Kevin Moreno Carries the Day at Riverview

Kevin Moreno knocked in four runs with a two-run HR, an RBI single, and a sacrifice fly, stole a base, and scored two runs, Brennen Davis doubled twice, stole a base, and drove-in a run, Clayton Daniel tripled, walked, scored two runs, and collected an RBI with a sacrifice fly, Christopher Morel singled, doubled, stole a base, and scored two runs, and SP Javier Assad hurled 4.2 IP of one-run ball, leading the Eugene/Mesa Cubs (soon to be the Cubs Extended Spring Training squad) to 9-3 thrashing of the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Cubs) in Minor League Spring Training game action Sunday morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Javier Assad was left behind when his Myrtle Beach teammates left town today so that he could get his scheduled work (he will likely start for the Pelicans next Saturday or Sunday). 

Kevin Moreno is from Cuba and is in the U. S. on a work visa (he is - NOT - a defector). The 18 year old's favorite MLB player is Kris Bryant and his father's favorite MLB team is the Cubs (and that was the case before Kevin signed with the Cubs a little over a year ago), and just by observing his batting stance, his mannerisms on the field, and the way he carries himself, it is clear that he has been studying KB very closely.      

Here is the box score from the game: 

SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1. D. J. Artis, CF: 0-4 (K, F-8, P-5, K)
2. Cole Roederer, CF: 1-3 (3-U, 1B, BB, K, R, CS)
3. Fidel Mejia, 3B: 2-3 (1B, 1B, E-6, 2 R) 
4. Jonathan Sierra, RF: 2-3 (2B, 2B, K, RBI)
5. Tyler Durna, 1B: 0-2 (L-4, K, BB)
6. Andy Weber, SS: 1-3 (1B, K, E-4, RBI) 
7. Nelson Velazquez, CF: 0-2 (5-4-3 DP, 6-3, BB) 
8. Delvin Zinn, 3B: 0-3 (5-3, F-8, K) 
9a. Eric Gonzalez, C: 0-1 (K, BB) 
9b. Gustavo Polanco, C: 0-1 (5-3)
10. Rafael Narea, 2B: 1-3 (5-3, 1B, 5-3)

EUGENE/MESA LINEUP:
1. Edmond Americaan, CF: 1-3 (F-7, 6-3. 1B, R, 2 SB) 
2. Brennen Davis, RF: 2-3 (K, 2B, 2B, RBI, SB)
3. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-2 (3B, 5-3, BB)
4. Jake Slaughter, 1B: 0-2 (6-3, HBP, 4-3, CS)
5. Christopher Morel, 3B: 2-3 (2B, 6-3, 1B, 2 R, SB)
6a. Jonathan Soto, C: 0-2 (5-3, L-8)
6b. Caleb Knight, C: 1-1 (2B, R, RBI)
7. Clayton Daniel, 2B: 1-1 (3B, BB, F-9 SF, 2 R, RBI)
8. Richard Nunez, DH #1: 0-0 (HBP, R)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER
9. Kevin Moreno, LF: 2-2 (F-7 SF, 1B, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, SB)
10. Henderson Perez, DH #2: 0-1 (F-8, BB, BB)
11. Raymond Pena, DH #3: 0-3 (K, P-4 DP, F-8)
12. Orian Nunez, DH #4: 0-1 (6-3)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER 

SOUTH BEND PITCHERS
1. Riley Thompson: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 5/4 GO/AO, 66 pitches (38 strikes) 
2. Yunior Perez: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 37 pitches (17 strikes) 
3. Zach Mort: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 2/2 GO/AO, 36 pitches (21 strikes) 

EUGENE/MESA PITCHERS
1. Javier Assad: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 GIDP, 5/3 GO/AO, 72 pitches (50 strikes) 
2. Kohl Franklin: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (9 strikes) 
3. Jose Albertos: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 32 pitches (15 strikes) 
4. Maikel Aguiar: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 14 pitches (9 strikes) 

SOUTH BEND ERRORS: NONE 

EUGENE/MESA ERRORS: 2 
1. SS Luis Vazquez: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. 2B Clayton Daniel: E-4 (errant toss on attempted 4-6 FC allowed runner to reach 2nd base safely)  

SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Eric Gonzalez: 1-1 CS 
2. Gustavo Polanco: 0-5 CS 

EUGENE/MESA CATCHERS DEFENSE
Jonathan Soto: 1-1 CS  

ATTENDANCE: 11 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 70's 

Arizona 
Scoring
Service 

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

Comments

Phil, sorry to correct you, but the name of the infielder is Clayton Daniel. Chase Daniels is the back-up quarterback.

TOM U: That's the second time in the last week I've done that. I'm seeing a specialist tomorrow. 

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  • crunch 13 hours 21 min ago (view)

    at least...

     

  • Charlie 14 hours 16 min ago (view)

    Lester pitched 35 innings today.

     

  • crunch 16 hours 55 min ago (view)

    2019...cubs fan...being thankful heyward and chatwood are around...wtf...

     

  • Eric S 17 hours 41 min ago (view)

    Like having a 5-1 lead going into the ninth?

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 38 min ago (view)

    With our vaunted late inning tandem of Tyler Chatwood and Rowan Wick!

    Who would have thought?

     

  • Jackstraw 18 hours 38 min ago (view)

    Cubs 1-10 with RISP in the series.  Left lots of ducks on the pond.  Could take some of the pressure off the pen.

     

  • Jackstraw 18 hours 40 min ago (view)

    You could hit your thumb with a hammer.  Or take a big bite of wayyyy too hot pizza.  Just sayin.

     

  • Eric S 18 hours 44 min ago (view)

    I’m a little surprised and confused that Bote wasn’t in the infield in the ninth? Wth - need that one out boot to complete my day

     

  • crunch 18 hours 45 min ago (view)

    cubs win!  about time.

     

  • Eric S 18 hours 53 min ago (view)

    Cubs have to scratch mightily to get two runs against the mighty second half buccos

     

  • crunch 19 hours 25 min ago (view)

    K, diving catch by happ for an out, HBP to load the bases, ground out

    phew.

    PIT has loaded the bases 3 times in this game.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 34 min ago (view)

    ...and we're doing more 0 out, men on base stuff...

    2 on, 0 outs...up to 103 pitches and lester's day is done.

    bullpen time.  oh. boy.  neat.

    chatwood in.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 46 min ago (view)

    bryant has not forgotten how to hit homers.

    sweeeeeeeet.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 49 min ago (view)

    2 on, 0 out, and also gets out of that.

    btw, bryant has forgotten how to play 3rd base the past 2 innings...da hell...

     

  • crunch 20 hours 3 min ago (view)

    no one scores!  hell yeah.  phew.

     

  • crunch 20 hours 9 min ago (view)

    walking the pitcher to load the bases with 0 outs.

    this cubbery is thicker than the humidity.