Smokie Bombs Pulverize RockHounds at Sloan Park

Jared Young drove-in four runs with a three-run HR and an RBI single, Christopher Morel blasted a three-run HR, doubled, walked, and scored two runs, Brennen Davis clubbed a solo HR, Connor Myers drilled an RBI double, Andy Weber singled, reached base on an HBP, and scored two runs, and Zach Davis singled, walked, and scored two runs, as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA Affiliate) drubbed the Midland RockHounds (Oakland Athletics AA affiliate) 9-1 in Cactus League Minor League Camp game action Tuesday afternoon at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.   

Smokies SP Riley Thompson left the game with an unknown-type injury after facing just one batter in the 1st inning. 

Smokies RP Robert Stock's high-velo FB was (appropriately) smokin', clocking in at 97-99 MPH (T-100). The Cubs claimed the fireballin' Stock off waivers from the Boston Red Sox last December and then he was outrighted to the minors in March. 

The RockHounds played as the home team, and the game was called after 6-1/2 innings of play. 

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

TENNESSEE LINEUP
1a. Andy Weber, 2B: 1-2 (K, 1B, HBP, 2 R)
1b. Delvin Zinn, 2B: 1-1 (1B, R)
2a. Connor Myers, LF: 1-3 (K, 1-3, 2B, RBI)
2b. Vance Vizcaino, LF: 0-1 (1-U) 
3. Christopher Morel, RF: 2-3 (2B, BB, K, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI)
4a. Jared Young, 1B: 2-3 (F-7, HR, 1B, R, 4 RBI, CS)
4b. Matt Mervis, 1B: 0-1 (6-3)
5a. Brennen Davis, CF-DH: 1-3 (HR, K, K, R, RBI)
5b. Raymond Pena, PH: 0-1 (6-3)
6. Levi Jordan, SS: 1-3 (6-3, F-7, 2B)
7. Christian Donahue, 3B: 0-3 (L-8, K, K)
8. Tyler Payne, C: 0-3 (F-9, 5-3, 5-3)
9. Zach Davis, DH-CF: 1-2 (5-3, 1B, BB, 2 R) 

TENNESSEE PITCHERS:
1. Riley Thompson: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 7 pitches (5 strikes) 
2. Ethan Roberts: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 18 pitches (7 strikes) 
3. Scott Effross: 2.0 IP, 0 H,.0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 25 pitches (17 strikes) 
4. Trevor Kelley: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (9 strikes)
5. Robert Stock: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 13 pitches (8 strikes)
6. Ryan Lawlor: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 18 pitches (11 strikes) 

TENNESSEE ERRORS: NONE 

ATTENDANCE: N/A 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 

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Comments

Far be it from me to put pics in your brush, TS, but have you given any thought to something portraying Javy in a golden sombrero?

DET calls up former cub zach short and he's starting at 3rd.

HAHAHA! You're the 4th person to suggest that. It's a fun baseball thought but in the real world, pretty sure some would think it racist. 

ex-cub (better known as a padre) carmelo martinez is thought to the be originator of the term, fwiw.

context matters and on whole it most likely wouldn't be an issue, but yeah...not everyone would get it without explaination and some would just see a hispanic dude in a shiny big cartoonish sombrero.

Ryan Howard racked up 27 GSs as a Phillie. That's whatcha call wearing lotsa hat. Is that the record? Dunno-how many has Javy so far? Dunno-maybe Joc can push him to new heights/lows.

Yes, 27 thought to be the record. The record for platinum sombreros (5 Ks in a game) is 4. Who holds it? Our man Sam Sosa!

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  • Hagsag 11 hours 3 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have no starting pitching right now with Carl in a funk.

     

  • Eric S 17 hours 53 min ago (view)

     Cubs were Nootbaar'ed to the tune of 12-4 in Game 2

     

  • Cubster 18 hours 54 min ago (view)

    With a Doubleheader loss, the Cubs are back on track for a better draft choice. Right now at 67 wins they pick #7, just ahead of KC and Minnesota who have 68-69 wins. 

     

  • crunch 20 hours 23 min ago (view)

    the shit sandwich that is zach davies is a 6 foot party sub.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 20 hours 26 min ago (view)

    I am celebrating the day he signs with another team this offseason. I didn't know I could hate him more than I did when he was in Milwaukee but here we are!

     

  • crunch 20 hours 46 min ago (view)

    wisdom can hit some bombs when he does connect..wow.

    also davies still sucks.

     

  • tim815 21 hours 21 min ago (view)

    McAvene is struggling against hitters in Instructs. He's not ready for the AZ Fall League. I'd expect to see Juan Gamez otr Aneuris Rosario first. Vazquez, I agree with, entirely.

     

  • bradsbeard 23 hours 12 min ago (view)

    On the position player side, Amaya if he's healthy. Chase Strumpf makes a lot of sense (missed some time early and late, missed all of last year). Nelson Velazquez maybe as a Rule 5 guy if they're on the fence. Cam Balego and Andy Weber are two other candidates if healthy. Luis Vazquez could also use more upper level PAs and would make sense.

    Lots of potential pitchers. Ideally Marquez but not sure they'll let him pitch this year. McAvene is probably another one. Would be awesome if Kohl Franklin could participate. 

     

  • First.Pitch.120 1 day 29 min ago (view)

    Thanks!

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    Cubs select contract of RHRP Jason Adam from AAA Iowa and he will be the "29th man" in today's DH with STL. Also,.C Robinson Chirinos to 10-day IL with oblique strain, and OF Greg Deichmann has been recalled from Iowa.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    FP120: The Cubs have been working on pick-off plays, baserunning including rundown ("pickle") drills, amd bunt defense in pre-game and Camp Day instructional work, so it's kind of a "Point of Emphasis." Apparently it's still a work-in-progress for a lot of the guys.And it's not just pick-off plays, either. At least two or three guys have been picked-off in the first three games and there have been a couple of other baserunning gaffes as well. But that's what instructs is for, right?

     

  • First.Pitch.120 1 day 19 hours ago (view)

    So what's the deal with 5 pick off attempt errors in 3 games?

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    Because the Cubs play only the Angels, A's, and Rockies in Instructs this year, I would not be surprised if the Cubs make a trade or two with one or more of those clubs, most especially the Angels, who might be interested in acquiring Kyle Hendricks (since they certainly can't do a rebuild with Trout, Ohtani, and Rendon on the roster). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    The pitching-starved Angels established an MLB (and probably Ripley's Believe It or Not) record by selecting - ONLY - pitchers in the 2021 draft. That's twenty pitchers. No position players. They signed 19 of the twenty, and five of them pitched in today's game (2021 15th round pick Glenn Albanese Jr started the game, followed by 18th round pick Nick Mondak, 7th round pick Ryan Costeiu, 8th round pick Nick Jones, and 16th round pick Nick Dufault). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    Cubs 2020 4rh round draft pick 6'8 220+ LHSP Luke Little threw mainly a 93-97 FB with an occasional CV and CH mixed-in but pitched mostly from behind in the count, issuing two walks, hitting a batter, and throwing a WP (and surrendering a towering three-run HR) in 2.1 IP of work, LHP Angel Rodriguez was able to throw strikes with a 90-91 MPH FB, CH, and CV mix, but was pounded to the tune of five singles, a double, and a triple in just 2.2 IP, Cubs 2021 14th round draft pick RHRP Frankie Scalzo featured a 93-95 MPH FB but sometimes hung his SL and was hit hard and allowed a HR and five sing

     

  • crunch 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    chris clarke could use the work.

    brennen davis...bryce ball and casey opitz, maybe.  *shrug*

    i'd like to see ethan roberts in the mix.