EXST Cubs Run Like a Well-Oiled Machin

Isaac Paredes (2015 IFA - Mexico - $800K bonus) tripled, stole a base, scored two runs, and drove-in two more, Vimael Machin (Cubs 2015 10th round draft pick - VCU) knocked-in two runs with an RBI single and a sacrifice fly, and LHP Manny Rondon (acquired from LAA for C-1B Rafael Lopez last July) tossed three perfect innings with five strikeouts, leading the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Giants in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action this morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.

The Cubs stole six bases in the game. 

Ben Turner and John Riley drilled consecutive two-out RBI singles to highlight a two-run first inning for the Giants. 

RHSP Duane Underwood got the start for the Cubs and worked five innings (62 pitches - 43 strikes), allowing the two first-inning runs mentioned above, five hits (a double and four singles), no walks, four strikeouts (all four swinging), and 5/4 GO/AO, and he retired ten of the last eleven men he faced.  

Shane Victorino (calf strain rehab) played LF for seven innings and went 0-3 (5-3, L-5 DP, F-9).  

John Arguello has game notes at Cubs Den. 



And here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):  


CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Shane Victorino, LF-DH: 0-3 (5-3, L-5 DP, F-9)
1b. Luis Ayala, PH: 0-1 (6-3)
2. D. J. Wilson, CF: 0-3 (3-U, K, 4-3) 
3. Trey Martin, RF: 0-2 (K, F-8, HBP, R, 2 SB)
4. Kelly Dugan, 1B: 0-2 (F-7, 3-U, BB, SB)
5. Jesse Hodges, 3B: 0-1 (BB, BB, K, R)
6. Isaac Paredes, SS: 1-3 (3B, 5-4 FC, FC, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB) 
7. Vimael Machin, 2B: 1-2 (1B, F-8 SF, L-6, 2 RBI)
8. Alberto Mineo, DH #1: 0-3 (4-6-3 DP, 4-3, K)
9a. Tyler Pearson, C: 0-2 (K, 4-3)
9b. Miguel Amaya, C: 0-1 (E-3) 
10. Michael Foster, DH-LF: 0-2 (HBP, E-4, 6-4-3 DP, 2 SB) 

CUBS PITCHERS:
1. Duane Underwood Jr: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 GIDP, 5/4 GO/AO, 62 pitches (43 strikes) 
2. Manny Rondon: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 38 pitches (25 strikes) 
3. Jesus Castillo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 10 pitches (8 strikes) 

CUBS ERRORS: NONE 

ATTENDANCE: 13 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

Comments

Phil, is Underwood about ready to pack for a trip to Tenn.?

HAGSAG: Unless the Cubs want Underwood to get his pitch count up to 75-80 pitches before he goes to Tennessee, today might have been his last EXST start. He did throw 4.1 IP (61 pitches) in an EXST intrasquad game last Wednesday, but he struggled at the end of that outing, whereas today he actually got stronger as the game went on.  

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  • crunch 1 hour 32 min ago (view)

    he's back out in the field in the top 3rd...must be okay, but he sure doesn't look confidently healthy.  *shrug*  off-day tomorrow...

     

  • crunch 1 hour 42 min ago (view)

    p.wisdom seems to have injured his right leg/knee swinging a bat...

     

  • crunch 2 hours 4 min ago (view)

    “It did not feel good to take Javy out of the game,” Ross said. “I never feel comfortable doing that at all. That's a pit in my stomach and it was in my stomach the entire game.”

    ...

    “I blame it on myself. I lost the count of the outs,” Báez said. “We talked about it. We're on the same page. I'll be there tomorrow to help the team.”

     

  • First.Pitch.120 3 hours 41 min ago (view)

    The thing that gets me is that she cheated with the guy providing religous-based pre-marital counseling. Hmmm... this guy is abusing his (quasi-)professional couseling position to pursue an intimate relationship; forgot the parts of the Bible about lying, cheating, & doing dirty by the 2016 WS MVP; and clearly has very conflicted feelings on the marriage construct... yep, I'm blowing up multiple people's lives to ride-or-die with THAT guy. 

     

  • Hagsag 4 hours 16 min ago (view)

    I am with my hero Zo.

     

  • crunch 6 hours 18 min ago (view)

    whole zobrist thing got fleshed out (no pun) in public now...

    https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs/cubs-ben-zo...

     

  • Arizona Phil 12 hours 20 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have signed C Harrison Wenson (ex-LAA) to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to Hi-A South Bend. Wenson spent five seasons in the Angels organization, and he got an NRI to MLB Spring Training as an extra catcher with the Halos this past spring. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 51 min ago (view)

    69 (nice) pitches...goes 4.2ip and leaves with a man on 1st

    4.2ip 3h 1bb 5k, 3r/er (2hr)

    alzolay continues to have the HR screw him over.  12 given up in 62.1ip

     

  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    d.ross pulls baez for alcantara for what was either a mental mistake forgetting the outs or totally not hustling by baez in the bottom 4th running the bases.

    cubs are down by 1.

    hell of manager power play.  hope this plays out well...expect it will.

     

  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    nico expected back in early july...duffy had a "setback" and is in limbo...bote has started baseball activities, but nowhere near a return time.

     

  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    haha.  ump checked alzolay's hat and glove between innings and declared it all clear.

    stuff so nasty they wanna make sure you're not on that "sticky fingers" bandwagon.

     

  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    11 pitches, 2 Ks and a hard ground out to start things for alzolay.

    i wonder how many pitches he'll be allowed to throw if he can keep the game under control.  velocity and movement looks great.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    CRUNCH: The only way this makes sense is if the Cubs promised Ryan when they outrighted him in May that he would be added back to the MLB 40-man roster within a certain number of days or by a certain date (June 20th). Otherwise, it makes no sense.

    Ryan did have the right to elect free-agency when he was outrighted, but he accepted the assignment. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    alzolay activated, k.ryan down.  ryan was brought up less than 24 hours ago and not used yesterday.  he was already earlier optioned to AAA and the cubs DFA'd r.stock to add ryan to the 40-man yesterday.  odd use of the roster, kinda...

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    Exactly what I needed - thanks AZPhil!

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 days 7 min ago (view)

    I doubt that whatever changes are made in the new CBA regarding compensation draft picks for losing a Qualified Player will be implemented in the 2022 draft. They might, however, remove the penalty of losing a draft pick after signing a qualified player, and that could easily be implemented in the 2022 draft. That would seem to be a demand the MLBPA would make that the MLB owners could accept.