Cubs Sweep Giants & Beeler Continues Rehab at Riverview Park
Roney Alcala (RBI single), Jhonny Pereda (RBI double), and Jose Paniagua (RBI double) drilled run-scoring hits to highlight a three-run 2nd inning and Jose Paulino and three relievers combined to hurl a two-hitter, leading the Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Giants on Field #5, and Jordan Hankins ripped a double and an RBI single and Frandy de la Rosa doubled, singled, and scored a run, as the Cubs edged the Giants 3-2 on Field #6, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training split-squad doubleheader action this morning at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park.
The Cubs scored three runs on six hits (four singles, a double, and a triple), two walks, and a HBP off veteran RHP Kevin Correia in four innings on Field #6.
On the Cubs MLB 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation, RHP Dallas Beeler got a rehab start for the Cubs on Field #6, allowing two runs (both earned) on four hits and two walks in 4.1 IP (69 pitches). He struck out two (both swinging) with a 6/5 GO/FO.
Beeler looked better today than he did in his first EXST rehab start versus the Rockies at Salt River Fields last Wednesday when he allowed four runs on eight hits (five singles, a double, a triple, and a two-run home run) in just three innings of work (61 pitches), retiring the first seven Giants he faced (K, 4-3, F-7, 3-1, 5-3, F-9, P-6) before allowing a walk and a single in the top of the 3rd, and two singles, a double, and a walk in the top of the 4th. His fastball velocity sat consistently at 93-94 MPH and topped out at 95, but he had trouble commanding his secondary stuff (breaking ball and change-up) the second time through the batting order.
It is unknown at this time if Beeler will get another rehab start in Arizona, or if he will make his next start at AAA Iowa.
In EXST Cubs roster news, Cubs 2013 15th round draft pick RHRP Michael Wagner has been moved up to AAA Iowa. Wagner was the closer at the University of San Diego prior to getting drafted and signing with the Cubs in 2013, and he was a teammate of Kris Bryant at USD.
Also, 20-year old Dominican RHP Santiago Rodriguez and 17-year old Venezuelan switch-hitting SS Andruw Monasterio have been added to the Cubs Extended Spring Training roster. Rodriguez was at Instructs last fall, while Monasterio will be making his U. S. debut.
Here are the abridged box scores from today's games (Cubs players only)
SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
1. Roberto Caro, CF: 0-4 (4-3, 6-3, 4-3, 1-3)
2. Carlos Sepulveda, SS-DH: 1-3 (1-3, 1B, 6-3)
3. Tim Saunders, 2B: 0-3 (K, P-4, K)
4. Kevin Encarnacion, RF: 0-3 (1-3, E-5, 5-3)
5. Bryant Flete, DH-SS: 0-3 (E-7, K, L-6, R)
6. Roney Alcala, 1B: 1-3 (1B, 1-3, K, R, RBI)
7a. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 1-2 (1-3, 2B)
7b. Varonex Cuevas, 3B: 0-1 (K)
8. Jhonny Pereda, C-DH: 1-1 (2B, 3-U SH, R, RBI)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED THIRD TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
9. Jose Paniagua, LF: 2-3 (2B, 1-2 FC, 1B, RBI)
10a. Roberto Vahlis, DH #2: 1-1 (1B)
10b. Carlos Jimenez, PH: 0-1 (K)
10c. Miguel Rico, C: 0-1 (4-3)
SQUAD "A" PITCHERS:
1. Jose Paulino: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 28 pitches (16 strikes)
2. Mark Malave: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 13 pitches (7 strikes)
3. Ben Wells: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 4/2 GO/FO, 19 pitches (14 strikes)
4. Daniel Lewis: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GO/FO, 23 pitches (14 strikes)
SQUAD "A" ERRORS: NONE
SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Jhonny Pereda: 0-1 CS
2. Miguel Rico: 0-1 CS
SQUAD "B" LINEUPS:
1. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 0-2 (5-3, K, BB, SB)
2. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B-DH: 2-3 (2B, 1B, K, R)
3. Eloy Jimenez, RF-LF: 0-2 (1-3, BB, K)
4. Tyler Alamo, 1B-DH: 1-2 (3B, HBP, 6-3, R, RBI)
5. Jordan Hankins, DH-1B: 2-3 (1B, 1-2-3 DP, 2B, RBI)
6. Adonis Paula, 3B: 0-3 (5-3, K, K)
7a. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 1-2 (1B, F-8, R)
7b. Jenner Emeterio, RF: 0-1 (F-8)
8. Tyler Pearson, C-DH: 0-2 (BB, K, P-2)
9a. Ho-Young Son, SS: 1-2 (1B, F-9, RBI)
9b. Rafael Narea, SS: 0-1 (F-7)
10. Danny Gutierrez, DH-2B: 0-1 (5-3)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER
11. Eric Gonzalez, DH-C: 0-2 (K, K)
CUBS SQUAD "B" PITCHERS:
1. Dallas Beeler: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 6/5 GO/FO, 69 pitches (43 strikes)
2. Sam Wilson: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GO/FO, 18 pitches (14 strikes)
3. Greyfer Eregua: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 13 pitches (8 strikes)
CUBS SQUAD "B" ERRORS: NONE
CUBS SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Eric Gonzalez: 0-1 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
2015 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER
68 players ACTIVE (including ACTIVE REHAB)
8 players INACTIVE (injury rehab or absent)
NOTE: The Extended Spring Training (EXST) squad consists of players who are the replacement cadre for the full season affiliates, players deemed not ready for full-season leagues, and injured players.
* bats or throws left
# bats both
Dallas Beeler (ACTIVE REHAB - right shoulder inflammation)
Marcelo Carreno (ACTIVE REHAB - post-2013 right shoulder surgery)
Anthony Carter (INACTIVE - unknown type injury)
Dylan Cease (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
Oscar de la Cruz
Enrique de los Rios
* Andin Diaz
Justin Grimm (INACTIVE - right forearm)
Jae-Hoon Ha (ex-OF)
Pierce Johnson (INACTIVE - lat strain)
John Michael Knighton
Mark Malave (ex-C)
Trey Masek (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 right shoulder surgery)
Trey McNutt (INACTIVE - 2014 right shoulder surgery)
Erling Moreno (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
* Ariel Ovando (ex-OF)
* Jose Paulino
Austin Reed (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
Jose Rosario (INACTIVE - unknown-type injury)
* Carson Sands
* Justin Steele
Jacob Turner (INACTIVE - right elbow)
* Sam Wilson
* Jordan Hankins (ex-3B)
Miguel Rico (ex-3B)
# Roney Alcala
# Varonex Cuevas
# Frandy de la Rosa
* Bryant Flete
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college)
# Andruw Monasterio
* Carlos Sepulveda
* Logan Watkins (INACTIVE - 2015 ruptured achilles tendon)
# Roberto Caro
* Kevin Encarnacion (formerly a switch-hitter, he is now hitting only LH)
Calvin Graves (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Ricardo Marcano
Carmelo Martinez (AZL Cubs Manager)
Oscar Bernard (AZL Cubs Hitting Coach)
Tom Beyers (Assistant Minor League Hitting Coordinator)
Ricardo Medina (Eugene Hitting Coach)
Carlos Ramirez (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)
Terrmel Sledge (Eugene Assistant Coach)
Anderson Tavares (Eugene Pitching Coach)
Rick Tronerud (Mesa Rehab Pitching Coach)
Ron Villone (AZL Cubs Pitching Coach)
Ty Wright (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES
Sean Folan (AZL Cubs)
Ryan Nordvedt (Eugene)
Chuck Baughman (Assistant Minor League Training Coordinator - Mesa Rehab)
Mike McNulty (Eugene)
Toby Williams (AZL Cubs)
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Just sign Rick Reuschel and lets move on
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someone put another bottle of left-in-the-car warm water under the cubs hot stove and let's get this one done! woo!
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bryce harper ruined that bat dragging thing for everyone after his ejection years ago at the junior college world series.
also, hurrah for baseball making it's return.
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crunch 2 days 14 hours ago (view)
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