Pertuz Celebrates Return to Mesa

Fabian Pertuz belted a solo HR and an RBI single, Rafael Mejia drilled a solo HR and a double, Edmond Americaan smacked an RBI triple and scored a run, Yonathan Perlaza singled twice, walked, and scored a run, and Clayton Daniel roped a two-run single, in Cubs Extended Spring Training intrasquad game action Tuesday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.   

The game was pre-planned as a seven-inning contest. 

Pertuz was signed by the Cubs ($300K signing bonus) as a 16-year old shortstop in August 2017 out of Orlando Cabrera's Prospect Sport baseball academy in Colombia, and he attended both AZ Instructs post-2017 and Extended Spring Training in 2018 and appeared to be on a fast track to bypass the DSL and go directly to the AZL, only to be sent to the DSL last May after struggling both offensively and defensively in EXST game action. Despite the (slight) setback last year, Pertuz should be one of the Cubs top prospects in the AZL in 2019. 

Here is the box score from today's game:  

SQUAD "A" LINEUP
1. Brennen Davis, CF: 0-3 (K, F-9, L-3)
2. Reivaj Garcia, 2B: 0-3 (6-3, K, 4-3)
3. Christopher Morel, SS-3B: 0-3 (E-4, 5-3, K, R)
4a. Marcus Mastrobuoni, C: 1-2 (1B, F-8) 
4b. Jonathan Soto, C: 0-1 (3-1)
5. Richard Nunez, DH #1: 0-1 (K) 
NOTE: Slot was skipped first two times thru batting order
6. Fabian Pertuz, 3B-DH: 2-3 (1B, K, HR, R, 2 RBI)
7. Luis Verdugo, DH-SS: 2-3 (1B, 1B, F-9)
8. Yovanny Cuevas, LF: 0-2 (P-2, 5-4 FC, BB)
9. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 2-3 (HR, 3-1, 2B. R, RBI)
10. Carlos Morfa, DH #3: 1-3 (K, 1B, K, R)
11a. Brandon Vicens, RF: 0-1 (BB, 6-3, CS)
11b. Raymond Pena, PH: 0-1 (K)

SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
1. Fernando Kelli, RF: 1-4 (1B, P-3, 1-3, E-6, R, SB)
2. Edmond Americaan, CF: 1-3 (3B, 4-3, K, 4-3, R, RBI)
3. Luis Vazquez, SS: 0-2 (BB, 5-3, F-8, R)
4. Yonathan Perlaza, 3B-2B: 2-2 (BB, 1B, 1B, R, CS) 
5. Alexander Guerra, C: 1-2 (1B, BB, P-4, R)
6. Ezequiel Pagan, LF: 1-3 (1B, 3-6 FC, 1-U, R, RBI)
7. Josue Huma, 2B-3B: 0-1 (BB, F-7, BB, R, RBI, SB)
8. Jake Slaughter, 1B: 1-3 (1B, F-9, 6-3, R, RBI)
9. Clayton Daniel, DH #1: 1-3 (1B, F-9, F-8, 2 RBI)
10. Luis Diaz, DH #2: 1-3 (1B, K, 4-3, RBI, SB)

SQUAD "A" PITCHERS
1. Carlos Ocampo: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 16 pitches (5 strikes) 
2. Alexander Vargas: 1.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 27 pitches (17 strikes) 
3. Jake Stinnett: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (9 strikes) 
4. Fauris Guerrero: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 13 pitches (8 strikes) 
5. Jack Patterson: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (6 strikes) 
6. Jake Reindl: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (10 strikes) 
7. Ivan Medina: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 9 pitches (7 strikes) 

SQUAD "B" PITCHERS
1. Kohl Franklin: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 23 pitches (17 strikes) 
2. Jeremiah Estrada: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 0/1 GO/AO, 18 pitches (11 strikes) 
3. Casey Ryan: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 14 pitches (7 strikes) 
4. Alfredo Colorado: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GP/AO, 10 pitches (8 strikes) 
5. Sean Barry: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 11 pitches (5 strikes) 
6. Maikel Aguilar: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 3/0 GO/AO, 8 pitches (4 strikes) 
7. Pablo Ochoa: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 11 pitches (9 strikes) 
8. Blake Whitney: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 0/1 GO/AO, 20 pitches (12 strikes) 

SQUAD "A" ERRORS: 2 
1. 1B Rafael Mejia: E-3 (missed catch on attempted pick-off at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd) 
2. SS Luis Verdugo: E-6 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 

SQUAD "B" ERRORS: 1 
2B Josue Huma: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 

SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Marcus Mastrobuoni: 1-2 CS 
2. Jonathan Soto: 0-1 CS 

SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE
Alexander Guerra: 1-1 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 10 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 

Arizona 
Scoring 
Service 

"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 

Comments

Phil, I was expecting another wave of Latinos. Is the camp full?

everyone is gonna love the ozuna (STL) non-defensive highlight from tonight's game.  epic misjudging of a ball...

dude has a gold glove, btw...just saying...

The Cubs have released minor league LHP Jonathan Bruzual, RHP Fernando Calderon, C Daniel Diaz, INF Henrry Pedra, and OF Jose Alonso Gaitan.  

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  • crunch 6 hours 13 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 19 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 34 min ago (view)

    We just traded for Maddux!!!   ......... nope, the other one.

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 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 44 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.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player...

    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 13 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 7 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.