Smokies Hurlers Cloud Drillers Vision at Riverview

Robel Garcia (RBI single), P. J. Higgins (RBI single), Roberto Caro (two-run single), Nico Hoerner (sacrifice fly), and Connor Myers (solo HR) contributed RBI and Oscar de la Cruz and three relievers combined to hurl a five-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts, as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) blanked the Tulsa Drillers (Los Angeles Dodgers AA affiliate) 6-0 in Cactus League Minor League Spring Training game action Wednesday night on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.   

Prior to the game, C-1B Ian Rice and INF Vimael Machin were moved-down to AA Tennessee from AAA Iowa. 

Also, C Rafelin Lorenzo, 1B Tyler Alamo, INF Jhonny Bethencourt, INF Yeiler Peguero, 2B Carlos Sepulveda, OF Luis Ayala, and OF D. J. Wilson were not on the Smokies bench, so they may have been moved-down to Myrtle Beach from Tennessee at the same time that Machin and Rice were moved down to Tennessee from Iowa.  

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):  

TENNESSEE LINEUP:
1. Roberto Caro, CF: 2-4 (1B, 5-4-3 DP, 1B, 6-3, R, 2 RBI, 2 SB) 
2. Nico Hoerner, SS: 0-3 (4-3, 5-3, F-9 SF, 4-3, RBI)
3. Jared Young, 1B: 0-3 (6-3, BB, 3-1, L-4)  
4. Eddy Julio Martinez, RF: 0-3 (BB, K, 2-3, 5-3, R)
5a. Robel Garcia, 3B: 1-3 (1B, 1-3, K, RBI)
5b. Christian Donahue, 3B: 0-1 (L-9)
6. P. J. Higgins, C: 1-4 (1B, 5-3, K, 6-3, RBI)
7. Ian Rice, DH: 1-2 (BB, 1B, 1-3, BB, R)
8. Vimael Machin, 2B: 1-4 (F-7, 1B, F-7, 5-4-3 DP, R)
9. Connor Myers, LF: 2-2 (1B, HBP, HR, 2 R, RBI)
 
TENNESSEE PITCHERS
1. Oscar de la Cruz: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 50 pitches (31 strikes)
2. Luis Lugo: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 PO, 3/3 GO/AO, 43 pitches (27 strikes) 
3. Zach Hedges: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 30 pitches (21 strikes)
4. Wyatt Short: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (8 strikes) 

TENNESSEE ERRORS: NONE 

ATTENDANCE: 22 

WEATHER: Overcast with temperatures in the 70's 

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Comments

Phil, when will Iowa, Tenn, MB, and SB be breaking camp? Thanks.

HAGSAG: They leave over the course of Sunday-Monday, but I don't have the departure times. 

luke hagerty to have left elbow surgery (not TJ) and is expected to miss all of the 2019 season.

doh.

almora/bryant/rizzo/baez/contreras/bote/zobrist(DH)/heyward/zagunis(LF)

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  • Hagsag 12 hours 53 min ago (view)

    Does anyone know what type of injury Amaya has?

     

  • Hagsag 12 hours 57 min ago (view)

    I can not believe what a good 3b he has been playing.

     

  • Wrigley Rat 18 hours 47 min ago (view)

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  • crunch 20 hours 47 min ago (view)

    HR in the 8th.  dope.

     

  • crunch 22 hours 57 min ago (view)

    he's back out in the field in the top 3rd...must be okay, but he sure doesn't look confidently healthy.  *shrug*  off-day tomorrow...

     

  • crunch 23 hours 7 min ago (view)

    p.wisdom seems to have injured his right leg/knee swinging a bat...

     

  • crunch 23 hours 29 min ago (view)

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    ...

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  • Hagsag 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    I am with my hero Zo.

     

  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

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  • Arizona Phil 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

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  • crunch 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    69 (nice) pitches...goes 4.2ip and leaves with a man on 1st

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  • crunch 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    d.ross pulls baez for alcantara for what was either a mental mistake forgetting the outs or totally not hustling by baez in the bottom 4th running the bases.

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  • crunch 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

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  • crunch 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    haha.  ump checked alzolay's hat and glove between innings and declared it all clear.

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