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 

ATTENDANCE: 10 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

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Comments

Regardng the trade today that sent OF Socrates Brito (who was claimed off waivers last week) from San Diego to Toronto....

RESTRICTION ON MAKING WAIVER CLAIMS:
A club is not permitted to make a waiver claim and then trade the player to another club if the purpose or effect of the claim was to prevent a third club from being awarded the waiver claim. (A waiver claim that is judged by the MLB Commissioner to have been made for this purpose will be revoked).

So (for example), if a club with a waiver claim priority anywhere between SD and TOR (that would be CIN, TEX, and SF) claimed Brito last week when he was on waivers but didn't get him because the Padres claimed him, that third club can file a grievance and will almost certainly win. 

This is different from the MLB Rule 5 Draft, where a club can select a player and then trade the selected player to another club with a higher (worse) Rule 5 Draft priority, so that clubs in between the two clubs making the trade can't select the player. Waiver claims aren't like that. 

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  • crunch 14 hours 3 min ago (view)

    at least...

     

  • Charlie 14 hours 57 min ago (view)

    Lester pitched 35 innings today.

     

  • crunch 17 hours 37 min ago (view)

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

     

  • Eric S 18 hours 23 min ago (view)

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

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 19 hours 20 min ago (view)

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

    Who would have thought?

     

  • Jackstraw 19 hours 20 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 19 hours 22 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 19 hours 25 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 19 hours 26 min ago (view)

    cubs win!  about time.

     

  • Eric S 19 hours 35 min ago (view)

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

     

  • crunch 20 hours 6 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 20 hours 16 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 20 hours 28 min ago (view)

    bryant has not forgotten how to hit homers.

    sweeeeeeeet.

     

  • crunch 20 hours 31 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 45 min ago (view)

    no one scores!  hell yeah.  phew.

     

  • crunch 20 hours 51 min ago (view)

    walking the pitcher to load the bases with 0 outs.

    this cubbery is thicker than the humidity.