinez, DH #1: 1-4 (2B, P-5, F-8 DP, 6-3, RBI)
4. Eloy Jimenez, LF: 1-3 (L-4 DP, 2B, K, BB, R)
5a. Matt Rose, 3B: 1-3 (P-3, 6-3, 1B, R) 
5b. Vimael Machin, 3B: 0-0 (HBP)
6. Kevonte Mitchell, RF: 1-3 (BB, 3B, E-6, F-8, R, RBI, CS)
7a. Chris Pieters, 1B: 1-2 (1B, 4-3, R, SB)
7b. Blake Headley, 1B; 0-1 (BB, K, R) 
8a. Erick Castillo, C: 1-2 (1B, 4-3, RBI)
8b. P. J. Higgins, C: 1-2 (1B, F-9, R, RBI) 
9a. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 0-2 (F-8, F-8) 
9b. Ho-Young Son, SS: 1-1 (3B, 3 RBI)
10. Angelo Amendolare, DH #2: 1-3 (P-3, 1B, K, CS)

SOUTH BEND PITCHERS:
1. Casey Bloomquist: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 42 pitches (24 strikes) 
2. Corbin Hoffner: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GO/AO, 32 pitches (21 strikes)
3. Alexander Santana: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 32 pitches (18 strikes)
4. Jared Cheek: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 16 pitches (10 strikes)
5. John Williamson: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 11 pitches (8 strikes)
6. Scott Frazier: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 11 pitches (9 strikes)

SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 2
1. 2B Carlos Sepulveda: E-4 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. 3B Matt Rose: E-5 (throwing error on infield single allowed baserunner to advance from 2nd to 3rd) 

SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE
P. J. Higgins: 0-2 CS

SOUTH BEND OUTFIELD ASSISTS
RF Kevonte Mitchell - baserunner thrown out 9-5 attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on single 

FIELD #7

MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1. Rashad Crawford, CF: 1-3 (4-3, K, 1B, BB, CS)
2. Donnie Dewees, DH #1: 2-3 (1B, BB, 1B, F-8)
3. Ian Happ, 2B: 0-2 (BB, K, 1-3, BB, R)
4. Jeffrey Baez, RF: 1-3 (1B, F-8, BB, K, R, SB)
5. Yasiel Balaguert, 1B: 2-4 (5-4-3 DP, 1B, F-8, 2B, R)
6a. Daniel Spingola, DH #2: 0-2 (F-8, 6-4 FC, CS)
6b. Ian Rice, PH-DH; 0-1 (E-5, BB)
7. Charcer Burks, LF: 1-4 (K, F-8, K, 1B, RBI)
8. Andrew Ely, SS: 1-3 (1B, K, K, BB, RBI) 
9a. Alberto Mineo, C: 0-2 (4-3, K)
9b. Tyler Alamo, C: 0-2 (F-9, L-4 DP) 
10. Sutton Whiting, 3B: 0-3 (F-8, K, 5-3) 

MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS
1. Jake Stinnett: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 4/3 GO/AO, 61 pitches (37 strikes)
2. James Norwood: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 33 pitches (22 strikes) 
3. Jasvir Rakkar: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 11 pitches (8 strikes)
4. Michael Wagner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 6 pitches (6 strikes) 
5. James Farris: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 16 pitches (12 strikes) 

MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: 1 
2B Ian Happ: E-4 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

MYRTLE BEACH CATCHERS DEFENSE
Alberto Mineo: 1-2 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 38 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

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Just in case the webmaster isn't aware, the past 3 days or so, the site doesn't load with it's normal green background and is reformatted with everything right justified with a white background. Didn't know where to contact him/her, so I posted it here. I'm using Safari if that helps.

AZ Phil, I see that Scott Frazier threw an inning with 11 pitches and 9 strikes. Is there some progress here?

HAGSAG: Yes. He has dialed down the velocity a bit, and suddenly developed command of his fastball. 

Yuck -- lousy defense from Candelario at 3B leads to 2 runs. Routine chopper that he plays too slowly becomes an infield hit, then a poor throw to 2B on a probable DP ball results in only getting the lead runner. Disappointing.

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  • crunch 8 hours 30 min ago (view)

    i forgot about these types of update posts...thanks for the breakdowns.  they're really useful.

    strong agreement on the mess t.olson was throwing.  he didn't even look happy with himself out there.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 8 hours 30 min ago (view)

    I know most of you saw the game or will be seeing the game, but for anyone else who might be interested, here are the Cubs pitchers velo readings from Saturday night's game: 

    Alec Mills: 
    FB: 90-92 
    CH: 82-83 
    SL: 80-81 
    CV: 68 
    NOTES: Nice mix of pitches... Mills obviously comes from the "I'm a pitcher not a thrower" school, all of which means command & control matters a lot and he had both tonight... a legit candidate for the Cubs #5 SP slot... 

     

  • crunch 9 hours 31 min ago (view)

    hell of a 1st game.  even the good and bad mean nothing this early in spring, but it was a nice one.  i'm not worried about rizzo misplaying a couple balls in the first innings, nor do i think bote is on his way to a batting title.  spring is meaningless enough without trying to read into february spring games.  it was a fun watch, though.

    my biggest regret is not seeing souza chase down any plays in LF while he was in the game.  that's something i really would like to see this early in spring.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10 hours 20 min ago (view)

    I also hope they edit it for the season. doesn't list pitcher or hitter or pitches thrown.

     

  • crunch 11 hours 28 min ago (view)

    "i'm feeling right at home." - mark grace

     

  • crunch 11 hours 35 min ago (view)

    really not a big fan of the marquee network's score bug graphic location.

     

  • crunch 13 hours 6 min ago (view)

    d.ross got sent home with flu-like symptoms, andy green managing...

     

  • crunch 13 hours 15 min ago (view)

    cubs coming out big for their marquee network debut lineup...

    bryant / rizzo / baez / heyward / contreras / kipnis / souza (LF) / bote (DH) / almora...mills pitching

     

  • Arizona Phil 17 hours 22 sec ago (view)

    Besides Quintero, Altuve, and Made, a fourth significant IFA signing by the Cubs during the off-season was 16 year old Dominican CF Anderson Suriel. He played for the Dominican 15U World Cup team in 2018.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 17 hours 30 sec ago (view)

    Contrary to reports, 2019-20 IFA J-2 C Brayan Altuve was -NOT - signed by the Cubs in July. The Cubs did not have enough ISBP room initially to fit in his $1M bonus, so instead he was "officially" signed after the conclusion of the 2019 season, which means the Cubs will get an extra year before Altuve will be Rule 5 Draft eligible (post-2024, instead of post-2023 which would have been the case if he had signed in July).  

     

  • Arizona Phil 17 hours 8 min ago (view)

    CRUNCH: It's still drizzling in Mesa but it's clearing to the southwest (which is where the rain came from) so the Cubs should have at least three hours to get the field ready. The infield is covered, so it's just the outfield that will be wet. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 17 hours 31 min ago (view)

    As things stand right now, 109 pitchers and 20 catchers are scheduled to report to Cubs Minor League Camp next week. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 18 hours 9 min ago (view)

    Jordan Patterson will not get an NRI to MLB Spring Training but he will likely get considerable playing time in Cubs MLB Cactus League games as he competes with Corban Joseph for AAA Iowa primary 1B. 

     

  • crunch 19 hours 48 min ago (view)

    cubs moving the game up was a wise choice unless the rain lingers very long.  everyone else in ARZ is rained out except LA/SF which starts in 4 hours (cubs in 7 hours)...and that LA/SF game still might get rained out because other games in that time slot have been cancelled/postponed (though they posted a lineup for today's game on twitter 10 minutes ago).

    speaking of LA, m.betts makes his debut tomorrow vs CHC.

     

  • Arizona Phil 20 hours 41 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have signed post-2019 minor league 6YFA 1B-OF Jordan Patterson (ex-COL) and RHRP Dario Beltre to 2020 minor league contracts.

    Patterson (who has considerable AAA experience and some MLB time as well) was assigned to AAA Iowa and Beltre (who has not pitched above AA in ten minor league seasons) was assigned to AA Tennessee. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 20 hours 52 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have released 13 minor leaguers: 

    LHP Andres Bonalde 
    RHP Alfredo Colorado 
    RHP Julio Guante
    OF Albert Hinirio 
    RHP M. T. Minacci 
    INF Rafael Narea 
    INF Herson Perez 
    RHP Tyler Peyton 
    RHP Casey Ryan 
    LHP Saul Vazquez 
    RHP Omar Ventura 
    OF Ricardo Verenzuela 
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