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) 

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) 

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 


Phil, do you know if Victorino has an opt out date approaching? Thanks.

In what was probably the last start for RHSP Jeremy Null at EXST... 
Intrasquad game this morning on Field #5 at Riverview Baseball Complex: 
4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/4 GO/AO, 75 pitches (50 strikes) 

Next stop is likely either South Bend or Myrtle Beach (TBD)  

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  • Hagsag 3 hours 11 min ago (view)

    It is hard to blieve that Corey Black is still around. Why?


  • Arizona Phil 10 hours 50 min ago (view)

    Remember, the Cubs have until 5 PM (Eastern) on - SUNDAY - to decide whether to add any of the 25 minor leaguers who are eligible to be Rule 55 minor league second contract free-agents or 6YFA to the MLB 40-man roster, sign the player to a 2021 minor league successor contract, or allow the player to walk. (Some -- perhaps even most -- of the 25 have no doubt already signed successor contracts - TBD).  


  • Arizona Phil 12 hours 1 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have claimed 2B-3B-LF Max Schrock off waivers from the St. Loius Cardinals, and LHRP Rex Brothers has been sent outright to AAA Iowa. 

    If Brothers doesn't elect free-agency immediately, he will be automatically declared an MLB Rule 55 minor league 6YFA on Sunday at 5 PM Eastern, unless he agrees to sign a 2021 minor league successor contract).  

    Brothers is out of minor league options and he is arbitation-eligible post-2020, so he was likely to be non-tendered on 12/2 anyway. 


  • Arizona Phil 12 hours 43 min ago (view)

    K-DUB: It's pronounced "MAH - day" 


  • crunch 14 hours 12 min ago (view)

    "Jon Lester said in an interview on SiriusXM Friday that he's had conversations with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein "about getting something done, coming back and being a part of the organization." " about no?  i mean, thanks for those 3 good seasons in your first 4 years as a cub...but after those last

    also, the cubs claimed 2nd/3rd max schrock off waivers from STL (no power, bit of speed, slow to react in the IF even though the glove isn't bad).  meh.


  • K Dub 14 hours 20 min ago (view)

    Cubs had a prospect named Jose Made (also Dominican) between 2007-2009. I believe his name was pronounced like the verb "made". 


  • tim815 15 hours 34 min ago (view)

    I lean two syllables.

    He was Dominican-born, so Mah-day would have made sense, but that's a good Q.


  • K Dub 23 hours 49 min ago (view)

    PHIL: How is Kevin Made's last name pronounced? Is it mah-day? Or like it's spelled - made? Thanks!


  • Cubster 1 day 14 min ago (view)

    Brewers decline Ryan Braun's option. Any predictions as to where he goes?


  • crunch 1 day 42 min ago (view)

    KBO (korea) ends their season tomorrow.

    a.russell started off hot, but severely cooled off to a .253/.317/.336 slash (not counting today's game).  if he comes back to the US (and finds a team that wants to sign him), it should be rather cheap.


  • Hagsag 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    Around the corner or in the ditch?


  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    my dream of seeing s.castro end his career with 3000+ hits and a WAR in the mid-30s, making HOF voters sweat, came to an end this year with the shortened season followed by the early injury.  he came into the year as a just-turned 30 year old (march 24) with 1617 hits.


  • George Altman 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    Jerry Reinsdorf is reasons 1 thru 100 why I could never root for the White Sox and have hated the Bulls since 1999.


  • Sonicwind75 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    Feels like Ricky and Starlin Castro should form a support group.  Everytime your rebuilding team is about to turn the corner and you're gone. 


  • Cubster 1 day 19 hours ago (view)

    76 yr old Tony LaRussa to manage the W/Sox. Reinsdorf decision over objections. 

    Poor Rick Renteria. History repeats itself, NOPE. This won't end well (except for bring your dog day).


  • Cubster 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    but, but, but we're rounding the corner. The vaccine is warming up in the bullpen. Tucker's missing email package from Rudy is just lost in the mail. There are no pee-pee tapes. Corona, corona, corona. I like beer.   ...and the DeutchBank will just forgive billions of MLB owner's debt if they ask nicely. How are the Russian minor leagues looking this year Phil?