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:
crunch 6 hours 11 min ago (view)
kevin rizzo is in camp with the cubs and is in workouts with the team.
very tiny guy, no power, but he can run down a ball in the field and he's almost impossible to pitch to. time to give him a contract and put him in the OF.
crunch 6 hours 52 min ago (view)
Marquee has added a tuesday game, so now the first televised cubs game is March 2nd (3pm EST)
Arizona Phil 16 hours 42 min ago (view)
The DFA of Robert Stock to make room for Kyle Ryan coming off the CoViD-related IL wil need to be followed by removing another player on the 40 to make room for Ryan Tepera.
It's possible somebody (like a pitcher) is injured to the extent that he might be placed on the 60-day IL, or else maybe somebody else will go on the CoViD-related IL (which is 40-man roster exempt) in the coming days to make room for Tepera.
Arizona Phil 17 hours 17 min ago (view)
The Cubs have signed LHSP Ben Holmes (ex-LAD) and RHRP Jose Moreno (ex-NYM) to 2021 minor league contracts. Both were post-2020 minor league 6YFA and neither has been on an MLB 40-man roster.
Holmes pitched collegiately at Oregon State and has some AAA experience, but Moreno hasn't pitched above Lo-A over the course of seven seasons in the Mets organization.
crunch 1 day 2 hours 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 1 day 4 hours 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 1 day 7 hours ago (view)
We just traded for Maddux!!! ......... nope, the other one.
crunch 1 day 20 hours 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 20 hours ago (view)
Oh, I mean the trade. You were quite diligent in posting!
crunch 2 days 4 min 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 2 days 1 hour ago (view)
This is a straight up troll
crunch 2 days 2 hours ago (view)
rsox aquiring ZACH bryant from the cubs.
ptbn from the josh osich deal.
totally useless trade...hopefully not a terrible loss.
Hagsag 3 days 3 hours ago (view)
Chase Strumpf and Andy Weber invited to the ML camp.
Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 9 hours ago (view)
Ryan Tepera returns. Major League deal
crunch 4 days 7 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 5 days 3 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.