Carrera Fires Five Blanks at Riverview
SP Faustino Carrera tossed five shutout innings, Kevin Moreno belted a solo HR (his second round-tripper in two days), Dalton Hurd doubled twice, walked, scored two runs, and threw out a runner on the bases, and Orian Nunez smacked a two-run triple, in Cubs Minor League Camp intrasquad game action Monday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.
The game was pre-planned as a ten-inning contest so that all of the pitchers who were scheduled to throw could get their work.
Faustino Carrera was left behind at Minor League Camp to make his scheduled start for Squad "B" while his teammates were en route to South Bend. (Carrera isn't scheduled to make his first regular season start for the SB-Cubs until next Sunday).
Oscar de la Cruz made the start for Squad "A" and pitched four innings (45 pitches), allowing one run on two hits and no walks, with six strikeouts. The Cubs are keeping ODLC simmering slowly on the back-burner for the time being, but he will get his innings and pitch count ramped up to five innings and 70-80 pitches later this month as he gets closer to the end of his 80-game PED suspension.
Here is the box score from the game:
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
1. Edmond Americaan, RF: 2-3 (1B, P-5, BB, 1B, 2 PO)
2. Brennen Davis, CF: 0-3 (BB, K, 5-3, K, CS)
3. Luis Vazquez, 2B: 1-4 (K, 2B, K, K)
4. Christopher Morel, SS: 2-4 (1B, P-2, 1B, F-8, PO)
5a. Richard Nunez, C: 0-2 (6-3, K)
5b. Jonathan Soto, C: 0-2 (F-8, L-8)
6. Jake Slaughter, 1B: 1-4 (F-9, 1-3, 1-3, 1B)
7. Clayton Daniel, 3B: 0-2 (5-3, L-8, BB)
8. Kevin Moreno, LF: 2-3 (F-8, HR, 1B, R, RBI)
9. Caleb Knight, DH #1: 0-2 (K, BB, K, CS)
10. Henderson Perez, DH #2: 1-3 (5-3, 2B, L-3 DP)
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
1. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-4 (4-3, K, 4-3, 6-3)
2. Josue Huma, SS: 1-4 (K, E-4, 1B, 3-U, 2 PO)
3. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 1-4 (K, F-8, 4-3, 1B, RBI)
4. Alexander Guerra, DH #1: 1-4 (K, P-6, K, 2B)
5. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 0-4 (L-9, K, K, K)
6. Luis Diaz, 3B: 0-2 (K, 4-3, BB, PO)
7. Dalton Hurd, RF: 2-2 (2B, BB, 2B, 2 R, SB)
8. Brandon Vicens, 1-2 (1B, K, BB, R, SB)
9. Raymond Pena, C-DH: 0-3 (K, E-6, 5-3)
10. Orian Nunez, DH-C: 1-3 (1-3, 1-6-3 DP, 3B, 2 RBI)
NOTE: Pena and O. Nunez switched slots third time thru batting order
11. Danny Zardon, DH #3: 1-1 (1B, R)
NOTE: Slot was skipped first two times thru batting order
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "A" PITCHERS:
1. Oscar de la Cruz: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 6 K, 1 PO, 2/3 GO/AO, 45 pitches (32 strikes)
2. Jeremiah Estrada: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 27 pitches (16 strikes)
3. Carlos Vega: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 PO, 2/0 GO/AO, 28 pitches (17 strikes)
4. Sean Barry: 1.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 3/0 GO/AO, 26 pitches (17 strikes)
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "B" PITCHERS:
1. Faustino Carrera: 5.0 IP, 3 H,. 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 PO, 4/4 GO/AO, 2 PO, 57 pitches (36 strikes)
2. Alfredo Colorado: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 0/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (8 strikes)
3. Jack Patterson: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 27 pitches (19 strikes)
4. Niels Stone: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 PO, 0/2 GO/AO, 21 pitches (12 strikes)
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "A" ERRORS: 2
1. 2B Luis Vazquez: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. SS Christopher Morel: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "B" ERRORS: NONE
EUGEBNE/MESA SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Richard Nunez: 0-2 CS
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Raymond Pena: 2-2 CS
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "B" OUTFIELD ASSIST:
RF Dalton Hurd: Batter (Jake Slaughter) thrown out 9-6 attempting to stretch single into double
WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 70's
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