April Showers Bring 9th Inning Luck to Brew Crew

Carlos Belonis drilled a one-out game-tying RBI double and Milan Post followed with a game-winning walk-off sacrifice fly, as the Brewers rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 9th to edge the Cubs 2-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #7 (AKA "Paul Molitor Field") at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, AZ.      

Carlos Jimenez belted a two-out RBI double in the top of the 8th to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead, as the game was scoreless through seven innings of play. 

RHP Joshua Torres got the start for the Brew Crew and tossed four innings of shutout ball, and five Cubs pitchers had pieced-together a combined two-hit shutout through eight innings, before the 9th inning revoltin' development.    

In EXST Cubs roster news, RHP Ben Wells has been moved up to Hi-A Myrtle Beach. 

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


CUBS LINEUP
1a. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 1-3 (L-9, 5-3, 1B, PO) 
1b. Danny Gutierrez, CF: 0-1 (P-6)
2a. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-3 (K, 3-1, K)  
2b. Rafael Narea, SS: 0-1 (L-9) 
3a. Eloy Jimenez, LF: 1-3 (2B, 1-3, 6-3) 
3b. Jose Paniagua, LF: 1-1 (1B) 
4. Kevin Encarnacion, RF: 0-4 (4-1, 3-1, F-9, P-5) 
5a. Adonis Paula, 1B-DH: 0-1 (K, BB) 
5b. Eric Gonzalez, PH-DH: 0-2 (5-3, F-8) 
6. Tyler Alamo, C-DH: 0-1 (BB, 4-3) 
7. Jordan Hankins, DH-1B: 2-3 (1B, 6-3, 1B) 
8. Tim Saunders, SS-2B: 0-3 (F-9, F-8, 6-4 FC, R) 
9a. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 0-1 (K, BB) 
9b. Carlos Jimenez, 3B: 1-1 (2B, RBI)
10. Jhonny Pereda, DH-C: 0-2 (F-8, 6-3, BB) 

CUBS PITCHERS
1. Austyn Willis: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GO/FO, 23 pitches (17 strikes) 
2. Andin Diaz: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 13 pitches (9 strikes) 
3. Greyfer Eregua: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/3 GO/FO, 18 pitches (12 strikes) 
4. Daniel Lewis: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 18 pitches (11 strikes) 
5. Brad Markey: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/FO, 30 pitches (18 strikes) 
6. Yomar Morel: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1/1 GO/FO, 10 pitches (7 strikes) 

CUBS ERRORS: NONE 

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Jhonny Pereda: 0-1 CS 

WEATHER: Overcast with occasional drizzle and temperatures in the 70's 

ATTENDANCE: 6 

 

Comments

Hi Phil, wet morning. Went over to Fitch late morning to see if there was a game there but then started pouring! Will catch you Monday.

Phil, did Ben Wells improve/stop having the yips? Or is this a sink or swim moment?

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  • Arizona Phil 9 hours 49 min ago (view)

    BTW, if you haven't read my Roster Rules section lately, it has been updated for 2021 

    One of the most significant changes is that minor league affiliates no longer have individual reserve lists.

    It used to be that the AAA reserve list limit was 38 players, AA was 37, and each single-A affiliate and short-season affiliate was 35 for the entire year including the off-season.  

    Now, there are two reserve lists, one called the "Domestic Reserve List," and the other called the "International Reserve List."

     

  • Arizona Phil 16 hours 9 min ago (view)

    I know I posted the Kelley and Polanco releases during Minor League Camp and the Kellogg, Katz, and Krzeminski signings about a  week or two ago, but I probably did not post the Snelten release. 

     

  • videographer 17 hours 22 min ago (view)

    Per Baseball America:  players signed and released over the last two weeks.

     

  • crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    turned into a combined no-hitter.

    miller/nance/wieck/meisinger

     

  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    MRI for marisnick on monday...no d/l yet, but it seems likely

    also heyward has a hand issue and that's why he was removed in the 9th for a pinch hitter.  no word on if that's going to be a thing going forward or just a "sleep it off" thing.

     

  • crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    sad thing is you can't even count on heyward slotting over to CF.  his D is getting subpar, average on a good day, and he can barely handle RF as steady as he used to at this point.

    2y/44m left on that deal...

     

  • crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    may 9th and hendricks puts in 5 innings (88 pitches) to bring the team lead in SP innings pitched to 34.2ip

    if arrieta didn't get injured (missing his last game) and pitched a hell of a game he wouldn't have hit 40ip+ unless he threw a complete game.

    might not have a single starter going 200ip this year even if they stay healthy.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    Dominating three innings for Shelby Miller in his rehab start for AAA Iowa today.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    Jake Marisnick has had several DL/IL stints due to hamstring injuries over the years, so this is nothing new.

    I would think Cameron Maybin will probably get the call-up if Marisnick goes on the IL, although adding Maybin to the 40 would require a corresponding 40-man roster deletion (60-day IL or DFA). 

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    j.marisnick right hamstring strain...may or may not hit the DL.

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    PIT has 3 runs on on a walk and a slew of hits with an exit velocity comparable to the arm speed of a 5 year old throwing a dry sponge.

    also, marisnick is injured and done.  he's walking off the field before being checked on.

     

  • crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    crazy quiet at the park today in the 1st.

    hendricks loading the f'n bases with 0 outs isn't helping.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    Shelby Miller on a rehab assignment. Hope he stays there

     

  • crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    javy got a back ouchie and sitting today (sunday)

     

  • crunch 2 days 9 hours ago (view)

    both him and his sister (who's since left twitter) have some interesting opinions on what civility and real americans are and are not.

    it may run in the family, but they're grown ass adults responsible for what things they put out in the world for public consumption.

     

  • Hagsag 2 days 9 hours ago (view)

    Piece of gabage.