Victorino Continues to Rake & Run at Riverview
Shane Victorino (calf strain) drilled a line-drive double into the left-field corner and scored and blooped a single to center and stole a base, Kelly Dugan slugged a solo home run, and RHSP Kyle Miller hurled 3.1 IP of one-hit shutout ball, in a Minor League Camp intrasquad game played this morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
The game was called after 7-1/2 innings of play.
Victorino played RF for four innings and batted three times (2B, 1-3, 1B). He is running OK, and in addition to stealing a base (he also stole a base yesterday), he even tried to lay down a bunt single (he was retired 1-3 on a nice play by pitcher Manny Rondon).
No sign of Javy Baez on the field today. Baez was beaned on the helmet by a Tyler Skulina fastball yesterday (although he did not appear to be seriously injured and left the field under his own power, he did go directly to the clubhouse, presumably to be tested for a concuussion).
Here is the box score from today's game:
SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
1. Robert Garcia, CF: 0-3 (3-U, K, 1-3, BB)
2. Vimael Machin, 2B: 0-4 (3-1, 6-3, 4-3, 4-1)
3a. Kelly Dugan, 1B: 1-3 (F-8, F-9, HR, R, RBI)
3b. Tyler Payne, PH-1B: 0-0 (BB)
4a. Yohan Matos, LF: 0-3 (F-7, F-9, K)
4b. Michael Foster, LF: 0-1 (4-3)
5. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 0-2 (K, BB, K)
6. Alex Bautista, RF: 0-2 (K, HBP, F-9)
7a. Miguel Amaya, C: 0-2 (5-3, 5-U FC)
7b. Marcus Mastrobuoni, C: 0-1 (L-8)
8. Sutton Whiting, 2B: 2-3 (1B, 1B, K)
9. Kevin Zamudio, DH: 0-3 (6-3, P-4, P-6)
SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
X. Shane Victorino, RF: 2-3 (2B, 1-3, 1B, R, SB)
NOTE: Victorino batted 3rd in the bottom of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings
1a. Kevonte Mitchell, LF: 0-3 (4-3, K, E-4, R)
1b. Kwang-Min Kwon, LF: 0-1 (6-3)
2. Ricardo Marcano, DH-RF: 1-2 (K, 1B)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED SECOND TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
3. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 1-3 (4-3, 3B, 6-4-3 DP, R)
4. Jesse Hodges, 3B: 0-2 (F-9, F-9 SF, P-6, RBI)
5. Chris Pieters, 1B: 1-3 (K, 1B, F-8)
6. Roberto Caro, CF: 2-3 (1B, K, 1B, R, SB, CS)
7a. Alberto Mineo, C: 0-1 (BB, F-9, R)
7b. Tyler Pearson, C: 0-1 (5-3)
8. Edgar Rondon, 2B: 1-3 (1B, F-8, K, RBI)
9a. Eric Gonzalez, DH #2: 1-2 (1B, P-5, 2 RBI)
9b. Gustavo Polanco, PH: 0-1 (K)
SQUAD "A" PITCHERS::
1. Manny Rondon: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 3/1 GO/AO, 48 pitches (30 strikes)
2. Jesus Castillo: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 0/4 GO/AO, 31 pitches (17 strikes)
3. Pedro Araujo: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 9 pitches (7 strikes)
4. Enrique de los Rios: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 6 pitches (5 strikes)
5. M. T. Minacci: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 11 pitches (8 strikes)
SQUAD "B" PITCHERS:
1. Kyle Miller: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 5/2 GO/AO, 41 pitches (26 strikes)
2. Erling Moreno: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 3/3 GO/AO, 31 pitches (17 strikes)
3. Jose Rosario: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 13 pitches (8 strikes)
4. John Michael Knighton: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 11 pitches (7 strikes)
5. Alexander Santana: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 15 pitches (5 strikes)
SQUAD "A" ERRORS: 1
2B Sutton Whiting: E-4 (two-base fielding error allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely)
SQUAD "B" ERRORS: NONE
SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Miguel Amaya: 0-2 CS
2. Marcus Mastrobuoni: 1-1 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's
Cubster 1 hour 57 min ago (view)
high fives followed by Rizzo passing out hand sanitizer
how do you socially distance the dogpile?
crunch 16 hours 32 min ago (view)
cubs in 11!
7-2 record to start the year.
the "socially distanced high-5s" in the middle of the infield is good stuff.
crunch 17 hours 9 min ago (view)
been a while since i've seen a solid home plate collision...couldn't be avoided.
crunch 17 hours 24 min ago (view)
game on...stupid rain delay...
Charlie 18 hours 13 min ago (view)
Any other readers in southern Il.--are you blacked out of Cubs games? My dad is always blacked out as of this year even though MLB tv lists his zip as blacked out for Cards only.
Sonicwind75 18 hours 46 min ago (view)
When then is ever over, gonna have to have some of them Magic City wings, they must be something!
Cubster 19 hours 2 min ago (view)
For all the heat Lester took to this point, he's really "pitched" excellent in both starts. In fact, the entire starting staff has been really good. Bullpen not so much although I've liked Jeffress.
crunch 19 hours 13 min ago (view)
cepedes is "opting out" of 2020, but didn't let the team properly know. glad they found him.
Eric S 19 hours 25 min ago (view)
60 game schedules are a perfect fit for Lester. Hell, if we know 2021 will also go 60, Cubs could do a lot worse than re-signing Big Jon
crunch 19 hours 26 min ago (view)
we're 10-ish games in and the future is looking dim for finishing the season, much less forming a 16-team post-season.
at this point it seems making it to playoffs with enough people to fill a roster is a wiser move than actually winning games.
Eric S 19 hours 28 min ago (view)
Magic City wings could be in play here.
Eric S 19 hours 32 min ago (view)
Well done, Dr Cubster
Cubster 19 hours 33 min ago (view)
more on Cardinals...
Jeff Passan says: The latest round of coronavirus tests from the St. Louis Cardinals are, in the words of someone with the team, "not good." There are expected to be multiple new positives, sources tell ESPN. Cardinals took more tests this morning, and results of those should arrive by tonight.
Robt Murray: The St. Louis Cardinals have multiple new positive tests, according to sources with direct knowledge.
crunch 19 hours 45 min ago (view)
...and no one seems to know where y.cespedes (NYM) is...didn't show up for the game today and isn't answering calls. they're on the road @ATL.
Cubster 19 hours 49 min ago (view)
Telecast with Len/JD saying that several more Cardinals tested positive this am. Can't find it on twitter or net yet.
Another Pirate pitcher removed with injury.
KB in Covid protocol even though he had a negative rapid test today.
This is stressful.
crunch 20 hours 2 min ago (view)
contreras breaks up the no-hitter with a double in the 5th.
lester needs to throw a complete game today.