Galindo Provides Some Offense for Cubs at Diablo
Wladimir Galindo (recently demoted to EXST from Myrtle Beach) collected three hits and drove-in two runs and SP Yunior Perez and four relievers combined on a five-hitter with twelve strikeouts, helping the Cubs "A" Team defeat the Angels 5-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning on Field #3 at the Diablo Stadium Complex in Tempe, AZ.
Baseball America's #18 Cubs prospect as recently as two years ago, the 22-year old Galindo was hitting just 125/222/150 with 14 K in 13 games (45 PA) for the Pelicans prior to being sent to EXST. (Galindo hit just 216/276/313 with 124 K in 114 games at Myrtle Beach last season).
The Cubs stole four bases against Angels catcher (and former Cub) Michael Cruz (no CS plus one E-2 throwing error), and all four of those runners ended up scoring. The last time the two teams played with Cruz in the Angel lineup, the ex-Cub was plunked on the upper right arm by a pitch.
SS Jeremiah Jackson (LAA 2018 2nd round draft pick - St. Luke's Episcopal School - Mobile, AL) belted a solo HR (103 MPH exit velo vs. a 95 MPH Yunior Perez FB) leading off the bottom of the 1st inning for the Angels. (Jackson laced two doubles and scored two runs in the Angels victory over the Cubs at Riverview this past Wednesday). On the negative side, Jackson also uncorked a wild throw to 1st base (E-6) in the top of the 9th that eventually led to the Cubs scoring an insurance run.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Edmond Americaan, RF: 1-3 (1B, BB, K, K, R, SB)
2. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-3 (BB, P-3, 5-3, 5-3, R)
3a. Luis Vazquez, SS: 0-3 (K, K, 5-3)
3b. Herson Perez, 2B: 0-1 (E-6, R, SB)
4. Wladimir Galindo, 1B: 3-4 (1B, 1B, F-8, 1B, 2 RBI)
5. Yonathan Perlaza, DH-SS: 0-4 (F-7, K, K, 4-3 DP)
6a. Alexander Guerra, C: 0-3 (P-6, F-7, P-3)
6b. Danny Zardon, C: 0-1 (K)
7. Luis Diaz, 2B-DH: 1-2 (BB, L-6, 1B, R, SB)
8. Dalton Hurd, LF: 1-3 (K, 4-3, 1B)
9. Ezequiel Pagan, DH #2: 1-3 (1B, K, 4-3 DP, R, SB)
10. Jake Slaughter, 3B: 0-3 (K, 5-3, F-9)
CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Yunior Perez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 2/0 GO/AO, 37 pitches (20 strikes)
2. Alfredo Colorado: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 13 pitches (9 strikes)
3. Pablo Ochoa: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 27 pitches (16 strikes)
4. Alexander Vargas: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 34 pitches (22 strikes)
5. Casey Ryan: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (16 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: 2
1. 1B Wladimir Galindo: E-3 (missed catch on pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
2. 1B Wladimir Galindo: E-3 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Alexander Guerra: 1-2 CS
2. Danny Zardon: 1-1 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
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QuietMan 1 hour 12 min ago (view)
Edwards optioned to Iowa per Jesse Rogers,
George Altman 1 hour 27 min ago (view)
Yeah.....yeah. I think I'm good too. Put him and Strop in the Shawn Greene deal.
Mike Wellman 3 hours 35 min ago (view)
I feel like I've already waited & seen enough of CEJ...
Dolorous Jon Lester 3 hours 57 min ago (view)
Not as much as it makes his stomach tighten!
i dont think we should trade him. We would get nothing of value back. But I don’t think he should be a bullpen piece on a playoff contender either. He should be in Iowa. Reassess where he’s at for September and next year. If they don’t like what they see, non-tender.
Charlie 4 hours 29 min ago (view)
Cheap may not be the right word, but has put up reasonable value per dollar compared to other relievers prior to this ear.
He accrued 2.9 bWAR 2017-2018. Strop put up 3.2 bWAR during the same period. Edwards is making $1.5M this year. Strop is making $6.25M. He'll get a bump again this offseason even if he doesn't rebound in the second half, of course. I just don't see a need to trade him unless the Cubs are being offered value in return.
That said, it does make my stomach knot up a bit when I see they are bringing him into a close game.
Arizona Phil 12 hours 6 min ago (view)
Carl Edwards Jr will be out of minor league options next season (2020), and he will (once again) be arbitration-eligible post-2019 (he was "Super Two" arb eligible post-2018) and he will be a FA post-2022.
crunch 17 hours 49 min ago (view)
cubs lose, cards win, brews win.
Dolorous Jon Lester 19 hours 35 min ago (view)
I think this is his last option year. And he’s not as cheap as you’d think, he’s a super two qualified player this year.
Charlie 19 hours 45 min ago (view)
Edwards is frustrating at times. Some of that frustration comes from thinking he could be much better than he currently is. But prior to this year (in which he has pitched very few innings), he's overall been an OK relief pitcher in the majors. I'm happy to wait and see on him for quite a while. Still has an option and is cheap, right?
Dolorous Jon Lester 20 hours 44 min ago (view)
I feel pretty safe in saying that 1. They don’t want him and 2. If they did, things wouldn’t improve for CJ.
Allowing inherited runners and 1-2 of your own in a close game is what I like to call the “Carl Jr Special.” It was formerly a Justin Grimm special, thankfully Carl stepped up to fill that void.
crunch 20 hours 51 min ago (view)
there's always nick castellanos for a chance to rid of edwards...at which point a couple month rental will probably turn edwards into their ace closer or something just as awesome.
Eric S 20 hours 52 min ago (view)
The bitter side of me thinks it should have been a two for one trade for Maldonado
Anyways, has not been a clean series for the Cubs against the Padres - fortunate to have won the series and a 7-2 home stand is a pretty big dill. Or deal. Or something
crunch 20 hours 57 min ago (view)
edwards gonna edwards...blah
bradsbeard 22 hours 26 min ago (view)
Thanks for the clarification. Guess we’ll find out what he’s going to do sooner than later.
crunch 23 hours 30 min ago (view)
delay over, game on.
Arizona Phil 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
And if Zobrist were to consent to an Optional Assignment to the minors for the purpose of getting into playing shape, it could very well be to AA Tennessee (close to his home in Nashville) rather than to AAA Iowa. He might even just play home games for the Smokies and then work out on his own while they are on the road.