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 28 min 57 sec ago (view)
Another lefty Padre starter and JHey gets a breather. Robel in LF (batting 5th) Almora CF (leadoff) and Bryant in RF
Charlie 1 hour 59 min ago (view)
Mike Leake? Check that guy's locker for a genie lamp.
bradsbeard 2 hours 14 min ago (view)
AZ Phil, your writeup here suggests a player on the restricted list in Zobrist’s situation cannot be reinstated between August 1 and October 31. Does Zobrist actually have to be reinstated this month to play at all the rest of the season?
crunch 11 hours 12 min ago (view)
base hit to lead off top 9th...aww.
killer performance and there should be enough in the tank to easily get the CG (only 79 pitches).
crunch 11 hours 39 min ago (view)
m.leake (SEA) perfect through 7ip, 67 pitches
crunch 12 hours 12 min ago (view)
STL down by 7...so they score 10 in the 6th...and barely manage to win a 12-11 game.
Craig A. 15 hours 28 min ago (view)
Of course, the Cubs knew he was delicate when they signed him, but Maddon pushed him anyway. How much value is there to an elite player who can’t be used very much?
Eric S 17 hours 12 min ago (view)
Bote’s numbers trending down unfortunately - not far from Russell‘s
bradsbeard 17 hours 42 min ago (view)
Bryant’s always been pretty good in LF. It’s RF where he looks most awkward to me. Something about staying on the left side of the field maybe. I think you’ll see Bryant and Schwarber platooned in LF going forward, though that might depend on Bote’s ability to start hitting LHP again.
Eric S 18 hours 11 min ago (view)
Cubs win and this Kimbrel pickup paying dividends
crunch 18 hours 16 min ago (view)
he's a low level jerk, but i find it hard to hate the guy when he doesn't try ducking an interview to explain wtf his problem is.
Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 20 min ago (view)
Too many of our relief arms have excelled at blowing late leads. Strop and Edwards have been the primary ones.
Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 22 min ago (view)
He’s sipping drinks on a beach?
Could he be Mai Tai Guy???
crunch 18 hours 29 min ago (view)
SD defense is the player of the game.
Eric S 18 hours 37 min ago (view)
Should the Cubs go on to win this game ... wow. Some crazy-stupid self inflicted damage that they’ve somehow skirted.
Eric S 18 hours 44 min ago (view)
Strop has become very adroit at blowing leads giving up the long ball (same thing last Friday coming off the all star break?)