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):
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)
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
Hagsag 13 hours 16 min ago (view)
Chase Strumpf and Andy Weber invited to the ML camp.
Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 40 min ago (view)
Ryan Tepera returns. Major League deal
crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)
spring training TV is usually fluid...adding and subtracting broadcast games...
first cubs TV (as of now) is March 3 (wednesday) on ESPN at 3pm EST.
radio broadcasts available for almost every game that's not televised. the cubs get going on monday and some other teams will start the day before.
crunch 2 days 13 hours ago (view)
dj snelton's left elbow is screwed up...6 weeks rest then re-evaluate.
looks like he's going to try to avoid having surgery.
Arizona Phil 3 days 5 hours ago (view)
AAA leagues really need to play through the month of September, because with September rosters being limited to 28 instead of 40, players will need to be moved back & forth between MLB and AAA throughout the month of September instead of just through the month of August.
Mike Wellman 4 days 12 hours ago (view)
I get you, SW. Here in Des Moines, Cardinal fans flocked to I-Cub games when Memphis Redbirds were in town. That won't happen in '21 and even if it does in '22 & beyond it won't be as frequent as when they were in the same division. Not that I'll miss seeing Cardinal gear @ our ballpark...
Dolorous Jon Lester 4 days 14 hours ago (view)
Ervin claimed by Braves. So we lose a potential future (and also current) asset in exchange for one year of a very mediocre Jake Marisnick.
This team has no direction at the moment.
Sonicwind75 4 days 14 hours ago (view)
As a midwest kid now living in Texas, new scheduling is a bummer. Only get a chance to drive and see Cubs once every 3 years with interleague. Really looked forward to those games in Round Rock and the one season in San Antonio. I understand it makes more sense in the big picture, just selfishly disappointed.
Cubster 5 days 15 hours ago (view)
Barry Foote bobble day! Cool!
Mornington Crescent 5 days 17 hours ago (view)
They also gave away Larry Craig bobblefoot dolls as a promotion.
crunch 6 days 9 hours ago (view)
alcantara passes through waivers and is assigned to AAA.
marisnick contract final, phllip ervin (OF) DFA'd
Hagsag 6 days 11 hours ago (view)
Yes they did.
crunch 6 days 12 hours ago (view)
welcome to the "big time" st paul saints...they built a nice park, the fans showed up, and they go from indies to AAA (with a bit of $ help from the twins for part ownership).
billy murray is a part owner of the group that owns the saints, btw.
Mike Wellman 6 days 13 hours ago (view)
Hagsag, the River Bandits made the cut tho, right?
Craig A. 6 days 14 hours ago (view)
Could have an option year remaining. Bleacher Nation walked it back, per the link above.
Hagsag 6 days 14 hours ago (view)
Living in the Quad Cities area, I look forward to hopefully coming to Des Moines to see the I Cubs a few times this summer.