Paris & Yon Take Out the Trash at Riverview

Kyren Paris smacked a solo HR and Edwin Yon belted a two-run HR, leading the Rocket City Trash Pandas (Los Angeles Angels AA affiliate) to a 7-4 victory over the Tennessee Smokies (AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) in Cactus League Spring Training Minor League Camp game action Saturday afternoon on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  

Pete Crow-Armstrong singled twice, drove-in two runs, and scored another, and Bryce Ball collected three singles and scored a run for the Smokies. 

There was only one home game played on the Riverview backfields on Saturday, as the Iowa Cubs - Salt Lake Bees AAA game was played in the stadium (Sloan Park).  

Here is the abridged box score from the game played on Field #6 (Cubs players only): 
TENNESSEE LINEUP:
1. Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF: 2-4 (5-3, 1B, 1B, 6-3, R, 2 RBI)
2a. Scott McKeon, 2B: 1-2 (K, HBP, 1B, SB, CS) 
2b. Juan Mora, PH-2B: 0-1 (K)  
3a. Jordan Nwogu, DH #1: 0-2 (4-3, F-8)
3b. Liam Spence, PH-SS: 0-1 (F-9 SF, F-9, RBI) 
4. Ed Howard IV, SS-DH: 0-2 (K, 4-3, HBP)
5. Bryce Ball, 1B: 3-3 (1B, 1B, 1B, R) 
6. Alexander Canario, RF: 1-3 (5-3, K, 1B)
7. Darius Hill, DH #2: 0-3 (K, P-5, 4-6 FC) 
8. Bryce Windham, DH-C: 1-2 (E-6, BB, K, R)
9. Pablo Aliendo, C-DH: 0-1 (BB, BB, F-8, R)
10. D. J. Artis, LF: 0-1 (BB, BB, 6-3, RBI)
11. Jake Slaughter, 3B: 0-2 (K, K, BB) 

TENNESSEE PITCHERS
1. Riley Thompson: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 34 pitches (21 strikes) 
2. Peyton Remy: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 2/3 GO/AO, 51 pitches (29 strikes)
3. Dalton Stambaugh: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 5/3 GO/AO, 50 pitches (32 strikes) 

TENNESSEE ERRORS
1. SS Liam Spence: E-6 (errant throw to 1st base allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. 2B Scott McKeon: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 

ATTENDANCE: 30 

WEATHER  Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 90's 

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Comments

hendricks spring 2022 is looking a lot like hendricks spring 2021...he's getting hit.

if someone has a reason why willie harris hasnt been signed to a lifetime Cubs coaching contract i'd like to hear it...

pujols returns to the cardinals.

dude has had an OB% over .300 once in the past 5 seasons.   2013 is the last time he had an OB% of.330+.  he occasionally hits homers, though.

Pujols seems to be totally washed up.  But if he has to come to bat in a wheelchair, he will still hit a game winning home run against the Cubs.

madrigal leading off again.

strongly looking like the dude with 15 career walks in 324 PA is gonna be the cubs leadoff hitter.

for someone that didn't hone their career calling baseball, beth mowins has been excellent from day 1 with the cubs.

she gets limited action, but she's well prepared and extremely comfortable in the booth.

 Here is a note from Baseball America's about Kohl Franklin's this spring:  “He’s super juiced up in Cubs camp. He’s like 96-99 with a firm fastball and an above-average changeup and above-average breaking ball. I stuffed him. I stuffed him super high. With the lost season and then obviously the injury (last year), he hasn’t really gotten a pathway in pro ball to consistent innings, but he’s super interesting. It’s a good delivery, good arm, athletic body and it’s real stuff. He’s really high for me. He’s the story right now of Cubs camp. He’s easily the best pitching prospect in their organization. He has some of the biggest stuff I’ve seen on the back fields this year.”

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VIDEOGRAPHER: Kohl Franklin, Jordan Wicks, D. J. Herz, Chris Clarke, Max Bain, and Joe Nahas have been the SP for the South Bend squad at Minor League Camp, so the SB Cubs could have a dyno-mite starting rotation. Daniel Palencia is with South Bend, too, but he appears to be transitioning to the closer role. 

speaking of taking out the trash...

"Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Tuesday that would require him to apply for $120 million in federal rental assistance. 

“We must guard against big government socialism where people are incentivized not to work but are instead encouraged to rely on government handouts well after an emergency is over," Ricketts said in the announcement."

...meanwhile...November 13, 2013...

"The $232 million renovation of historic Wrigley Field will be supported by a property tax incentive approved today by City Council.

The Class L incentive, which encourages the rehabilitation of landmark properties, will reduce taxes on the 99-year-old ballpark by an estimated $8.1 million over 12 years."

...meanwhile...April 2017...

""They came and they wanted a break on the amusement tax, all of this, and I said I’m not gonna have the taxpayers subsidize this, it’s not gonna happen. Twice they tried, not happening,” Emanuel said Monday morning, explaining that he did offer support in other ways."

....trash ass human beings own this club.  this is just 2 government handout asks from a crew of billionaires.  there's more, both approved and denied.

Pete Ricketts is a (your term, Trash ass) monster and I agree with you.  I've had some twitter arguments with Laura R (who I respect)  about his inhumane political moves in Nebraska at the height of the Trump cruelty and insanity as she tried to paint her brother otherwise but he's a real Trumpian-DeSantis barbarian. 

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beyond all this, nebraska has a 2.1% unemployment rate.  there's not an "incentivized not to work" problem.  also, nebraska is one of the few red states that give more than they take in federal funds...they could cash in to help citizens in need while not taking more than their assumed fair share.

when your political position is incentivising poor people work multiple jobs and/or excessive hours so they can keep business owners from having to be competitive with wages, you're just an asshole...especially when this kind of thing isn't building equity for anyone except an already well to do landlord (who gets paid with or without this federal help).  it sure as hell isn't very family friendly, either.

i wish this ownership group didn't have so many non-team issues.  the cubs have had sketchy owners before, but the ricketts are a hell of a mixed bag of issues.

it would be nice if the biggest problem with ownership was their constant wolf crying about spending on the team while they're trying to put multi-billion dollar bids on soccer teams, building betting lounges, and founding TV networks.

hendricks has given up 4 homers in 4.1 innings today.

that's 6 homers in 11.1ip...17 hits, 3bb

Wade Miley shut down for 10 days w elbow inflammation. A Simmons also still having shoulder symptoms. Both most likely to start on the IL

hendricks opening day starter.

stroman talked about the issue on social media last week and stated not only would he be cool with hendricks starting opening day, but he has his vote.  stroman and social media can be lots of love and lots of "oh dude, why did you type that?"  cubs have him for years, could be interesting...will be interesting if history holds.

"spring training stats mean nothing"

justin upton DFA'd by LAA.  he's slashing .333/.474/.933 this spring with 3 homers in 19 PA.

Upton had one game w the Braves vs Cubs in Atlanta and had 3 hrs. In the past, that would have made him a Cub...eventually.

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