Angels Top Cubs at Sloan Park
Jabari Henry belted a two-run home run and Gleyvin Pineda singled twice, stole a base, and scored twice, leading the Angels to a 3-1 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training Opening Day game action this morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.
The Cubs are playing their EXST home games in the stadium (Sloan Park) this year rather than at the Riverview backfields to take advantage of the state-of-the-art Statcast tracking technology that is available at the stadium (only).
Shane Victorino (calf strain) continued his rehab and played LF for all nine innings, collecting two singles and a walk and a run scored, Cubs top pitching prospect RHP Dylan Cease tossed three innings of shutout ball, and Kelly Dugan walked, singled, and drove-in the lone Cub run with a sacrifice fly.
RHRP Aaron Crow (ex-KC - April 2015 TJS rehab) threw an inning for the Cubs and was not particularly impressive, allowing the Henry two-run bomb.
John Arguello has game notes & pictures from the game at Cubs Den...
And here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
1. Shane Victorino, LF: 2-3 (1B, 1B, BB, 6-3, R, PO)
2. D. J. Wilson, CF: 0-4 (F-8, P-4, P-6, 6-3)
3. Trey Martin, RF: 1-4 (P-2, 1B, L-7, 5-3)
4. Kelly Dugan, 1B: 1-2 (BB, F-8 SF, 3-U, 1B, RBI)
5. Jesse Hodges, 3B: 0-4 (4-3, 6-3, K, F-9)
6. Isaac Paredes, SS-DH: 1-4 (2B, 5-3, K, 6-3)
7. Jonathan Sierra, DH #1: 0-1 (BB, BB, K, SB)
8. Andruw Monasterio, DH-SS: 0-3 (K, 6-3, 6-3)
9. Vimael Machin, 2B: 1-3 (P-5, L-9, 2B)
10a. Jhonny Pereda, C: 0-2 (K, 6-3)
10b. Eric Gonzalez, C: 0-1 (K)
1. Aaron Crow: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 1/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (12 strikes)
2. Dylan Cease: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 42 pitches (22 strikes)
3. Jose Paulino: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 4/1 GO/AO, 44 pitches (26 strikes)
4. Alexander Santana: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 10 pitches (7 strikes)
5. Yapson Gomez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 6 pitches (4 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: NONE
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Jhonny Pereda; 1-2 CS
CUBS OUTFIELD ASSISTS:
CF D. J. Wilson - batter thrown out 8-6-5 attempting to stretch double into triple
WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 70's
CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER:
79 ACTIVE (includes ACTIVE REHAB)
14 LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB or INACTIVE
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Jeffry Antigua
Frank Batista (INACTIVE - knee surgery)
Dallas Beeler (ACTIVE REHAB - right shoulder inflammation)
Jordan Brink (INJURY REHAB GROUP - post-2015 right shoulder surgery)
Aaron Brooks (INJURY REHAB GROUP - hip contusion)
Aaron Crow (ACTIVE REHAB - April 2015 TJS)
Oscar de la Cruz (INJURY REHAB GROUP - elbow)
Enrique de los Rios
* Andin Diaz (INJURY REHAB GROUP)
Wander Feliz (ex-OF)
P. J. Francescon (RESTRICTED LIST - ACTIVE)
Francisco Garay (ex-INF)
* Yapson Gomez
Tanner Griggs (RESTRICTED LIST - ACTIVE)
Luis Hernandez (INJURY REHAB GROUP)
* Bryan Hudson
John Michael Knighton
* Jack Leathersich (INJURY REHAB GROUP - July 2015 TJS)
Gabriel Lima (INJURY REHAB GROUP)
M. T. Minacci
* Pablo Ochoa
* Eugenio Palma
* Jose Paulino
* Tyler Peitzmeier
Jonathan Pettibone (INJURY REHAB GROUP - 2015 right shoulder surgery)
* Manny Rondon
Zac Rosscup (INJURY REHAB GROUP - left shoulder inflammation)
Duane Underwood Jr (ACTIVE REHAB - elbow)
Jose Zapata (INACTIVE - player coach)
* Alberto Mineo
Will Remillard (INACTIVE - April 2016 TJS #2)
* Aramis Ademan
* Kelly Dugan
* Vimael Machin
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college at Boise State)
# Yeiler Peguero
# Yonathan Perlaza
* Chris Pieters
# Edgar Rondon (formerly LH hitter only, now bats both)
Christian Villanueva (INACTIVE - fractured fibula)
* Luis Ayala
# Roberto Caro
# Robert Garcia
* Kwang-Min Kwon
* Ricardo Marcano
Trey Martin (ACTIVE REHAB)
Yohan Matos (ex-C)
* Ruben Reyes
* Abraham Rodriguez
* Jonathan Sierra
# Shane Victorino (ACTIVE REHAB)
* D. J. Wilson
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH:
Hagsag 3 hours 40 min ago (view)
Cardinals have two games left with Detroit, not the Cubs.
blockhead25 9 hours 21 min ago (view)
Ahh, 2 games against the Tigers, but seems to imply they'd only play those games if it will impact which teams make the playoffs. If the Cardinals win their last 2, I don't believe the other games could impact which Team makes it. Why would Detroit have any incentive to win those games? Well, hope the Cubs won one of the next 2 so it doesn't matter.
crunch 10 hours 6 min ago (view)
yeah, it may be another team. i just know they have a possible monday double header...unless i got that wrong, too.
blockhead25 10 hours 37 min ago (view)
Cubs? We played the cards the full 10 slate?
if Cards make playoffs, I would think they'd want nothing to do with having to play a double header Monday to improve playoff seeding.
crunch 10 hours 45 min ago (view)
the cubs may or may not have to play a doubleheader vs STL on monday depending on the next game or 2...i think
blockhead25 10 hours 48 min ago (view)
How did the Cubs not just clinch the division?
Aren't the Cards only scheduled for 58 games?
beat Cards can do is 31-27. Worst Cubs can do is 33-27.
crunch 11 hours 7 min ago (view)
j.baez is batting left handed...and hits a double.
CWS have a position player "pitching"
crunch 11 hours 9 min ago (view)
2nd contreras homer...no bat flip, no staring down the pitcher, quick trip around the bases, into the dugout.
crunch 11 hours 10 min ago (view)
i wish more non-AFL winter league was televised. dominican, puerto rico, etc...you can straight up showboat if you've earned it on a play without having to deal with retaliation (most of the time). bat flips, pitcher celebrations, swagger home run trots, etc...all fair game. it's you know...fun.
Craig A. 11 hours 34 min ago (view)
Plunking a guy for a bat flip only proves the pitcher has thin skin and short fingers. I'm glad Contreras scored.
Cubster 11 hours 49 min ago (view)
I goofed wrt Bluejays/Astros. They clinched a WC #2 and 8 seed but Houston has a lock on West div team 2. The Indians will be 7 seed and wild card #1, abd team #3 from the central
crunch 11 hours 50 min ago (view)
hey, guess who just got a fastball in the back.
crunch 12 hours 39 min ago (view)
that contreras bat flip, tho...
Cubster 14 hours 8 min ago (view)
Cards lose game 1 of DH w Brewers
crunch 15 hours 17 min ago (view)
happ / rizzo / contreras(DH) / heyward / baez / schwarber / caratini / kipnis / hoerner(3rd)
eloy will not start this weekend for CWS and may be unavailable to pinch hit, too (foot injury).
Dolorous Jon Lester 15 hours 26 min ago (view)
Even more of a shame when you consider we gave up a decent prospect for him