Bees Whitewash South Bend & Mr Rogers Bashes the 66ers
Jacob Rogers blasted a grand slam home run (off the roof of the Angels clubhouse) and a triple, Billy McKinney belted a solo HR, singled twice, and scored two runs, Mark Zagunis singled twice, walked, and scored a run, and Paul Blackburn threw 5.2 IP of two-hit shutout ball (no-hitter thru 4.2 IP), leading the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) to a 7-1 victory over the Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angeles Angels Hi-A affiliate) on Field #7, and Mike Bolaski (ex-3B) and four relievers combined to toss a six-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts, as the Burlington Bees (Angels Lo-A affiliate) blanked the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) 5-0 on Field #4, in Cactus League Minor League game action this morning at Diablo Park in Tempe, AZ.
Somewhat appropriately, the Burlington Bees - South Bend Cubs game on Field #4 was delayed for several minutes while a swarm of bees hovered overhead, apparently looking for a landing spot. The players who were on the field at the time hit the ground the way soldiers do when a hand grenade is thrown into their vicinity. This is the second time in two years that bees have descended upon Diablo Park when I've been there (a hive had to be removed from a tractor that was situated in the bullpen at Field #7 last year). Naturally, the Angels have not one but two affiliates (Lo-A Burlington and AAA Salt Lake City) with the "Bees" nickname.
The game on Field #7 was pre-planned as a ten-inning affair so that all of the pitchers scheduled to throw today could get their scheduled work.
Here are the abridged box scores from the two games (Cubs players only):
SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1a. Charcer Burks, LF: 1-1 (1B, BB, BB)
1b. Kevin Brown, LF: 0-1 (K)
2a. Chesny Young, 2B: 1-3 (6-4-3 DP, 1B, 6-4 FC)
2b. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-1 (F-7)
3. Jeffrey Baez, RF: 2-4 (1B, P-4, 1B, 6-3)
4a. Jesse Hodges, 3B: 0-2 (K, K, BB)
4b. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-1 (1B)
5. Justin Marra, DH-C: 0-4 (1-3, K, K, K)
6a. Gleyber Torres, SS: 0-3 (1-3, K, L-5 DP)
6b. David Bote, SS: 0-1 (5-3)
7a. Cael Brockmeyer, C-DH: 0-2 (4-3, L-6)
7b. Ho-Young Son, PH-DH: 0-2 (K, K)
8. Jason Vosler, 1B: 0-3 (L-4, F-7, 4-3)
9. Rashad Crawford, CF: 1-3 (1B, 4-3, K)
SOUTH BEND PITCHERS:
1. Erick Leal: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R (5 ER), 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 6/2 GO/FO, 82 pitches (55 strikes)
2. James Norwood: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 23 pitches (12 strikes)
3. Jasvir Rakkar: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/0 GO/FO, 8 pitches (6 strikes)
4. Francisco Carrillo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 6 pitches (6 strikes)
SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 2
1. SS Gleyber Torres - E-6 (fielding error allowed batter reach base safely)
2. 3B Jesse Hodges - E-5 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely)
SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Cael Brockmeyer: 0-1 CS
MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1. Jake Hannemann, CF-DH: 1-3 (1B, F-9, BB, F-9, R)
2. Mark Zagunis, LF-CF: 2-3 (BB, F-8, 1B, 1B, R)
3. Billy McKinney, RF: 3-4 (1B, HR, 6-3, 1B, 2 R, RBI)
4. Jacob Rogers, 1B-DH: 2-4 (HR, 3B, F-7, K, R, 4 RBI)
5. Jeimer Candelario, 3B: 1-4 (F-7, F-7, K, 1B)
6. Victor Caratini, DH-1B: 2-4 (2B, 4-3, P-3, 1B, R)
7. Danny Lockhart, SS: 0-4 (6-3, 4-3, 4-6-3 DP, 3-U)
8a. Andrew Ely, 2B: 1-2 (1B, F-7, R, RBI)
8b. Miguel Rico, LF: 0-2 (F-9, L-7)
9a. Carlos Penalver, DH #2: 1-1 (3B, RBI)
9b. Wes Darvill, PH-2B: 1-2 (1B, K)
9c. SLOT WAS SKIPPED 4th TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
10. Ben Carhart, C: 0-4 (K, F-7, 5-3, K)
MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS:
1. Paul Blackburn: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 3/10 GO/FO, 89 pitches (55 strikes)
2. Josh Conway: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/3 GO/FO, 23 pitches (16 strikes)
3. Juan Carlos Paniagua: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/3 GO/FO, 18 pitches (8 strikes)
4. James Pugliese: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 15 pitches (9 strikes)
5. Matt Brazis: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 16 pitches (12 strikes)
MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: NONE
WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 90's
crunch 1 hour 34 min ago (view)
he's back out in the field in the top 3rd...must be okay, but he sure doesn't look confidently healthy. *shrug* off-day tomorrow...
crunch 1 hour 44 min ago (view)
p.wisdom seems to have injured his right leg/knee swinging a bat...
crunch 2 hours 6 min ago (view)
“It did not feel good to take Javy out of the game,” Ross said. “I never feel comfortable doing that at all. That's a pit in my stomach and it was in my stomach the entire game.”
“I blame it on myself. I lost the count of the outs,” Báez said. “We talked about it. We're on the same page. I'll be there tomorrow to help the team.”
First.Pitch.120 3 hours 43 min ago (view)
The thing that gets me is that she cheated with the guy providing religous-based pre-marital counseling. Hmmm... this guy is abusing his (quasi-)professional couseling position to pursue an intimate relationship; forgot the parts of the Bible about lying, cheating, & doing dirty by the 2016 WS MVP; and clearly has very conflicted feelings on the marriage construct... yep, I'm blowing up multiple people's lives to ride-or-die with THAT guy.
Hagsag 4 hours 18 min ago (view)
I am with my hero Zo.
crunch 6 hours 20 min ago (view)
whole zobrist thing got fleshed out (no pun) in public now...
Arizona Phil 12 hours 22 min ago (view)
The Cubs have signed C Harrison Wenson (ex-LAA) to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to Hi-A South Bend. Wenson spent five seasons in the Angels organization, and he got an NRI to MLB Spring Training as an extra catcher with the Halos this past spring.
crunch 1 day 53 min ago (view)
69 (nice) pitches...goes 4.2ip and leaves with a man on 1st
4.2ip 3h 1bb 5k, 3r/er (2hr)
alzolay continues to have the HR screw him over. 12 given up in 62.1ip
crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
d.ross pulls baez for alcantara for what was either a mental mistake forgetting the outs or totally not hustling by baez in the bottom 4th running the bases.
cubs are down by 1.
hell of manager power play. hope this plays out well...expect it will.
crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
nico expected back in early july...duffy had a "setback" and is in limbo...bote has started baseball activities, but nowhere near a return time.
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
haha. ump checked alzolay's hat and glove between innings and declared it all clear.
stuff so nasty they wanna make sure you're not on that "sticky fingers" bandwagon.
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
11 pitches, 2 Ks and a hard ground out to start things for alzolay.
i wonder how many pitches he'll be allowed to throw if he can keep the game under control. velocity and movement looks great.
Arizona Phil 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
CRUNCH: The only way this makes sense is if the Cubs promised Ryan when they outrighted him in May that he would be added back to the MLB 40-man roster within a certain number of days or by a certain date (June 20th). Otherwise, it makes no sense.
Ryan did have the right to elect free-agency when he was outrighted, but he accepted the assignment.
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
alzolay activated, k.ryan down. ryan was brought up less than 24 hours ago and not used yesterday. he was already earlier optioned to AAA and the cubs DFA'd r.stock to add ryan to the 40-man yesterday. odd use of the roster, kinda...
Wrigley Rat 1 day 21 hours ago (view)
Exactly what I needed - thanks AZPhil!
Arizona Phil 2 days 9 min ago (view)
I doubt that whatever changes are made in the new CBA regarding compensation draft picks for losing a Qualified Player will be implemented in the 2022 draft. They might, however, remove the penalty of losing a draft pick after signing a qualified player, and that could easily be implemented in the 2022 draft. That would seem to be a demand the MLBPA would make that the MLB owners could accept.