Rockies Score Late to Trip Cubs

Shael Mendoza and Nic Motley drilled run-scoring singles and SP Anderson Amirista tossed three innings of one-run ball, leading the Rockies to a 3-1 victory over the Cubs "A" team in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning on Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east of Scottsdale, AZ. 

Richard Gallardo, Willy Cabrera, and Joel Machado combined to hurl six innings of two-hit shutout ball for the Cubs before the Rockies finally scored in the 7th. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 

CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-4 (F-8, K, 6-3, F-8)
2. Ezequiel Pagan, RF: 1-4 (K, 1B, 4-3, K)
3. Luis Diaz, 2B: 0-4 (K, 4-6 FC, P-2, P-4)
4a. Alexander Guerra, C: 0-1 (K, BB, BB, SB)
4b. Danny Zardon, C: 0-1 (6-3)
5. Yonathan Perlaza, 3B: 2-2 (1B, 1-3 SH, 1B, SB, CS)
6. Josue Huma, SS: 0-3 (K, 6-3, F-9)
7. Orian Nunez, 1B: 1-2 (6-3, BB, 2B)
8. Carlos Pacheco, LF: 1-2 (1B, 6-4-3 DP, BB, R)
9. Edmond Americaan, DH #1: 1-3 (1B, 2-3, 2-5 FC) 
10. Albert Hinirio, DH #2: 1-3 (6-3 DP, L-7, 1B)
11. Herson Perez, DH #3: 0-1 (L-5)
NOTE: Slot was skipped first two times thru batting order 

CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS
1. Richard Gallardo: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 25 pitches (14 strikes) 
2. Willy Cabrera: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 21 pitches (10 strikes) 
3. Joel Machado: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/3 GO/AO, 28 pitches (15 strikes) 
4. Luis Rodriguez: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 22 pitches (13 strikes) 
5. Raidel Orta: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 BALK, 0/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (17 strikes) 
6. Omar Ventura: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 3/0 GO/AO, 19 pitches (11 strikes) 

CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: NONE 

CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Alexander Guerra: 2-2 CS 
2. Danny Zardon: 0-2 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 7 

WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 80's 

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Comments

So far, Gallardo and Machado seem like the might be able to stay above water in the AZL Summer League. Thanks for the updates, as usual.

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  • Eric S 1 hour 27 sec ago (view)

    And Joe pinch hits for Descalso again today - now 205/277/316 on the year. But no need to put a jumpy-jump in the parking lot during spring training like they did last year for TLS so it balances out. 

     

  • crunch 1 hour 23 min ago (view)

    tommy lastella hit his 12th homer of the year...grand slam.

     

  • tim815 1 hour 55 min ago (view)

    Not sure why any of the teams would only have enough talent for one XSL game.

     

  • crunch 3 hours 8 min ago (view)

    aww...cubs were a pest all game, but couldn't overcome.

     

  • crunch 3 hours 11 min ago (view)

    omfg chatwood...with the bat.

     

  • crunch 3 hours 13 min ago (view)

    RIP heyward's bat.

    shout out to bo jackson...that was a clean break.

    it was a swing/miss with no contact so it's doubtful it was a cracked bat.

     

  • Eric S 3 hours 39 min ago (view)

    Bullpen reclamation project Kyle Ryan’s ERA now 5.06. Bummer

     

  • crunch 3 hours 56 min ago (view)

    wow baez...also, wow rizzo.

    call overturned, but that was a hell of an "almost" play.

     

  • crunch 6 hours 46 min ago (view)

    he's thrown so little of his other stuff lately that i can't even guess and sure don't know.

    he's always been fastball-heavy, but it's almost exclusively fastball now.

    he gets movement on a 95-97mph fastball...that's a positive about it if he's gonna continously offer it up.

     

  • VirginiaPhil 6 hours 52 min ago (view)

    Control problems?

     

  • crunch 7 hours 16 min ago (view)

    schwarber / baez / rizzo / contreras / heyward / almora / descalso / lester / bote

    i guess we're in for 2-20 random games of "pitcher hits 8th" before suddenly deciding that's not a thing anymore...again

     

  • crunch 13 hours 38 min ago (view)

    it had to feel good for him to get that standing O at the home ballpark.

    he's still throwing almost nothing but fastballs exclusively, though...wonder what's up with that.

     

  • Hagsag 14 hours 30 min ago (view)

    Chatwood is becoming a force in the BP.

     

  • crunch 23 hours 28 min ago (view)

    ALMORA GRAND SLAM!!!

    way to break a tie.

     

  • crunch 1 day 14 min ago (view)

    rizzoh!!