Victorino Lifts Cubs over Giants at Indian School Park
Shane Victorino drilled an RBI single and a double, Kelly Dugan walked five times (including one BB with the bases loaded that forced-in a run), and SP Jeremy Null and two relievers combined to toss a four-hitter, leading the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Giants in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #2 at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ.
Null threw 86% of his 51 pitches for strikes.
The Cubs banged-out nine hits, drew twelve walks and one reached base on an E-3 (so 22 baserunners total).
Through their first ten Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, the Cubs are 6-2-2.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only)
1a. Shane Victorino, LF: 2-4 (P-4, 2B, 1B, 1-3, RBI)
1b. Roberto Caro, PH-LF: 0-1 (3-U)
2. D. J. Wilson, CF: 1-4 (E-3, BB, 1B, 4-3, 4-3, RBI, CS)
3. Kevonte Mitchell, RF: 0-5 (3-U, K, 4-3, K, F-9)
4. Kelly Dugan, 1B: 0-0 (BB, BB, BB, BB, BB, RBI)
5. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 1-5 (K, K, 6-4 FC, 1B, 5-3, R)
6. Chris Pieters, DH #1: 1-3 (1-3, 1B, BB, L-3 DP, CS)
7a. Marcus Mastrobuoni, C: 1-1 (BB, 1B, BB, R)
7b. Tyler Payne, C: 1-1 (1B)
8a. Alberto Mineo, DH #2: 0-1 (K, BB, BB, R, RBI)
8b. Ricardo Marcano, PH: 1-1 (2B)
9. Yeiler Peguero, SS: 0-4 (3-U, F-8, 3-2 DP, 3-2 FC, SB)
10. Andruw Monasterio, 2B: 1-3 (BB, 1B, 6-3, F-9, R)
1. Jeremy Null: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 7/6 GO/AO, 51 pitches (44 strikes)
2. Manny Rondon: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 30 pitches (18 strikes)
3. Junior Marte: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 30 pitches (18 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: 1
3B Wladimir Galindo: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS OUTFIELD ASSISTS:
CF D. J. Wilson - batter thrown out 8-6 attempting to stretch single into double
WEATHER: Sunny and VERY breezy with temperatures in the 70's
Hagsag 12 hours 27 min ago (view)
Chase Strumpf and Andy Weber invited to the ML camp.
Dolorous Jon Lester 17 hours 51 min ago (view)
Ryan Tepera returns. Major League deal
crunch 1 day 15 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 12 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 4 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 11 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 13 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 13 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 16 hours ago (view)
They also gave away Larry Craig bobblefoot dolls as a promotion.
crunch 6 days 8 hours ago (view)
alcantara passes through waivers and is assigned to AAA.
marisnick contract final, phllip ervin (OF) DFA'd
Hagsag 6 days 10 hours ago (view)
Yes they did.
crunch 6 days 11 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 12 hours ago (view)
Hagsag, the River Bandits made the cut tho, right?
Craig A. 6 days 13 hours ago (view)
Could have an option year remaining. Bleacher Nation walked it back, per the link above.
Hagsag 6 days 13 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.