Lackey Sharp at Riverview
Eloy Jimenez knocked-in two runs with a 1st inning RBI double and a 9th inning RBI single, Andruw Monasterio ripped a single and an RBI double, scored a run, and stole a base, and Donnie Dewees tripled, walked, and scored, helping the South Bend Cubs edge the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5-4 on Field #4, and David Freitas singled twice, walked, and smacked a two-run HR, Matt Murton drilled a two-run double, singled twice, reached base on an HBP, stole a base, and scored a run, Juan Carlos Perez tripled twice, drove-in a run, and scored another, and Jeimer Candelario walked four times, leading the Iowa Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Tennessee Smokies on Field #6, in Minor League Camp doubleheader action Thursday morning at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
RHSP John Lackey was left behind in Mesa when the Cubs departed for Las Vegas, and so he got the start for Iowa on Field #6. The big right-hander worked seven innings (100 pitches - 62 strikes), allowing two runs (both earned) on five hits (four singles and a double) and a walk, with eight strikeouts (five swinging), and a 7/5 GO/AO. At one point he retired eleven in a row.
Miguel Montero served as Lackey's catcher, and went 0-3 at the plate (a FO, an inning-ending GIDP, and a K-swinging on what was a nine-pitch AB) and 0-3 CS (with one throwing error), but he did pick a runner off 2nd base.
Billy McKinney hammered a double and a triple in a losing cause for Tennessee.
RHSP Jen-Ho Tseng had a rough outing for the Smokies on Field #6, allowing ten hits (including two triples and a double) and four walks in 4.1 IP.
The game on Field #4 was extended an extra half-inning so that all of the pitchers who were scheduled to throw could get their work.
Because the MLB Cubs took a number of minor leaguers with them to Vegas, several players were temporariliy moved-up from a lower level group to augment the rosters of the four squads playing at Riverview.
Here are the box scores from the two games:
SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 2-4 (1B, 2B, 1-3, L-7, R, RBI, SB)
2. Robert Garcia, RF: 1-4 (L-5, 6-5 FC, K, 1B, R, SB, CS)
3. Eddy Julio Martinez, CF: 1-4 (1B, K, F-8, 6-3, R, RBI)
4. Eloy Jimenez, LF: 2-4 (2B, 1-3, F9, 1B, R, 2 RBI)
5a. Matt Rose, 3B: 0-2 (4-3, F-7)
5b. Adonis Paula, 3B: 0-2 (K, K)
6. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 1-4 (1B, K, 3-1, L-8, RBI, PO)
7. P. J. Higgins, C-DH: 1-4 (1B, F-8, K, 6-3)
8. Marcus Mastrobuoni, DH-C: 2-4 (4-6-3 DP, 2B, 1B, 1-3)
9a. Chris Pieters, 1B: 0-3 (K, 1-3, 4-3)
9b. Tyler Payne, PH-1B: 0-1 (5-3)
10. Donnie Dewees, DH #2: 1-2 (3B, 4-3, BB, R)
MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1. Rashad Crawford, CF: 1-4 (F-7, F-7, 1B, K, PO)
2. Charcer Burks, DH: 0-3 (6-3, 5-3, F-9, BB, CS)
3. Ian Happ, 2B: 0-4 (K, K, 5-3, K)
4. Gleyber Torres, SS: 2-4 (L-8, 1B, F-9, 1B, R, CS)
5. Jeffrey Baez, RF: 1-3 (K, 1B, K, BB, R, 2 SB)
6a. Ian Rice, C: 0-2 (P-4, F-9, BB, R)
6b. Tyler Alamo, C: 0-0 (F-7 SF, RBI)
7. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 2-3 (K, 1B, 1B, F-7 SF, R, RBI)
8a. Andrew Ely, 3B: 1-3 (F-8, K, 1B, RBI)
8b. Jesse Hodges, 3B: 0-0 (HBP)
9. Shawon Dunston Jr, LF: 0-3 (BB, 6-4 FC, L-6, F-9)
SOUTH BEND PITCHERS:
1. Kyle Miller: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 24 pitches (15 strikes)
2. Greyfer Eregua: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 31 pitches (20 strikes)
3. Tyler Peitzmeier: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 PO, 2/2 GO/AO, 30 pitches (20 strikes)
4. John Williamson: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 36 pitches (20 strikes)
5. Scott Frazier: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 0/3 GO/AO, 2 WP, 21 pitches (11 strikes)
MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS:
1. Jake Stinnett: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 6/3 GO/AO, 78 pitches (50 strikes)
2. Zach Hedges: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 4/4 GO/AO, 55 pitches (36 strikes)
3. Daury Torres: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/0 GO/AO, 8 pitches (5 strikes)
SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 2
1. C P. J. Higgins: E-2 (errant throw on stolen base attempt at 2nd base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
2. C Marcus Mastrobuoni: E-2 (overthrow at 3rd base after play at plate allowed runner to score)
SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. P. J. Higgins: 1-3 CS , 1 E (see above)
2. Marcus Mastrobuoni: 0-1 CS, 1 E (see above)
1. Jake Hannemann, CF: 1-4 (3-U, F-9, 1B, P-6, R, RBI, SB)
2. Chesny Young, 2B: 1-4 (1B, 6-3, 4-3, 5-3, SB)
3a. Victor Caratini, C: 1-3 (5-3, 6-3, 1B, RBI)
3b. Erick Castillo, C: 0-1 (6-3)
4. Jason Vosler, 3B: 0-4 (K, F-7, F-7, F-7)
5. Mark Zagunis, LF: 0-3 (5-3, K, BB, K)
6. Billy McKinney, RF: 2-4 (2B, K, K, 3B, PO)
7. Kelly Dugan, DH: 0-2 (K, 3-U)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED THIRD & FOURTH TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER
8. Alberto Mineo, 1B: 0-4 (F-7, K, K, 4-3)
9. Bryant Flete, SS 1-3 (L-7, 1B, K, R, SB)
1. Danny Lockhart, 2B: 2-5 (1B, 1B, 5-3, F-8, 4-3, R, RBI)
2. Juan Carlos Perez, CF: 2-4 (3B, K, 3B, F-8, R, RBI)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FOURTH TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
3. Jeimer Candelario, 3B: 0-1 (BB, BB, BB, 3-U, BB, R, CS, PO)
4. Dan Vogelbach, DH #1: 1-4 (K, 2B, K, 1-3, BB, R)
5. Matt Murton, LF: 3-4 (1B, K, HBP, 1B, 2B, R, 3 RBI, SB)
6. Bijan Rademacher, RF: 1-3 (BB, 1B, F-7, F-7 SF, K, RBI)
NOTE: SWITCHED SLOTS WITH BROCKMEYER FOURTH & FIFTH TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER
7a. Miguel Montero, C: 0-3 (F-9, 3-6-1 DP, K)
7b. Cael Brockmeyer, C: 1-2 (1B, 4-3, R)
8. David Freitas, 1B: 3-3 (1B, 1B, BB, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI)
9. Ben Carhart, DH #2: 0-3 (F-7, 5-3, 6-3)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FOURTH TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
10. Ryan Dent, SS: 2-3 (1B, 6-3, 1B, BB)
1. Jen-Ho Tseng: 4.1 IP, 10 H, 3 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 4 K, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 4/2 GO/AO, 78 pitches (41 strikes)
2. Josh Conway: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 22 pitches (11 strikes)
3. Gerardo Concepcion: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (10 strikes)
4. James Pugliese: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 1/1 GO/AO, 20 pitches (9 strikes)
5. Jordan Minch: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 26 pitches (13 strikes)
1. John Lackey: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 8 K, 7/5 GO/AO, 100 pitches (62 strikes)
2. Brandon Gomes: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 13 pitches (11 strikes)
3. Jeffry Antigua: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 13 pitches (9 strikes)
TENNESSEE ERRORS: NONE
IOWA ERRORS: 1
C Miguel Montero: E-2 (errant throw on stolen base attempt at 2nd base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
TENNESSEE CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Victor Caratini: 1-1 CS
2. Erick Castillo: 0-1 CS
IOWA CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Miguel Montero: 0-3 CS, 1 PO, 1 E (see above)
WEATHER: Mostly sunny with temperatures in the 70's
Dolorous Jon Lester 21 min 28 sec ago (view)
Lots of games where they failed to add on.
Lots of games Strop has single handedly blown, too.
Charlie 51 min 48 sec ago (view)
There are so many candidates. The early season losing streak comes painfully to mind.
Charlie 52 min 16 sec ago (view)
JHey's swing looks like it slipped into groundout mode. That Nico lineout was heartbreaking. :(
Charlie 52 min 57 sec ago (view)
Threw Vanmeter a curve and changeup that both looked great on TV, though Vanmeter didn't offer.
Mike Wellman 2 hours 37 min ago (view)
First thing I'll point to, depending on the final order of finish, is the fact that, for the second year in a row we took the lead off of Hader in the 8th inning of a key late-season game @ Milwaukee & couldn't keep it. The second thing will be the game we led 5-0 after 7 & managed to lose. Nats next face Marlins. Cards come to town licking their chops/beaks to finish us off...
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 44 min ago (view)
They’re toast. Can’t finish games, can’t finish series, and it looks very much like they won’t finish this season.
Hagsag 7 hours 35 sec ago (view)
The Cubbies are in a tough situation. If they make the playoffs, they will have earned it!. Enjoy the ride folks.
Eric S 13 hours 27 min ago (view)
Reds win season series 11-8 - possibly the first thing you point to should the Cubs miss the post season
Eric S 13 hours 34 min ago (view)
Long looking swing for JHey ... and Nico - oof
Eric S 13 hours 35 min ago (view)
Heard Len say Descalso’s name and about had a heart attack. Then heard him say “pinch runner” and settled down a bit
Charlie 13 hours 39 min ago (view)
Contreras's receiving didn't do Norwood any favors in that Vanmeter at-bat. And Norwood needed some favors.
Eric S 13 hours 44 min ago (view)
Gotta do better than three hits in nine innings in a start by Mahle - this one is on the bats
crunch 13 hours 49 min ago (view)
4th pitcher of the inning coming in...neat
crunch 13 hours 54 min ago (view)
crunch 14 hours 1 min ago (view)
i'm all about kemp protecting a lead in the last few innings or getting to play after some pinch running, but that dude's bat is getting way too much work. now that getting him starts isn't a priority he's still getting a lot of early shots off the bench at the plate.
i hope to not see him next season.
Eric S 14 hours 4 min ago (view)
Until Russell gets off the concussion protocol and/or Baez returns, Kemp may be the best option at second for defense, but Bote certainly better there defensively than Happ or Zobrist