D. J. Leads Pelicans past 66ers at Diablo

D. J. Wilson singled twice, stole a base, scored a run, and drove one in, Fidel Mejia singled twice, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, and catcher Johnny Pereda drilled two RBI singles and threw out all four baserunners who tried to steal against him, leading the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) to a 5-3 victory over the Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angeles Angels Hi-A affiliate) on Field #3, and RHSP Luis Madero hurled four innings of one-run ball and Brandon Marsh roped a two-out two-run single to cap a three-run 3rd inning, helping the Burlington Bees (Angels Lo-A affiliate) defeat the Cubs Lo-A South Bend affiliate 6-1 on Field #4, in Cactus League Minor League Camp doubleheader game action Sunday afternoon at the Diablo Stadium Complex in Tempe, AZ.    

Myrtle Beach relievers retired the last eleven men they faced on Field #3.  

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


1. D. J. Wilson, CF: 2-4 (1B, 1B, 1-3, K, R, RBI, SB)
2. Brandon Hughes, RF: 0-3 (6-3, 3-U, BB, K)
3. Austin Filiere, 3B: 1-4 (1B, F-8, F-8, F-9, R, RBI)
4. Fidel Mejia, 1B: 2-3 (BB, 1B, K, 1B, R, SB)
5. Jhonny Pereda, C: 2-4 (1B, 1-3, 6-3, 1B, 2 RBI)
6. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-4 (1-3, 6-3, K, 1B)
7a. Delvin Zinn, 2B: 0-2 (E-5, 1-3, R)
7b. Christian Donahue, 2B: 0-2 (K, K)
8. Cam Balego, DH: 0-4 (E-9, F-8, K, F-7, R)
9. Roberto Caro, LF: 0-3 (K, K, K)

1. Jose Paulino: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER) 2 BB, 4 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 73 pitches (44 strikes)
2. Tyler Peyton: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2/3 GO/AO, 32 pitches (18 strikes)
3. Chad Hockin: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO), 10 pitches (8 strikes)
4. Yapson Gomez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GO/AO, 27 pitches (19 strikes) 


Jhonny Pereda: 4-4 CS

Fidel Mejia - thrown out 8-5 arrempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on RBI single to CF


FIELD #4:  

1. Chris Singleton, CF 2-4 (5-3, 1B, 1B, F-7, PO)
2. Rafael Narea, SS: 0-4 (F-8, F-7, 5-3, 6-3)
3. Christopher Morel, 3B: 1-4 (E-5, 1B, 3-U, F-7, R)
4a. Miguel Amaya, C: 2-3 (1B, 6-3, 1B)
4b. Alexander Guerra, C: 0-1 (K)
5a. Jonathan Sierra, RF: 1-2 (1B, 4-3, BB, RBI)
5b. Yovanny Cuevas, RF: 0-1 (K)
6. Kwangmin Kwon, LF: 0-4 (K, L-7, 4-6-3 DP, F-8)
7. Ramsey Romano, 2B: 0-3 (F-8, F-9, 5-3)
8. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 1-3 (1B, 4-3, K, CS)
9. Luis Diaz, DH: 0-3 (5-3, L-9, K)

1. Javier Assad: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 3/0 GO/AO, 74 pitches (42 strikes)
2. Matt Swarmer: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 4/0 GO/AO, 27 pitches (17 strikes)
3. Sean Barry: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (7 strikes)
4. Ben Hecht: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 26 pitches (16 strikes)
5. Jeffrey Passantino: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 15 pitches (8 strikes)

1. SS Rafael Narea: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter reach base safely)
2. RF Yovanny Cuevas: E-9 (dropped pop fly in foul territory extending batter's AB)
3. P Ben Hecht: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)

1. Miguel Amaya: 1-2 CS, 1 PB
2. Alexander Guerra: 1 PB

WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 70's 


"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"


AZ Phil, I know Gimenez has an opt out on June 1. Do you know if Court, Freeman, Navarro, Bass, Ryan also have opt outs?

HAGSAG: I don't know if anyone else signed to a minor league contract besides Gimenez has an opt-out. I wasn't even aware that Gimenez had one until it was reported this past weekend, since an opt-out wasn't automatic because he does not have Article XX-B rights.

ladies and gentlemen...albert belle...


munenori kawasaki has retired.

they should shut the game of baseball down world-wide for at least a week to properly mourn.

Cubs need to hire Muni to do something.

Three things I'm relatively certain of.


The Cubs would like KB to sign a team-friendly extension.

Derek Jeter would rather keep Pick 60 (which can be traded) instead of swapping it for Eddie Butler and a few pieces.

Theo has offered Mune a spot in the hierarchy.

total pain spring for jason heyward and albert almora...they're probably ready to reset their stats.

also, vogelbomb won spring training all-around, but he's going to be fighting for playing time at DH/1st since that's about all he can do. .400/.531/.900, 6HR, 7 doubles...damn.