Russell & Tseng in Action but Morel & Soto Go Deep at Riverview
Christopher Morel and Jonathan Soto stroked two-run home runs in Cubs Minor League Camp intrasquad game action Tuesday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.
Addison Russell (who is serving a 40-game suspension for violation of the MLB-MLBPA joint DV policy) played SS for three innings and went 2-3 with two singles and a strikeout (swinging).
Jen-Ho Tseng started the game for SQUAD "B" but was removed from the game in the 3rd inning. Colin Rea (who had started the game and pitched the first two innings for "SQUAD "A") relieved Tseng and pitched the 3rd inning for SQUAD "B." Tseng had been left behind in Mesa when his Iowa teammates left town so that he could stay in his rotation slot and get his scheduled work (he was not projected to make his first start for Iowa until next Sunday or Monday), but based upon his performance today (three runs on five hits -- three singles and two doubles, three walks, a HBP, and a WP, and only 50% strikes, in just two innings of work), that might now be in doubt.
The game was called in the middle of the 6th inning after all of the pitchers who were scheduled to throw in the game got their work.
Here is the box score from the game:
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
X. Addison Russell, SS: 2-3 (1B+E6, 1B, K, R)
NOTE: Russell batted 3rd in the top of the 1st inning, 5th in the 3rd, and 3rd in the 4th
1a. Edmond Americaan, RF: 1-3 (5-3, 1B, K, R, RBI, SB)
1b. Richard Nunez, PH: 0-1 (K)
2. Brennen Davis, CF: 1-2 (5-3, BB, 1B, 2 R, SB)
3. Luis Vazquez, DH-SS: 1-2 (BB, 2B, 1-3, 2 RBI, CS)
4. Christopher Morel, DH #2: 1-1 (HBP, HR, BB, R, 2 RBI)
5. Jake Slaughter, 3B: 0-1 (K, HBP, HBP)
6. Clayton Daniel, 2B: 1-2 (1B, P-4, BB, R, RBI, CS)
7. Kevin Moreno, LF 0-2 (BB, K, F-8)
8. Raymond Pena, 1B-DH: 1-3 (L-7, E-5, 2B, R)
NOTE: R. Pena and K. Moreno switched slots second time thru batting order
9. Henderson Perez, C-DH: 0-3 (K, 5-3, F-9)
10. Danny Zardon, DH-C: 1-2 (2B, BB, F-8, R)
NOTE: Zardon and H. Perez switched slots second time thru batting order
11. Jonathan Soto, DH-1B: 1-1 (BB, HR, R, 2 RBI, CS)
NOTE: Slot was skipped first time thru batting order
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
1. Fernando Kelli, CF: 1-2 (K, 1B)
2. Josue Huma, SS: 1-2 (1B, 1-3-5 DP, RBI)
3. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 0-2 (K, K)
4. Jesse Hodges, DH-3B: 0-2 (5-3, L-5)
5. Luis Diaz, 3B-DH: 0-1 (6-3, BB, R, SB)
6. Alexander Guerra, DH #2: 0-1 (P-2, BB)
7. Dalton Hurd, RF: 0-1 (K, BB)
8. Brandon Vicens, LF: 1-2 (5-3, 1B, RBI)
9. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 0-2 (K, 5-4-3 DP)
10. Orian Nunez, DH #3: 0-1 (K)
11. Caleb Knight, C: 1-1 (2B, R)
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "A" PITCHERS:
1. Colin Rea: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 34 pitches (23 strikes)
2. Ivan Medina: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 23 pitches (15 strikes)
3. Danis Correa: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 28 pitches (13 strikes)
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "B" PITCHERS:
1. Jen-Ho Tseng: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 44 pitches (22 strikes)
2. Colin Rea: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 0/1 GO/AO, 24 pitches (13 strikes)
3. Carlos Ocampo: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 2/0 GO/AO, 33 pitches (12 strikes)
4. Pablo Ochoa: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 0/3 GO/AO, 34 pitches (23 strikes)
COMBINED PITCHER (pitched for SQUAD"A" & SQUAD "B"):
Colin Rea: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 2/2 GO/AO, 58 pitches (36 strikes)
NOTE: Rea pitched 1st & 2nd innings for for SQUAD "A", then 3rd inning for SQUAD "B"
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "A" ERRORS: NONE
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "B" ERRORS: 2
1. SS Josue Huma: E-6 (errant throw to 1st base on infield single allowed batter to advance to 2nd)
2. 3B Luis Diaz: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Henderson Perez: 1 PB
2. Danny Zardon: 0-1 CS
EUGENE/MESA SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Caleb Knight: 3-5 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
crunch 6 hours 1 min ago (view)
side note...k.wong is on 1st putting on one of those "baserunning mitts" (hand protection for sliding) that's extending past the length of his hand/fingers by at least 2-3 inches.
they're going to have to start regulating this piece of equipment if this keeps up...
crunch 8 hours 6 min ago (view)
Q with LAA in his debut for them...HBP, a wild pitch, and BB through 7 pitches...then 3 pop-outs to follow.
blah blah spring training...
baseball on TV...neat.
First.Pitch.120 11 hours 22 min ago (view)
We just traded for Maddux!!! ......... nope, the other one.
crunch 23 hours 52 min ago (view)
yeah, i'm just saying i did consider piling onto it with a troll-level post about the trade...it's practically asking to be written that way.
jeff passan did it quite well... https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/136577746706...
that said, i had no idea zach bryant existed before today, but his early numbers looked oddly good (which means nothing without context that early in his career).
Charlie 1 day 31 min ago (view)
Oh, I mean the trade. You were quite diligent in posting!
crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
i contemplated writing the post totally trolled out as hell with "zach" coming after a wall of text.
i decided the cubs being cheap was enough pre-season punishment without piling on.
Charlie 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
This is a straight up troll
crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
rsox aquiring ZACH bryant from the cubs.
ptbn from the josh osich deal.
totally useless trade...hopefully not a terrible loss.
Hagsag 2 days 7 hours ago (view)
Chase Strumpf and Andy Weber invited to the ML camp.
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 12 hours ago (view)
Ryan Tepera returns. Major League deal
crunch 3 days 10 hours ago (view)
spring training TV is usually fluid...adding and subtracting broadcast games...
first cubs TV (as of now) is March 3 (wednesday) on ESPN at 3pm EST.
radio broadcasts available for almost every game that's not televised. the cubs get going on monday and some other teams will start the day before.
crunch 4 days 7 hours ago (view)
dj snelton's left elbow is screwed up...6 weeks rest then re-evaluate.
looks like he's going to try to avoid having surgery.
Arizona Phil 4 days 23 hours ago (view)
AAA leagues really need to play through the month of September, because with September rosters being limited to 28 instead of 40, players will need to be moved back & forth between MLB and AAA throughout the month of September instead of just through the month of August.
Mike Wellman 6 days 6 hours ago (view)
I get you, SW. Here in Des Moines, Cardinal fans flocked to I-Cub games when Memphis Redbirds were in town. That won't happen in '21 and even if it does in '22 & beyond it won't be as frequent as when they were in the same division. Not that I'll miss seeing Cardinal gear @ our ballpark...
Dolorous Jon Lester 6 days 8 hours ago (view)
Ervin claimed by Braves. So we lose a potential future (and also current) asset in exchange for one year of a very mediocre Jake Marisnick.
This team has no direction at the moment.
Sonicwind75 6 days 8 hours ago (view)
As a midwest kid now living in Texas, new scheduling is a bummer. Only get a chance to drive and see Cubs once every 3 years with interleague. Really looked forward to those games in Round Rock and the one season in San Antonio. I understand it makes more sense in the big picture, just selfishly disappointed.