Cubs & Angels Tie One Up at Diablo Stadium

With the Cubs "A" team trailing 3-0 going into the top of the 6th inning, Fernando Kelli lined a lead-off triple into the LF corner and then scored on an RBI GO, Orian Nunez clubbed a solo HR, and Yonathan Perlaza singled, advanced to 2nd base on a FO to the warning track in CF, moved-up to 3rd on a balk, and scored on an Ezequiel Pagan infield single, as the Cubs rallied to score three runs to tie the Angels 3-3, and that's how it ended, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Wednesday morning at Diablo Stadium in Tempe, AZ. 

The game was called after nine innings of play. 

LHSP Jerryell Rivera hurled four innings of no-run/no-hit ball with seven strikeouts and Angels top prospect OF Jo Adell (right ankle sprain and left hamstring strain suffered while running the bases at Sloan Park in a Cactus League MLB Spring Training game versus the Cubs in March) stroked a single and a double for the Halos, although a "Designated Pinch-Runner" was employed for Adell both times he reached base.  

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 

1. Fernando Kelli, LF: 1-3 (BB, F-9, 3B, P-1, R, SB)
2. Edmond Americaan, CF: 1-4 (K, 6-3, 4-3, 1B, RBI)
3a. Orian Nunez, DH #1: 1-3 (F-8, E-5, HR, R, RBI)
3b. Danny Zardon, PH: 0-1 (P-4)
4. Yonathan Perlaza, 3B: 1-3 (K, BB, 1B, F-8, R)
5a. Alexander Guerra, C: 0-3 (6-3, K, F-8)
5b. Henderson Perez, C: 0-1 (K) 
6a. Ezequiel Pagan, DH #2: 1-3 (K, 3-1, 1B, RBI, CS) 
6b. Albert Hinirio, PH: 0-1 (L-8)
7. Josue Huma, SS: 1-4 (6-3, P-4, L-4, 1B)
8. Dalton Hurd, RF: 0-3 (K, BB, F-7, K, SB)
9. Luis Diaz, 2B: 0-1 (K, BB, BB, PO)
10. Jake Slaughter, 1B:  1-3 (K, 1-3, 1B)

1. Richard Gallardo: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 BALK, 4/3 GO/AO, 31 pitches (19 strikes) 
2. Casey Ryan: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GO/AO, 43 pitches (23 strikes)
3. Jesus Tejada: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/3 GO/AO, 25 pitches (13 strikes)
4. Elias Herrera: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 18 pitches (8 strikes) 
5. Raidel Orta: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 11 pitches (7 strikes) 

C Alexander Guerra: E-2 (overthrow at 2nd base on SB attempt allowed runner to advance to 3rd)

Alexander Guerra: 2-3 CS, 1 PB, 1 E (see above)

RF Dalton Hurd - runner thrown out 9-5 attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on single to RF


WEATHER: Mostly sunny and a bit breezy with temperatures in the 80's 


"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 


Phil, can you give us an updated scouting report on Gallardo?

HAGSAG: For a 17-year old he's very polished and poised. If I didn't know better I would think he was a D-1 college draft pick. High floor type pitcher. 91-93 MPH FB, solid CV, CH looks promising. Throws strikes. Stuff isn't electric. Doesn't get a lot of swings & misses. He's probably not quite as much of a prospect as you would think he would be given his $1M signing bonus. I would call him (at best) a younger version of Paul Richan, or Javier Assad might be even a better comp. He's a good prospect but he's not elite. Because he is so polished at such a young age I would say he is one of the Cubs Top 10 pitching prospects, but he's not one of the Top 5. 

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  • Eric S 3 hours 28 min 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 3 hours 51 min ago (view)

    tommy lastella hit his 12th homer of the year...grand slam.


  • tim815 4 hours 23 min ago (view)

    Not sure why any of the teams would only have enough talent for one XSL game.


  • crunch 5 hours 36 min ago (view)

    aww...cubs were a pest all game, but couldn't overcome.


  • crunch 5 hours 39 min ago (view)

    omfg chatwood...with the bat.


  • crunch 5 hours 41 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 6 hours 7 min ago (view)

    Bullpen reclamation project Kyle Ryan’s ERA now 5.06. Bummer


  • crunch 6 hours 24 min ago (view)

    wow baez...also, wow rizzo.

    call overturned, but that was a hell of an "almost" play.


  • crunch 9 hours 14 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 9 hours 20 min ago (view)

    Control problems?


  • crunch 9 hours 44 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 16 hours 6 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 16 hours 58 min ago (view)

    Chatwood is becoming a force in the BP.


  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)


    way to break a tie.


  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)