Cubs & A's Play to a Draw at Fitch Park
Kevin Moreno (making his pro debut) singled twice, walked, and stole a base, Luis Vazquez singled twice, stole a base, scored a run, and drove-in another, and Gustavo Polanco belted a solo HR for the Cubs, and Jesus Lage drilled an RBI double and a single and scored a run, Daniel Bautista doubled, walked, scored a run, and drove-in another with an RBI GO, Kevin Richards singled twice, stole a base, and scored a run, and Lazaro Armenteros singled, walked, stole two bases, and scored a run for the Athletics, as the two teams played to a 5-5 tie in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Saturday morning on Field #4 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.
The game was called after eight innings of play.
In EXST Cubs roster news, RHSP Jesus Camargo has been moved-up to South Bend.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
1a. Fernando Kelli, CF: 1-2 (1B, BB, L-8, R, SB)
1b. Luis Ubiera, LF: 0-1 (4-3)
2a. Luis Vazquez, SS: 2-3 (1B, 1B, 6-3, R, RBI, SB)
2b. Herson Perez, 3B: 0-0 (HBP, CS)
3a. Carlos Pacheco, RF: 1-3 (P-5, 2B, F-9, RBI)
3b. Jose Alonso Gaitan, RF: 0-1 (K)
4a. Alexander Guerra, DH #1: 0-2 (L-9, F-9 SF-DP, 3-1, RBI)
4b. Eric Gonzalez, PH: 0-1 (K)
5a. Gustavo Polanco, C: 1-3 (K, K, HR, R, RBI)
5b. Raymond Pena, C: 0-1 (K)
6. Yovanny Cuevas, LF-CF: 2-4 (K, 1B, 1B, F-8, R, CS)
7. Kevin Moreno, DH #2: 2-3 (BB, 1B, 1B, F-8, SB)
8. Reivaj Garcia, 2B: 0-2 (P-4, BB, 6-3)
9. Fidel Mejia, 1B: 0-2 (4-3, HBP, K, RBI)
10. Delvin Zinn, 3B-SS: 1-2 (1B, K, BB, R)
1. Eduarniel Nunez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0/2 GO/AO, 46 pitches (24 strikes)
2. Fernando Calderon: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 36 pitches (23 strikes)
3. Peyton Remy: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 16 pitches (12 strikes)
4. Garrett Kelly: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (14 strikes)
5. Jeffrey Passantino: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1/3 GO/AO, 36 pitches (24 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: 2
1. 3B Delvin Zinn: E-5 (two-base throwing error allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely)
2. 1B Fidel Mejia: E-3 (dropped infield pop fly allowing batter to reach 2nd base safely)
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Gustavo Polanco: 1-3 CS
2. Raymond Pena: 0-1 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Jackstraw 9 hours 38 min ago (view)
Don't let short-term market fluctuations diminsh your enthusiasm for a great long-term investment.
crunch 11 hours 49 min ago (view)
freddy freeman + aaron nola are also positive star players.
the scary thing is freeman tested negative on tuesday. by thursday he was sick and tested positive shortly afterwards. some may question the strength of the MLB test if they were the ones who gave freeman's initial negative...
Cubster 12 hours 42 min ago (view)
COVID positive: LeMahieu NYY; Sano MIN; S Perez KC.
crunch 14 hours 34 min ago (view)
phillies now have 7 down with covid...freddy freeman (ATL) has symptomatic covid with fever/chills/aches for the past 3 days...some players on multiple teams are still awaiting initial test results so they can join spring training 2.0 with their teams...
also, this photo of pablo sandoval (SF) taking grounders at 3rd... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcHFTylVcAAE5SI?format...
Cubster 15 hours 2 min ago (view)
Wittenmeyer tweet: Hendricks and Darvish combine for 4 Ks in a pair of scoreless half-innings.
Press box wag: "Cubs hitting sucks this year"
crunch 16 hours 44 min ago (view)
2020 schedule to be announced monday (tentative).
crunch 16 hours 46 min ago (view)
d.price (LAD) to sit out the season.
LAD isn't going to get d.price at all in 2020 and they got m.betts for 60-ish games until he's a FA. ow. that duo cost them jeter downs, alex verdugo, and connor wong.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 8 min ago (view)
I acquired Trout over the winter in a keeper league. Not feeling too great about that either.
Hagsag 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
Andrew Cashner still hasn't signed with anyone. Could be useful.
crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
the cleveland indians have released a statement that they are open for dialogue about the future of the team's name.
twitter is all over it and seems to be all about going back to "cleveland spiders", an unrelated dead MLB team lineage in cleveland from the 1800s (some guy named cy young played for them).
crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
Q coming back in 4-6 weeks will be like a mid-season trade! sigh...
but yeah, they should be good in-house with expanded rosters unless they get slammed by IL stuff.
crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
MLB has confirmed 38 positives (players/coaches/personel/etc) so far.
Arizona Phil 1 day 15 hours ago (view)
With 17 pitchers likely on the 30-man MLB Active List roster for the first two weeks and then probably 15 pitchers on the 28-man Active List for the next two weeks after that, the Cubs should be able to "bullpen" games quite a bit for the first month. They won't really need five starters.
crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)
the cubs were searching car seats for coins to sign the scraps they managed to get this offseason. i imagine doing everything "in house" might be on the table.
the ricketts will need all the money they can spare to dump into GOP elections, too. priorities. btw, yes the family has been dumping 100s of thousand (to the tune of millions combined) over the past few months into state elections in areas they don't live in. wisconsin, nevada, new york, georgia, etc...millions...many millions of dollars all over the country.
Arizona Phil 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
jdrnym: Once the MLB regular season starts, the "Practice Squad" will be a sub-group of the Club Player Pool, as will be the MLB Active List roster and the various MLB injured lists.
jdrnym 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
All makes sense, but I think there is one important point of clarification in there -- are you using "practice squad" and "Club Player Pool" interchangeably? If so, I understood the first sentence of your third-to-last paragraph above to mean that Mills/Sadler/Underwood could be outrighted and still be in the Pool, therefore retaining their eligibility to re-selected to the major league active roster later in the season.