Sands & Steele Help Cubs Polish-Off Giants in Scottsdale
LHP Carson Sands (Cubs 2014 4th round draft pick) and three relievers combined to toss a three-hitter, Carlos Sepulveda singled twice, stole a base, and scored two runs, and Eloy Jimenez (RBI single) and Adonis Paula (two-run single) contributed run-scoring hits to highlight a four-run 4th inning, as the Cubs cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Giants on Field #1, and Kevin Encarnacion drilled three singles, drove-in two runs, stole a base, and scored a run, Jordan Hankins hammered an RBI double and a single and scored a run, and Justin Steele (Cubs 2014 5th round draft pick) and four relievers combined to hurl a three-hitter, as the Cubs edged the Giants 5-4 on Field #2, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training split-squad doubleheader action this morning at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ.
Chase Compton belted a two-run triple and then scored on a wild pitch to account for three of the Giants runs on Field #2.
The defensive play of the day was a run-saving sliding catch by Cubs CF Roberto Caro in right-centerfield in the game on Field #2.
Iowa Cubs catcher Taylor Teagarden (on the I-Cubs 7-day DL with a sore shoulder) continued his EXST rehab, catching seven innings and batting four times in the game on Field #1. He went 2-4 with a double and a single at the plate, scored one run but was also thrown-out on the bases trying to advance from 1st to 3rd on a two-out single, and made a terrible short-hop throw on a stolen base attempt that resulted in an error. Teagarden went 4-4 (three singles and a two-run home run) versus the Rockies on Wednesday, and then he had two more hits in an intrasquad game yesterday. His throwing has been poor, however (not just today, but every day so far).
Ho-Young Son walked twice and was picked-off 1st base again, the third time he has been picked-off 1st base in two EXST games.
The game on Field #1 was called after eight innings, and the game on Field #2 was called with two outs in the top of the 8th
Here is the abridged box score from today's games (Cubs players only):
CUBS SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
1. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 0-4 (K, 4-3, K, 4-6 FC)
2. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 2-4 (K, 1B, 1B, 4-6-3 DP, 2 R, SB)
3a. Taylor Teagarden, C: 2-4 (5-3, 2B, 1B, K, R)
3b. Eric Gonzalez, C: NO AB
4a. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 1-3 (K, 1B, K, R, RBI, SB)
4b. Jenner Emeterio, PH-RF: 0-1 (6-3)
5a. Tyler Alamo, DH: 1-2 (F-8, HBP, 1B, R, RBI)
5b. Wladimir Galindo, PH-3B: 1-1 (1B)
6a. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-3 (F-9, 1B, F-9, 2 RBI)
6b. Rafael Narea, PH-SS: 0-1 (K)
7. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 0-3 (3-1, 3-U, F-7, RBI)
8. Ho-Young Son, SS-DH: 0-1 (BB, BB, P-3, PO)
9. Miguel Rico, 1B: 0-2 (K, F-9, BB)
CUBS SQUAD "A" PITCHERS:
1. Carson Sands: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GO/FO, 24 pitches (17 strikes)
2. John Michael Knighton: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 2/2 GO/FO, 28 pitches (18 strikes)
3. Alexander Santana: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GO/FO, 25 pitches (16 strikes)
4. Yomar Morel: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1/5 GO/FO, 26 pitches (18 strikes)
CUBS SQUAD "A" ERRORS: 1
C Taylor Teagarden - E-2 (overthrow at 2nd base on stolen base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
CUBS SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Taylor Teagarden: 0-1 CS, 1 E (see above)
CUBS SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
1. Roberto Caro, CF: 0-3 (L-7, 1-3, BB, E-5)
2. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 1-4 (K, 2B, F-7, F-8, R)
3a. Tim Saunders, SS: 0-2 (K, F-7)
3b. Bryant Flete, SS: 1-2 (2B, P-5, R)
4. Kevin Encarnacion, RF: 3-4 (P-5, 1B, 1B, 1B, R, 2 RBI, SB)
5a. Jordan Hankins, C-DH: 2-3 (3-U, 2B, 1B, R, RBI)
5b. Roberto Vahlis, PH: 1-1 (1B)
6. Varonex Cuevas, 3B: 2-4 (2B, 1B, K, K, RBI)
7. Jose Paniagua, LF: 0-4 (F-8, K, K, K)
8. Roney Alcala, 1B: 0-3 (4-3, L-6, K)
9. Jhonny Pereda, DH-C: 1-3 (K, 6-3, 1B)
10a. Danny Gutierrez, DH #2: 0-1 (F-7)
10b, Carlos Jimenez, PH: 1-1 (1B, R)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED THIRD TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
11. Tyler Pearson, DH #3: 1-1 (HBP, 1B, 1-3 SH)
SQUAD "B" PITCHERRS:
1. Justin Steele: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 31 pitches (17 strikes)
2. Ben Wells: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3/1 GO/FO, 34 pitches (20 strikes)
3. Greyfer Eregua: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 4/0 GO/FO, 12 pitches (9 strikes)
4. Daniel Lewis: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1/2 GO/FO, 17 pitches (8 strikes)
5. Brad Markey: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)
SQUAD "B" ERRORS: NONE
SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Jordan Hankins: 0-1 CS
2. Jhonny Pereda: 0-1 CS
WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 80's
crunch 5 hours 2 min ago (view)
deleted that link. it was a republished-to-feed article, not a new one, so it's not very useful.
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Is Cubs 3rd draft pick Jordan Nwogu not going to sign? Most teams are done signing. Since the Cubs have the other 4 signed there's not a question of negotiations. I thought Little (using his viral video of 105 mph as leverage) or Moreno being a promising HS SP would be the tough ones.
Jackstraw 5 hours 56 min ago (view)
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Well, that prediction has held up especially well in FL, TX, AZ and CA
George Altman 7 hours 17 min ago (view)
I'm beginning to think maybe this guy doesn't have a good grasp on being President.
crunch 8 hours 47 min ago (view)
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neat. this is going just great.
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Arizona Phil 10 hours 24 min ago (view)
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Cubster 15 hours 55 min ago (view)
Dodger's Stadium is a testing site. Except, you can't just get a test. You have to be symptomatic. Cough, cough...this is really not going well.
Cubster 15 hours 58 min ago (view)
Worrisome. Astros and Nats cancel workouts because of Covid testing delays.
Trumpy: "Anyone who wants a test, can get a test." 3-6-20. Four months ago.
crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
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