It's Skulina vs Loux at Extended Spring Training
Bryant Flete singled, doubled, walked twice, stole a base, and scored a run, Ricardo Marcano singled, tripled, and scored two runs, Adonis Paula ripped an RBI double and a single and drove-in another run with an RBI GO, and Ho-Young Son singled, doubled, stole a base, and scored a run, in Cubs Extended Spring Training Intrasquad game action this morning on Field #5 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park.
The game was called after 7-1/2 innings with the scored tied 3-3.
Myrtle Beach RHSP Tyler Skulina and Iowa RHSP Barret Loux were the two starting pitchers in the game. Both were left behind in Mesa because they will not get their first scheduled start for another five or six days, and they needed to elevate their pitch counts to 80+ before their first start.
Loux was hit hard, allowing eight hits (five singles, two doubles, and a triple) in his 5.1 IP of work. Acquired from the Texas Rangers as a PTBNL in the 2012 Geovany Soto trade, Loux is attempting to come back after undergoing shoulder surgery post-2013 and UCL elbow ligament transplant surgery (TJS) last season.
On the other hand, Skulina was really dealing, allowing just one run on three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in five innings.
Prior to the Intrasquad game, Frank Batista and Dylan Cease squared-off in a two-inning "sim" game on Field #4.
Here is the box score from the intrasquad game, followed by the current Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster.
SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
X. Barret Loux, P: 1-1 (1-4 SH, 1B)
NOTE: Loux batted 2nd in the bottom of the 2nd and 3rd innings
1. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 1-4 (1B, L-7, K, 6-4-3 DP, PO)
2. Ho-Young Son, SS: 2-3 (F-9, 2B, 1B, R, SB)
3. Kevin Encarnacion, RF: 0-3 (F-7, K, F-7)
4. Kevin Brown, CF: 0-1 (BB, K, BB, 2 R, SB)
5. Roney Alcala, 1B: 0-2 (F-7 SF, L-4, 4-3, 2 RBI)
6. Jhonny Pereda, C-DH: 1-3 (F-7, K, 1B, RBI)
7. Varonex Cuevas, 3B: 0-3 (K, K, F-8)
8. Carlos Jimenez, LF: 0-3 (K, P-6, 6-3)
9. Tyler Pearson, DH-C: 1-3 (K, K, 1B)
10. Roberto Vahlis, DH #2: 0-1 (K, BB)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
1. Bryant Flete, SS: 2-2 (BB, 2B, 1B, BB, R, SB)
2. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 1-4 (K, 1B, K, K)
3. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 0-4 (K, 6-4 FC, 6-3, K)
4. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 0-3 (3-1, BB, K, 3-U)
5. Tyler Alamo, C-1B: 0-4 (L-9, 4-3, L-7, K)
6a. Miguel Rico, 1B-C: 1-3 (1B, F-9, F-9, CS)
6b. Eric Gonzalez, PH-C: 0-1 (6-3)
7. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 2-3 (1B, P-6, 3B, 2 R)
8. Adonis Paula, 3B: 2-3 (2B, 1B, 5-3, 2 RBI, PO)
9. Tyler Skulina, P: NO AB
SQUAD "A" PITCHERS:
1. Barret Loux: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 4 K, 1 PO, 5/5 GO/FO, 80 pitches (53 strikes)
2. Dillon Maples: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 16 pitches (9 strikes)
3. Sam Wilson: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 15 pitches (12 strikes)
SQUAD "B" PITCHERS:
1. Tyler Skulina: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 7 K, 1/7 GO/FO, 81 pitches (56 strikes)
2. David Garner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 15 pitches (10 strikes)
3. Corbin Hoffner: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)
4. Oscar de la Cruz: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/FO, 16 pitches (9 strikes)
SQUAD "A" ERRORS: NONE
SQUAD "B" ERRORS: 1
P Oscar de la Cruz - E-1 (errant throw on pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)
SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Jhonny Pereda: 1-1 CS
2. Tyler Pearson: 0-1 CS
SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Tyler Alamo: 0-1 CS, 1 PO
2. Miguel Rico: 0-1 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's
2015 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER: 61+5
Last updated 4-7-2015
NOTE: The Extended Spring Training (EXST) group (AKA "Eugene/Mesa") is formed during Minor League Camp. This group consists of players who are the replacement cadre for the full season affiliates, players deemed not ready for full-season leagues, and injured players.
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - post-2013 shoulder surgery)
Dylan Cease (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
Oscar de la Cruz
* Andin Diaz
Pierce Johnson (INACTIVE - lat strain)
John Michael Knighton
Mark Malave (ex-C)
Trey Masek (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - 2014 shoulder surgery)
Trey McNutt (INACTIVE - 2014 shoulder surgery)
Erling Moreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - 2014 TJS)
* Ariel Ovando (ex-OF)
* Jose Paulino
Austin Reed (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
* Carson Sands
* Justin Steele
* Sam Wilson
Tyler Alamo (also has been playing 1B)
* Jordan Hankins (ex-3B)
Will Remillard (INACTIVE - 2015 TJS)
Miguel Rico (ex-3B)
# Roney Alcala
* Danny Canela (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
# Varonex Cuevas
# Frandy de la Rosa
* Bryant Flete
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college)
Tim Saunders (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Carlos Sepulveda
* Logan Watkins (INACTIVE - torn achilles tendon)
* Kevin Brown
* Kevin Encarnacion (formerly a switch-hitter, he is now hitting only LH)
Calvin Graves (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Jae-Hoon Ha (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Ricardo Marcano
Carmelo Martinez (AZL Cubs Manager)
Gary Van Tol (Eugene Manager)
Oscar Bernard (AZL Cubs Hitting Coach)
Tom Beyers (Assistant Minor League Hitting Coordinator)
Nate Maldonado (Mesa Rehab Assistant Coach)
Ricardo Medina (Eugene Hitting Coach)
Terrmel Sledge (Eugene Assistant Coach)
Anderson Tavares (Eugene Pitching Coach)
Rick Tronerud (Mesa Rehab Pitching Coach)
Ron Villone (AZL Cubs Pitching Coach)
Ty Wright (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES
Sean Folan (AZL Cubs)
Ryan Nordvedt (Eugene)
Chuck Baughman (Assistant Minor League Training Coordinator - Mesa Rehab)
Mike McNulty (Eugene)
Toby Williams (AZL Cubs)
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