The Future Is Where We Are Going to Spend the Rest of Our Lives
The Amazing Criswell (from Plan 9 from Outer Space): Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown... the mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you, the full story of what happened on that fateful day. We are bringing you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony, of the miserable souls, who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the places. My friend, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Let us punish the guilty. Let us reward the innocent. My friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts...
Lewis Brinson and Kellin Deglan hammered two-run doubles and nine pitchers (including six of their Top 10 pitching prospects--Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez, Andrew Faulkner, Jake Thompson, Luke Jackson, Luis Ortiz, and Jose LeClerc) combined to toss a five-hitter with 13 strikeouts, helping the Rangers Prospects defeat the Cubs Prospects 5-1 in the 2015 Cubs-Rangers Spring Training Futures Game played Monday night at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.
Apparently the Cubs didn't get ALL of the Rangers best prospects in trades over the past three years (at least not yet), because they obviously have a few left in their system (and Rangers #1 prospect Joey Gallo didn't even play in the game).
Willson Contreras knocked-in the lone Cub run with an RBI double, but probably the best overall performance by a Cub position player was turned-in by 2014 #1 draft pick catcher Kyle Schwarber, who walked in both of his At Bats (both times on 3-2 pitches), and also helped Corey Black get out of jams in two different innings by throwing out Ranger baserunners trying to steal (one at 2nd and one at 3rd).
And the best Cub pitching performance was by #1 pitching prospect C. J. Edwards (acquired from the Rangers in the Mattt Garza trade back in 2013), who retired all six men he faced (K, L-4, K, 4-3, F-9, K - all strikeouts were swinging).
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only)
1a. Jacob Hannemann, RF: 0-3 (3-1, K, 4-3)
1b. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 0-1 (K)
2a. Albert Almora, CF: 1-2 (1B, 5-3)
2b. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 1-2 (1B, F-8, R)
3a. Kyle Schwarber, C: 0-0 (BB, BB)
3b. Willson Contreras, C: 1-1 (2B, HBP, RBI)
4a. Dan Vogelbach, 1B: 0-2 (K, K)
4b. Victor Caratini, 1B: 0-1 (BB, 4-6 FC)
5a. Christian Villanueva, 3B: 0-2 (K, 5-3)
5b. Jeimer Candelario, 3B: 1-2 (F-7, 1B)
6a. Billy McKinney, LF: 0-2 (1-3, K)
6b. Charcer Burks, LF: 0-2 (6-4-3 DP, K)
7a. Mark Zagunis, DH: 0-2 (K, K)
7b. Gioskar Amaya, PH-DH: 0-2 (6-3, P-3)
8a. Danny Lockhart, 2B: 0-1 (BB, P-6)
8b. Chesny Young, 2B: 0-2 (K, 5-3)
9a. Carlos Penalver, SS: 0-2 (K, K)
9b. Gleyber Torres, SS: 1-2 (3B, K)
1. Corey Black: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 65 pitches (39 strikes)
2. C. J. Edwards: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 24 pitches (19 strikes)
3. Armando Rivero: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/FO, 11 pitches (9 strikes)
4. Josh Conway: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/FO, 26 pitches (15 strikes)
5. James Norwood: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/3 GO/FO, 10 pitches (6 strikes)
6. Steve Perakslis: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/FO, 11 pitches (8 strikes)
NOTE: Hunter Cervenka and Juan Carlos Paniagua were on the roster and in the bullpen but did not pitch in the game
CUBS ERRORS: 1
3B Jeimer Candelario - E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Kyle Schwarber: 2-2 CS
WEATHER: Dark (it was a night game) and a bit breezy with temperaures in 80's
crunch 17 hours 45 min ago (view)
kolten wong rumors heating up for the cubs, too. i could live with that. giving nico hoerner 600 ab's a year sounds absolutely terrible after what little he did last year.
Cubster 20 hours 1 min ago (view)
WSCR online reporting that the Cubs are going to watch lefty Carlos Rondon pitch. They desperately need another lefty that breaks down with the regularity of my Comcast service.
crunch 20 hours 15 min ago (view)
imagine being so toxic that you go from a no-doubt 1st or 2nd year HOF'r to having to try for it in your 10th year...and then imagine doubling down on the toxicity every chance you get a chance to redeem yourself.
every time he's called out, even for minor stuff, he piles on more and then complains that people that have an issue with him are "cancelling" him for no good reason.
he deleted a slew of "those people that stormed the capital are great people" posts pre-election so he has some kind of self-awareness in that skull of his somewhere.
Cubster 20 hours 50 min ago (view)
I'm all for removing him from the ballot. His bloody sock already made it. That was enuf.
Dolorous Jon Lester 22 hours 21 min ago (view)
Ranting about how the elections (both his and the other clown's) were stolen.
I hope he ends up one vote short next year, just to really rub it in.
crunch 23 hours 21 min ago (view)
currently he's throwing a tantrum and demanding to be removed from the HOF ballot for 2022.
Hagsag 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
Will Schilling storm the HOF with a mob?
crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
schilling denied (71.1%, 16 votes short).
some people did nazi that coming.
no one inducted this year...aram got 1% of the vote so he found more than 1 vote out there (4 votes). latroy hawkins got 2 votes for being a solid dude to other people (very friendly with the press and pretty much everyone)...sosa got 17% of the vote...
schilling/bonds/clemens are going in their last eligible class in 2022...could be a hell of a "controversial" class...but bonds/clemens need to find 50+ votes.
Sonicwind75 1 day 18 hours ago (view)
Arizona is allowing fans in the stands for indoor NHL hockey games but it's too dangerous to let players following protocals; at least more so than hockey fans, to practice outside in a controlled environment. Wonder how much of that is coming from MLB ownership trying to get a late start and pro-rating player salaries. Stall and save some money until more fans are allowed to attend later in the year.
crunch 1 day 19 hours ago (view)
few hours away from HOF announcements (6pm EST, unless leaked early).
schilling seems to be the only guy with a legit shot this year and i wouldn't be surprised to see no one get elected...
big up aramis rarmirez getting at least 1 known vote on publically shared ballots.
crunch 2 days 16 hours ago (view)
"MLB will hold its first-ever pre-draft combine from June 20-28 in Cary, North Carolina.
The combine will take place at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, with top draft-eligible college and high school players invited. As part of the combine, the top-88 prep players will take part in a tournament through June 26th consisting of eight games."
crunch 2 days 17 hours ago (view)
cactus league officials are requesting MLB delay spring training because of elevated COVID cases + deaths.
their summer peak was 70-80 deaths a week and they're currently at 140-160 deaths a week.
things should be trending down now that most of people that wanted to kill relatives in order to have turkey dinners in NOV/DEC seems to have peaked.
Hagsag 3 days 14 hours ago (view)
$$$$ for trump's defense fund.
Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 14 hours ago (view)
But they got $600 a few months back. Each! That was an unexpected windfall.
Can't wait to see us acquire a 17 year old, 16 year old, 11 year old (all in the 15-30 range of Blue Jays prospects) and one of the shitty Jays surplus OFs. Randal Grichuk jerseys will be the new hot item among Cubs fans.
crunch 3 days 15 hours ago (view)
things are a little tight, we have to be patient with the ricketts family finances.
when TD Ameritrade was fully/completely sold in october they expected to get 26 billion dollars of value on the transaction, but it only got 22 billion dollars. the massive slew of millions that didn't fully come to realization on the ricketts side of that sale stings.
Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 15 hours ago (view)
Trade Hendricks? Cant be true. We're "going to be competitive this year."
Sell the team, Ricketts family.