D'backs Flurry of Extra-Base Hits Sink Cubs at Riverview

Jazz Chisholm and Endy Ramos belted back-to-back doubles and Joey Rose followed with a two-run HR to fuel a four-run 8th, as the Kane County Cougars (Arizona Diamondbacks Lo-A affiliate) rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to ambush the Cubs Lo-A South Bend affiliate 7-4 on Field #5, and Ramon Hernandez doubled twice, singled twice, and drove-in six runs, Daulton Varsho reached base four times (two singles and two walks), stole a base, and scored three runs, Raymel Flores ripped a single, a double and an RBI triple, Drew Ellis collected three hits, stole a base, and scored twice, and RHSP Connor Grey hurled five innings of two-hit shutout ball, as the Visalia Rawhide (D'backs Hi-A affiliate) whitewashed the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) 8-0 on Field #6, in Cactus League Minor League Camp doubleheader game action Monday afternoon on John Arguello Way at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.   

Austin Filiere (RBI triple), Luis Diaz (RBI double), and Delvin Zinn (RBI double) each collected a two-out run-scoring extra-base hit to highlight a three-run 1st inning and RHSP Erich Uelmen tossed five innings of one-run ball for South Bend on Field #5.  

Several Iowa Cubs position-players traveled to Florida with the MLB squad for the two-game pre-season set versus the Red Sox in Ft. Myers, so a number of position-players on the Tennessee, Myrtle Beach, and South Bend squads have been temporarily promoted to higher levels for a few days (until the I-Cubs return from Florida).  

Here are the abdriged box scores from the two games played on Monday at Riverview Park:

FIELD #5:    

1. Zach Davis, CF: 2-4 (1B, 3-U, 1B, K, R, SB)
2. Fernando Kelli, RF: 1-3 (1-3 SH, 2B, K, 6-3, SB)
3. Jared Young, 2B: 0-4 (3-1, F-8, F-8, F-8)
4. Austin Filiere, 1B: 2-4 (3B, F-8, 5-3, 1B, R, RBI)
5. Luis Diaz, SS: 2-4 (2B, K, 1B, F-9, R, RBI, CS)
6. Delvin Zinn, 3B: 1-3 (2B, K, BB, F-7, R, RBI)
7. Alexander Guerra, DH #1: 1-4 (K, K, 2B, K, RBI)
8. Jose Gutierrez, LF: 0-4 (3-U, 3-U, 5-3, K)
9. Richard Nunez, C-DH: 0-3 (6-3, 1-3, 6-3)
10. Raymond Pena, DH-C: 1-2 (2B, L-7)

1. Erich Uelmen: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 6/4 GO/AO, 71 pitches (46 strikes)
2. Ricky Tyler Thomas: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R (6 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 1/3 GO/AO, 61 pitches (33 strikes)
3. Mark Malave: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 13 pitches (8 strikes)

1. P Erich Uelmen:  (E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)
2. C Raymond Pena: E-2 (errant throw on stolen base attempt at 2nd base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)

1. Richard Nunez: 1 PB
2. Raymond Pena: 0-1 CS, 1 E (see above)



1. Connor Myers, CF: 0-4 (L-8, K, 6-3, 6-3)
2. Aramis Ademan, SS: 0-4 (F-7,1-3, 4-3, K)
3. Wladmir Galindo, DH: 1-4 (L-8, 6-3, 1B, 5-3)
4. Chris Carrier, RF: 0-3 (K, F-8, 5-4 FC)  
5a. Kevonte Mitchell, LF: 1-3 (P-2, K, 1B+E5)
5b. Abraham Rodriguez, PR-LF: (NO AB)
6. Austin Upshaw, 2B: 0-3 (K, 3-1, 3-U)
7. Yeiler Peguero, 3B: 2-3 (1B, K, 1B, CS)
8. Kevin Zamudio, C: 1-3 (1B, F-9, 6-4-3 DP)
9a. Adonis Paula, 1B: 0-2 (F-8, K)
9b. Gustavo Polanco, 1B: 0-1 (K)

1. Bryan Hudson: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R (6 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 GIDP, 6/1 GO/AO, 75 pitches (46 strikes)
2. Wyatt Short: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 20 pitches (11 strikes)
3. Brian Glowicki: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 28 pitches (16 strikes)
4. Elvis Diaz: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 33 pitches (21 strikes) 


Kevin Zamudio: 0-3 CS


WEATHER: Patrtly Cloudy and breezy with temperatures in the 70's


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


cubs actually going with a "real" lineup today. it was assumed by BOS broadcasters last night that it would be a youth/prospects-heavy lineup. also, once again the away feed is the only TV feed. it was a really crappy spring training for cubs broadcasts from their announce crew. one of the most popular, if not the most popular, spring training team and they struggle to get their home announce crew on TV...go figure. almora/bryant/schwarber/contreras/zobrist/russell/heyward/baez/lastella

into the bottom 4th and a lot of that "real" lineup is now sitting. day off tomorrow...then it begins for realsies. FOR REALSIES.

@crunch- the game was also shown on ESPN. Still not a home broadcast, but the broadcast team spent alot of time talking to Mookie Betts (mic'd up) while playing the outfield, and that was actually very entertaining.

The Dodgers claim Cory Mazzoni on waivers. Roster at 37.

marlins vs u.miami called in the 7th because MIA had a 20 run lead.

way to lay into the college kids, guys.  great job.

Break up the Marlins!

Some more!

Mazzoni claimed on waivers by the Dodgers.

My guess? The Cubs didn't want Mazzoni taking innings from Ryan/Hancock/Baldonado/Maples/etc.


More than willing to accept surrender value for him.

Ready for real baseball.

Feel like I had a fan hangover last year.  Wasn't really on top of my 2nd guessing batting orders and bullpen usage game until after the All Star game last year.  Didn't keep wearing the same pair of socks just because the Cubs won that day, Wasn't scaring the dog by screaming at the TV really until the playoffs last season. This year I feel better focused, good chemistry, and in the best shape of my life. Play ball!

happ/bryant/rizzo/contreras/schwarber for a 1-5...hahahahahhaha have fun with that opposing pitchers.

Followed by Baez and Russell, they both can punish a mistake. Put Zobrist in right instead of Heyward and you have 8 guys that give you dangerous and/or quality at bats.

Fan hangover: Me too. It has carried over into Spring Training--I've never cared less about Spring Training. There aren't even interesting questions about this team! Once the games count, I think my enthusiasm will return. I just want to see them play!

there was the question about who would lead off until heyward and almora performed like a couple guys you want to stash in the minors as soon as spring training is over. happ snagged that role quickly since no one put up any real competition. there was/is concern about strop's health, but having other good pen arms around helps. all in all...that's some low-drama stuff. it's not very interesting, but at least it's because there's strongly filled roles all over the team.