Hannemann Sets the Table for Cub Feast
Jacob Hannemann singled twice, doubled, drew a walk, stole a base, and scored two runs, Gioskar Amaya singled twice, scored a run, and drove-in another, Pedro Martinez laced an RBI double, walked, and scored two runs, and Wladimir Galindo ripped a two-run HR and knocked in a third run with a sacrifice fly, propelling the Cubs "B" team to an 8-5 victory over the Giants Orange squad in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Wednesday morning on Field #5 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.
The game was pre-planned as an eight-inning contest.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "B" TEAM LINEUP:
1a. Jacob Hannemann, DH #1: 3-3 (BB, 2B, 1B, 1B, 2 R, SB)
1b. Reivaj Garcia, PR-2B: 0-0 (BB, R)
2a. Gioskar Amaya, 2B-DH: 2-4 (1B, F-8, F-9, 1B, R, RBI)
2b. Richard Nunez, PH: 0-1 (F-8)
3. Pedro Martinez, SS: 1-2 (SH-FC, 2B, F-8, BB, 2 R, RBI)
4. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 1-3 (F-9 SF, HR, 2-3, K, R, 3 RBI
5. Ervis Marchan, 1B: 1-2 (1B, BB, BB, K)
6. Ricardo Verenzuela, CF: 2-3 (BB, 1B, 1B, K)
7. Carlos Morfa, RF: (HBP, HBP, L-4, 6-3, RBI)
8a. Yovanny Cuevas, LF: 0-3 (K, K, K)
8b. Jose Gutierrez, LF: 0-1 (4-3)
9. Widimer Joaquin, DH #2: 0-3 (5-3, 5-3, 6-3, BB, R)
10a. Raymond Pena, C: 0-2 (F-8, 4-3)
10b. Caleb Knight, C: 0-1 (K, HBP)
CUBS "B" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Eduarniel Nunez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 2 BALKS, 1/1 GO/AO, 34 pitches (19 strikes)
2. Alexander Vargas: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 30 pitches (21 strikes)
3. Tommy Nance: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 41 pitches (27 strikes)
4. Alfredo Colorado: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 0/3 GO/AO, 34 pitches (18 strikes)
5. Jorge Remon: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (12 strikes)
CUBS "B" TEAM ERRORS: 2
1. P Eduarniel Nunez: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)
2. 2B Gioskar Amaya: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS "B" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Raymond Pena: 1-3 CS, 2 PB
2. Caleb Knight: 0-3 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
crunch 2 min 54 sec 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, etc...millions.
crunch 9 min 41 sec ago (view)
angels are missing 10-ish players from today's workout and mike trout isn't sure he'll participate this year (pregnant wife, newborn on the way). welcome to the angels, maddon.
Hagsag 9 hours 46 min ago (view)
Are ther any FA starting pitchers that would be an addition to take a starting spot?
QuietMan 21 hours 29 min ago (view)
I'm thinking players should demand that this be added to their list. "Sorry Honey, can't do it."
crunch 22 hours 30 min ago (view)
or washing the dishes turns out to be popping wheelies on a motorcycle riding around scottsdale...
jeff kent deserves to be in the HOF...lou whitaker needs to get in first...
Arizona Phil 23 hours 6 min 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.
Arizona Phil 1 day 11 min ago (view)
Q-MAN: Yes, unless "washing the dishes" is listed as a forbidden off-field activity in his contract
crunch 1 day 40 min ago (view)
oh boy...chatwood and a.mills in the rotation...because the minor league system sure as hell don't have much to offer for competition.
QuietMan 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
Non Baseball related injury. Does he still get paid?
Ryno 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
A digital nerve sounds like something that would be repaired with a copper wire and solder.
Cubster 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
Per Sun-Times: Jose Quintana out two weeks after cutting a digital nerve in his pitching left thumb and requiring microsurgery to repair the nerve, from a kitchen dishwashing accident last week. Hard to say what impact that might have on his repertoire. The sensation can take 2-3 months to return if the repair is successful.
jdrnym 1 day 12 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.
Arizona Phil 1 day 15 hours ago (view)
jdrnym: Zack Short is still on Optional Assignment to the minors (as are Alzolay, M. Amaya, R. Garcia, Maples, T. Miller, Norwood, Rea, M. Rodriguez, and Steele), but he can be recalled at any time without restriction (no "ten-day rule") because he was optioned to the minors prior to the transaction freeze in March.
crunch 1 day 19 hours ago (view)
the toles update is worse than his troubled past. toles has been diagnosed bipolar + schizophrenia and has been in/out of institutions over the past couple years. he can't seem to stick to any program long enough to get good treatment.
hope he turns whatever corner he needs to in order to get enough treatment to decide what kind of future he'd like to have.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 22 hours ago (view)
Those two are definitely on more precarious ground once the roster is trimmed to 26, I would say.
jdrnym 1 day 22 hours ago (view)
Right, just went through the roster quick. Underwood, Sadler, same deal.