King Kwon Helps Cubs Best Rockies in 10 at Sloan Park
Kwang-Min Kwon drilled an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th to plate Tyler Pearson with the winning run, lifting the Cubs to a 7-6 victory over the Rockies in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action Saturday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.
Kwon collected a total of three RBI in the game on the strength of two hits and a sacrfice fly, Vimael Machin doubled twice and walked, and both D. J. Wilson and Luis Ayala stole three bases and scored a run to aid the Cub cause.
Bobby Stahel belted two RBI doubles and scored two runs for the Rockies.
John Arguello (Cubs Den) has game notes and a photo gallery slide-show from the game.
And here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
1a. Shane Victorino, LF: 0-3 (F-8, 6-3, 6-3)
1b. Eric Gonzalez, C: 0-2 (K, K)
2a. D. J. Wilson, CF: 0-2 (HBP, BB, 1-3, P-6, R, 3 SB)
2b. Robert Garcia, CF: 0-1 (5-3)
3a. Kevonte Mitchell, RF: 1-2 (BB, 6-3, 1B, R, CS)
3b. Yohan Matos, RF: 1-2 (2B, 6-3, R)
4a. Guatavo Polanco, 1B-DH: 0-3 (1-3, BB, F-8, K, R)
4b. Tyler Pearson, PH: 0-0 (HBP, R)
5a. Isaac Paredes, SS: 1-3 (1B+E4, K, 4-3, R, 2 RBI)
5b. Yeiler Peguero, SS: 1-2 (1B, E-3)
6. Vimael Machin, 3B: 2-4 (E-5, 2B, 6-3, 2B, BB)
7. Kwang-Min Kwon, DH-LF: 2-4 (1B, F-7 SF, F-7, K, 1B, 3 RBI)
8a. Miguel Amaya, C-DH: 0-3 (5-3, 4-3, K)
8b. Tyler Payne, PH-1B: 0-1 (F-9)
9. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 0-4 (4-1, 3-1, K, E-4)
10. Luis Ayala, DH #2: 1-3 (1B, E-1, 3-U, 1-3 SH, R, 3 SB)
1. Enrique de los Rios: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 38 pitches (25 strikes)
2. Mark Malave: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 28 pitches (20 strikes)
3. Tommy Nance: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 43 pitches (29 strikes)
4. John Michael Knighton: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/3 GO/AO, 31 pitches (21 strikes)
5. M. T. Minacci: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (9 strikes)
6. Tyler Peitzmeier: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 1/0 GO/AO, 7 pitches (6 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: 4
1. 3B Vimael Machin: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. C Gioskar Amaya: E-2 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely)
3. SS Yeiler Peguero: E-6 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely)
4. 1B Tyler Payne: E-3 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Gioskar Amaya: 1-1 CS, 1 E (see above)
2. Eric Gonzalez: 0-1 CS
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy & breezy with temperatures in the 70's
CubsCentral08 21 hours 50 min ago (view)
List is up to 12 now
Adan Sanchez, C/3B, Panama
Alexis Hernandez, SS, Dominican Republic
Jefferson Rojas, SS, Dominican Republic
Josefrailyn Alcantata, OF, Dominican Republic
Carlos Altuve, C, Venezuela
Josias Ramirez, OF, Dominican Republic
Moises Febrillet, SS, Dominican Republic
Albertina Belliard, OF, Dominican Republic
Yidel Diaz, C, Dominican Republic
Freylin Silverio, RHP, Dominican Republic
Sandy Sanchez, SS, Dominican Republic
Darlin de Leon, SS, Dominican Republic
Wrigley Rat 22 hours 57 min ago (view)
In addition to those signed today, it's worth noting that seven players were signed to future-service contracts during the last international free agent signing period, and are expected to make their system-debut this coming season (most likely in the Dominican Republic). Those players are:
- RHP - Luis Angel Reyes
- LHP - Kevin Valdez
- RHP - Jensi Ramirez
- RHP - Yafrerlyn Vasquez
- RHP - Eligio Paredes
- RHP - Jair Jimenez
- OF - Edward Vargas
Wrigley Rat 22 hours 58 min ago (view)
The Cubs added four more International Free Agents so far today:
- Josias Ramirez, OF, Dominican Republic
- Moises Febrillet, SS, Dominican Republic
- Albertina Belliard, OF, Dominican Republic
- Yidel Diaz, C, Dominican Republic
Wrigley Rat 22 hours 59 min ago (view)
Sneak peak into the International Free Agent Signings that officially start tomorrow (Saturday):
Chicago Cubs ($5,179,700 total bonus pool) - 5 Signings (so far):
- Adan Sanchez, C/3B, Panama ($1,500,000 bonus)
- Alexis Hernandez, SS, Dominican Republic ($1,300,000 bonus)
- Jefferson Rojas, SS, Dominican Republic ($1,000,000 bonus)
- Josefrailyn Alcantata, OF, Dominican Republic
- Carlos Altuve, C, Venezuela
crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
wsox snagging cuban oscar colas...23 year old high end power prospect that could slot into the majors quickly.
they're building a hell of a batting core on the south side of town.
Cubster 4 days 7 hours ago (view)
Jon Lester retires. Definitely one of the key people in their Theo era run.
crunch 4 days 19 hours ago (view)
meeting on thursday. hopefully this stuff can get done before going too deep into february.
crunch 6 days 19 hours ago (view)
yanks low-A naming rachel balkovec as manager. first female manager in the minors.
she was also the first female strength/conditioning coach and hitting coach in rookie leagues for the yanks.
crunch 1 week 1 day ago (view)
"Evan Drellich of The Athletic reports that Major League Baseball is preparing new economic proposals to present to the MLBPA, "likely this month.""
tim815 1 week 3 days ago (view)
As best as I understand, there are the 4 full-season levels with only one affiliate per organization at each level, and the compound league. Toss in the DSL, and that's it. If a team wants and can accommodate a second (or third) Compound League team, that's a decision for "later than January".
Wrigley Rat 1 week 5 days ago (view)
AZ Phil or others - Are major league teams allowed to announce new minor league affiliates for 2022 during this lockout? I ask because there was some discussion about possibly adding a short season league team for next year. Are clubs even allowed to have a 5th non-rookie league team? With all the players jammed up at the A level, it seems like it would be smart to add an additional team for them and this year's incoming draft picks. Of course, they could always just keep two Arizona teams going and it would probably be just fine. Just wondering - thanks and Happy New Year!
crunch 1 week 5 days ago (view)
cameron maybin is retiring, which saves the cubs from once again obtaining or attempting to obtain cameron maybin.
2022 looking good so far.
Cubster 2 weeks 1 day ago (view)
Welcome to 2022.
First news of the year: The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have reached a deal with Tyler Chatwalk! Hope they have a bigger strike zone there.
Cubster 2 weeks 2 days ago (view)
Thanks Phil. Great reply as always. Have a happy and healthy New Year (everyone, but especially AZ Phil)!
Arizona Phil 2 weeks 2 days ago (view)
Kyle Seager is a post-2021 Article XX-B free-agent who is not under the control of an MLB club, so his announcing his retirement is no different than announcing he and his family are going out to dinner tomorrow night or taking a trip to Hawaii next month.
The only time a player "files for retirement" and is placed on a club's Voluntary Retired List is if he is signed, or unsigned but under the control of a club.
crunch 2 weeks 2 days ago (view)
retirement in MLB is an official paperwork process so it might be a frozen issue for filing. technically there is still work being done like business worked on but not completed before the lockout, as well as other business both sides agree isn't an issue. dunno if they're processing retirement paperwork.
seager hit 35 homers last year and could, at the very least, platoon with someone while still earning decent loot.
that said, he's in his mid-30s and made 100m at his job. plus, covid-era baseball just isn't fun even if you toss the health issues aside.