Smokies Crack Nuts with Bombs at Riverview

Jake Hannemann crushed a three-run homer, Juan Paniagua and Matt Rose each smacked a two-run HR, Victor Caratini drilled an RBI single, doubled, walked, and scored a run, Ryan Dent singled twice, walked, scored twice, and collected an RBI, Chesny Young drove-in three runs with a FC and a two-run single, and SP Preston Morrison hurled four innings of shutout ball, as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) crushed the Modesto Nuts (Colorado Rockies Hi-A affiliate) 13-5 on Field #6, and Sam Hilliard tripled, singled twice, and scored two runs, Brian Mundell slugged a solo HR and singled and scored, and Jonathan Piron belted an RBI triple, singled, walked, and stole a base, helping the Asheville Tourists (Rockies low-A affiliate) edge the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) 9-8 on Field #3, in Cactus League Minor League doubleheader action Sunday afternoon at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.

P. J. Higgins blasted a two-run HR for South Bend in a losing cause on Field #3, and Ryan Stephens contributed a solo HR and a two-run single in a losing cause for Modesto on Field #6. 

LHSP Justin Steele had a rough outing for South Bend, surrendering seven runs on 11 hits (including two doubles, a triple, and a home run) and a walk in five innings of work. 

As usual, several players were temporarily moved-up from a lower level just for the day. 

The game on Field #6 was unusual in that the Cubs AA squad played the Rockies Hi-A squad. Normally AAA plays AAA, AA plays AA, etc, but the members of last season's Myrtle Beach Pelicans received their 2015 Carolina League Champion rings in a ceremony prior to the games, and because most of the 2015 Pelicans are presently assigned to the AA Tennessee squad at Minor League Camp, the Cubs Hi-A group was dispatched to Salt River Fields to play the Rockies AA squad in place of the Smokies, leaving the Cubs AA group behind at Riverview to collect their rings and destroy the Rockies Hi-A group.

John Arguello at Cubs Den has some great pictures and game reports from Saturday's games at Riveview Park. 

 

And here are the abridged box scores from the two games played at Riverview on Sunday (Cubs players only): 

 

FIELD #3

SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1. Kevonte Mitchell, RF: 1-4 (3-U, 1B, P-4, BB, K, R)
2. Donnie Dewees, CF: 2-5 (1B, K, 5-3, 1B, 5-3, R)
3. Eddy Julio Martinez, DH #1: 1-4 (6-4 FC, K, 1B, F-8 SF, 5-3, R, RBI, SB)
4. Eloy Jimenez, DH #2: 1-4 (E-6, 1B, F-7, F-9, R)
5a. P. J. Higgins, C: 1-2 (F-8, HR, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI)
5b. Eric Gonzalez, C: 0-1 (6-3)
6. Chris Pieters, 1B: 0-2 (K, K, HBP, BB, R)  
7. Vimael Machin, 2B: 0-2 (3-U, P-4, BB, BB, R)
8a. Alex Bautista, LF: 1-2 (K, 2B)
8b. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 0-0 (F-8 SF, BB, RBI)
9. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 1-4 (E-6, 4-3, 2B, F-8, RBI)
10. Ho-Young Son, SS: 0-4 (K, 4-3, L-9, K)

SOUTH BEND PITCHERS
1. Justin Steele: 5.0 IP, 11 H, 7 R (7 ER), 1BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 5/6 GO/AO, 70 pitches (46 strikes) 
2. Tyler Peitzmeier: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 31 pitches (19 strikes) 
3. Enrique de los Rios: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 PO, 0/1 GO/AO, 11 pitches (8 strikes),  
4. John Michael Knighton: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 10 pitches (4 strikes) 

SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 2 
1. 1B Chris Pieters: E-3 (missed catch on infield single allowed baserunner to score) 
2. 3B Wladimir Galindo: E-5 (two-base throwing error allowed batter to reach 2nd base and unearned run to score)

SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. P. J. Higgins: 1-1 CS 
2. Eric Gonzalez: 1-1 CS 

SOUTH BEND OUTFIELD ASSIST
RF Kevonte Mitchell - runner doubled-off 1st base 9-3 on L-9


FIELD #6

TENNESSEE LINEUP
1a. Ryan Dent, SS: 2-2 (1B, BB, 1B, 2 R, RBI) 
1b. Isaac Paredes, SS: 0-2 (K, 5-3) 
2. Jake Hannemann, CF: 1-4 (P-5, HR, F-8, BB, K, R, 3 RBI)
3a. Billy McKinney, RF: 0-2 (BB, E-8, F-7, 2 R)
3b. Jeffrey Baez, RF: 0-2 (5-3, 4-3)
4a. Victor Caratini, DH: 2-2 (1B, BB, 2B, R, RBI) 
4b. Gioskar Amaya, PH: 0-1 (K) 
5. Chesny Young, 2B: 1-4 (FC, 1B, 5-3, 6-3, R, 3 RBI)
6a. Kelly Dugan, LF: 0-3 (F-8, 4-3, P-3)
6b. Luis Ayala, LF: 0-1 (P-6) 
7a. Ben Carhart, C: 2-3 (2B, 1B, F-8, 2 R, RBI)
7b. Eric Castillo, C: 1-1 (1B, R)
8a. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 1-3 (HR, K, 3-U, R, 2 RBI)
8b. Matt Rose, 1B: 1-1 (HR, R, 2 RBI)
9a. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-1 (BB, 1B, R, SB)
9b. Bryant Flete, 3B: 1-2 (L-8, 2B) 

TEHNESSEE PITCHERS
1. Preston Morrison: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 4/1 GO/AO, 56 pitches (40 strikes) 
2. Jeremy Null: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1/0 GO/AO, 25 pitches (14 strikes) 
3. Fernando Cruz: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 22 pitches (10 strikes) 
4. Juan Carlos Paniagua: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 25 pitches (17 strikes) 
5. Tayler Scott: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R,0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 14 pitches (10 strikes) 
6. David Berg: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 15 pitches (10 strikes) 

TENNESSEE ERRORS: NONE 

TENNESSEE CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Ben Carhart: 1-3 CS 
2. Erick Castillo: 0-1 CS 

TENNESSEE OUTFIELD ASSISTS
LF Kelly Dugan - batter thrown out 7-4 attempting to stretch single into double 

ATTENDANCE: 58 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

Comments

Kinda bummed Sam Wilson got released, thought he could be a solid pen lefty. Really surprised Austyn Willis was released. I thought the organization was high on him??

Matt Harvey may miss opening day start, seeing "non orthopedic" doctor Monday http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/03/28/mets-m...

s.patton to iowa...not much of a shocker there.

The Orange Guy homers and I sink into a deep melancholic reverie. The ball soars beyond the outfield wall and the Orange Guy circles back to home plate. I feel now how the past is both here and gone. Meanwhile, Ryan Theriot has two World Series rings and still a bad mustache. EDIT: Can you believe Theriot's Wikipedia page has no mention of either the TOOTBLAN or the Ryan Theriot Adjusted On-Base Percentage?

...or that picture of him in old-timey golf pants...which is burned into my mind as my only remaining persisting memory of theriot. http://i.imgur.com/04FA3sn.jpg

I am in the best shape of my life, going about my bidness, the ball feels good coming out of my hand, getting my work in, working on some things, giving you professional at bats, I've got good stuff, I rush it up there, I've got good bat speed, and i only concern myself with what I can control.

Is Travis Wood hurt? Seems like he hasnt pitched for awhile.

it's been like 9-10 days...damn.

Travis Wood threw three innings in a "sim" game at Minor League Camp the same day los Toros de Tijuana was there (last Thursday), but I didn't  watch the "sim" game because the game with Tijuana was just too important (due to the international implications involved) to risk being distracted.  

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  • Charlie 3 hours 22 min ago (view)

    Honestly, Urias guessed wrong on that one. But he stilled managed to make contact despite being way out in front, so that breaker must have rolled.

     

  • Charlie 3 hours 24 min ago (view)

    KB having a perfectly adequate KB stretch and it's a highlight. Sigh.

    Chafin may be reconsidering that jalopie after being the man on the mound when the wheels fell off in this one.

     

  • crunch 4 hours 23 min ago (view)

    i know we're only 10 games in and you can't get good numbers on that, but this is a full-team hitting slump aside from marisnick and his 12 PA.

    no one on this team is this bad, but all of them doing it at once is crazy.  bad ABs, tons of swings and misses, crap contact...

    upon reflection (and another hit in the 9th) i need to give props to k.bryant...he's a 1-man show right now for the regulars.

     

  • Eric S 5 hours 11 min ago (view)

    I can pause it for pinch hitting - otherwise I'm locked in as there's nothing else to see here

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 15 min ago (view)

    Me too, Eric Sogard

     

  • Eric S 5 hours 21 min ago (view)

    Well, Chafin ... not your night I guess ... looks like its time to catch up on the latest installment of Falcon and the Winter Soldier

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 24 min ago (view)

    It's kinda starting to feel like this team sucks? But yes this game definitely sucks.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 27 min ago (view)

    justin steele warming...seems like his debut is on tap.

    also, this game sucks.

     

  • Eric S 5 hours 29 min ago (view)

    Luis Urias is not impressed 😩

     

  • crunch 8 hours 6 min ago (view)

    steele, wieck, and strop called up.

    btw, strop is a "replacement player" in this move and isn't subject to 40-man roster waiver rules

     

  • crunch 8 hours 33 min ago (view)

    cubs covid...chris young tested positive.  j.adam, d.winkler, and b.workman are now on the "injured list"

     

  • Charlie 8 hours 58 min ago (view)

    Sorry that I couldn't access things for opening day and then got busy for the next couple series. Glad to have a baseball routine to share with you all again!

     

  • Sonicwind75 9 hours 29 min ago (view)

    Guessing I'm a little late to the game on this; but just read Chafin's twitter about wanting to buy a cheap car to drive around Chicago. He seems like a good dude. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    RHSP Duncan Robinson (June 2019 TJS) has retired. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Rex Brothers and Tony Wolters reached five years of MLB Service Time this weekend, so Brothers now cannot be sent outright to the minors without his consent (he is out of minor league options) and Wolters (who has a minor league option left) now cannot be optioned or outrighted to the minors without his consent. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    It's not good to play bad teams early because they have the confidence and energy they won't have later in the season after they realize they suck and all is lost.