Flying Squirrels Distract Smokies Hitters at Sloan Park

SP Ronnie Williams tossed three innings of no run / no hit ball and combined with four relievers to hurl a four-hitter, Ricardo Genoves drilled an RBI single and a double, and Drew Robinson smacked a solo HR, helping the Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants AA affiliate) edge the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) 3-2 in Cactus League Minor League Camp game action Sunday night at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ. 

Smokies SP Peyton Remy fanned seven Flying Squirrels (six swinging) in just 3.2 IP, and Christopher Morel crushed a two-run HR to the top of the LF berm in the bottom of the 9th to account for the two Tennessee runs.  

C. Morel continues to get reps in the outfield (he played CF again tonight), although he also does still play 3B occasionally. 

D. J. Wilson and Nelson Maldonado were moved up to AA Tennessee from Hi-A South Bend before the game. I don't know if the Maldonado move is permanent or if it relates to Tyler Durna being moved-down to South Bend from Tennessee and Alfonso Rivas not yet being active, and the D. J. Wilson move-up almost certainly relates to Brennen Davis being in concussion protocol.   

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 
TENNESSEE LINEUP:
1a. Zach Davis, LF: 0-3 (F-7, P-5, F-7)
1b. Vance Vizcaino, LF: 1-1 (2B) 
2. Jared Young, 1B: 0-4 (4-3, F-7, K, F-8)
3a. Andy Weber, SS: 0-3 (K, K, K)
3b. Josue Huma, SS: 0-1 (E-9, R)
4. Nelson Maldonado, DH: 0-3 (HBP, L-7, K, F-7)
5. Christopher Morel, CF: 1-4 (F-8, K, K, HR, R, 2 RBI)
6. Miguel Amaya, C: 1-4 (E-5, 1B, K, P-5)
7a. D. J. Wilson, RF: 0-3 (4-3, K, 1-3)
7b. Connor Myers, RF: 0-1 (F-8)
8. Christian Donahue, 2B: 1-3 (4-6 FC, 1B, L-8)
9. Levi Jordan, 3B: 0-3 (F-9, F-8, 4-3)

TENNESSEE PITCHERS
1. Peyton Remy: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 1/2 GO/AO, 64 pitches (45 strikes)
2. Scott Effross: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 37 pitches (24 strikes)
3. Ethan Roberts: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 3/1 GO/AO, 32 pitches (21 strikes) 

TENNESSEE ERRORS: NONE 

TENNESSEE CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Miguel Amaya: 1-1 CS 

ATTENDANCE: N/A 

WEATHER: Breezy and clear with game-time temperatures in the 90's  

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Comments

Watching C. Morel play 3B this spring made me truly doubt that he belongs there (I know SSS). Honestly thrilled to see him getting reps in the outfield - his bat should play great out there. Let's just hope he can catch fly balls and figure out where to throw the ball effectively so he can keep progressing through the system.

How serious is Brennan Davis' concussion if he is still in concussion protocal?  Or are they just being cautious.  It'd suck for our top Prospect (arguably) to turn into the Adam Greenberg type situation  or Kris Bryant never being the same after he got hit in the head.  Didn't seem to bother Contreras though.

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