Dingcong-Kelly Combo Too Much for Cubs at Fitch Park
Gio Dingcong belted a two-out two-run double to put the A's on the board in the bottom of the 1st and SP Rafael Kelly tossed five innings of one-hit shutout ball, leading the Athletics Gold squad to a 5-1 victory over the Cubs "B" team in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning on Field #3 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.
The game was called after eight innings of play.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "B" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Brennen Davis, CF: 0-3 (6-3, F-8, F-9)
2a. Ricardo Verenzuela, RF: 0-2 (2-3, 1-U)
2b. Ervis Marchan, RF: 1-1 (1B)
3. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 1-3 (5-3, K, 1B)
4. Fabian Pertuz, DH #1: 0-3 (5-3, 6-3, K)
5. Kevin Moreno, LF: 0-3 (K, K, F-7)
6. Luis Verdugo, SS: 1-3 (L-4, 1B, F-9, CS)
7a. Caleb Knight, C-DH: 0-1 (F-7, BB)
7b. Raymond Pena, PH: 0-0 (BB, R)
8. Carlos Morfa, DH #2: 0-2 (6-3, BB, K)
9. Widimer Joaquin, 3B: 1-2 (K, BB, 1B, RBI)
10. Rochest Cruz, 2B: 1-3 (4-3, 1-2-3 DP, 1B, CS)
11a. Abraham Rodriguez, DH #3: 1-1 (1B)
11b. Richard Nunez, C: 0-0 (HBP)
CUBS "B" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Jeremiah Estrada: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 39 pitches (22 strikes)
2. Jose Albertos: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 6/0 GO/AO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)
3. Carlos Vega: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 20 pitches (13 strikes)
4. Ivan Medina: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 2/1 GO/AO, 25 pitches (16 strikes)
5. Blake Whitney: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 2/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (9 strikes)
CUBS "B" TEAM ERRORS: 3
1. 3B Widimer Joaquin: E-5 (overthrow to 1st base on infield single allowed runner on 1st to advance to 3rd)
2. 3B Widimer Joaquin: E-5 (errant throw to 1st base allowed batter to reach base safely)
3. C Richard Nunez: E-2 (Catcher's Interference allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS "B" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Caleb Knight: 0-1 CS
2. Richard Nunez: 1 E (see above)
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Eric S 32 min 16 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 55 min 25 sec ago (view)
tommy lastella hit his 12th homer of the year...grand slam.
tim815 1 hour 27 min ago (view)
Not sure why any of the teams would only have enough talent for one XSL game.
crunch 2 hours 40 min ago (view)
aww...cubs were a pest all game, but couldn't overcome.
crunch 2 hours 43 min ago (view)
omfg chatwood...with the bat.
crunch 2 hours 44 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 11 min ago (view)
Bullpen reclamation project Kyle Ryan’s ERA now 5.06. Bummer
crunch 3 hours 27 min ago (view)
wow baez...also, wow rizzo.
call overturned, but that was a hell of an "almost" play.
crunch 6 hours 18 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 23 min ago (view)
crunch 6 hours 48 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 10 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 2 min ago (view)
Chatwood is becoming a force in the BP.
QuietMan 22 hours 41 min ago (view)
crunch 23 hours 38 sec ago (view)
ALMORA GRAND SLAM!!!
way to break a tie.
crunch 23 hours 46 min ago (view)