Cubs Use Long-Ball to Deal D'backs Defeat at Riverview

Christopher Morel belted a solo HR and singled, stole a base, and scored a run, Richard Nunez hammerd a two-run HR, Lane Adams drilled a solo HR, and RHSP Chi-Feng Lee and four relievers combined to hurl a four-hitter, as the Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 5-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Wednesday morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  

Francis Martinez smacked a solo HR to account for the D'backs lone run. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 
CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Lane Adams, DH #1: 1-3 (K, 4-3, HR, R, RBI)
1b. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 0-0 (BB, R)
2a. Luis Verdugo, SS: 1-3 (1B, 4-3, 6-3, CS)
2b. Richard Nunez, C: 1-1 (HR, R, 2 RBI)
3. Jonathan Soto, DH #2: 0-4 (K, 3-U, F-8, K)
4. Christopher Morel, 3B: 2-4 (F-8, 1B, HR, K, 2 R, RBI, SB)
5a. Abraham Rodriguez, LF: 1-3 (K, 1B, 5-3, SB)
5b. Ruben Reyes, LF: 0-0 (BB)
6a. Luis Diaz, 2B: 0-3 (L-7, K, K)
6b. Josue Huma, SS: 0-1 (4-3)
7. Gustavo Polanco, 1B-DH: 0-3 (K, 5-3, K, RBI)
8a. Henderson Perez, C: 1-1 (1B, BB)
8b. Orian Nunez, 2B: 1-1 (1B, PO)
9. Kwangmin Kwon, RF: 0-3 (4-6 FC, K, K)
10a. Jose Gutierrez, CF: 0-1 (6-4 FC) 
10b. Jose A. Gonzalez, CF: 0-2 (F-7, 6-3)

CUBS PITCHERS
1. Chi-Feng Lee: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (15 strikes)
2. Ryan McNeil: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 7 pitches (6 strikes)
3. Yan de la Cruz: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 4/2 GO/AO, 29 pitches (17 strikes)
4. Luis Silva: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1/2 GO/AO, 21 pitches (13 strikes) 
5. Raidel Orta: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GO/AO, 41 pitches (22 strikes) 

CUBS ERRORS: 1 
SS Luis Verdugo: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Henderson Perez: 1-1  CS 

ATTENDANCE: 4 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures 100+ 

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Comments

PHIL: Do you have any clue as to the low attendance today? Also, was the 100+ tempbelow 110? Thank you.

E-MAN: The Arizona teachers strike is over so the kids are back in school. 

I don't know what the exact temperature was during the game, but it was somewhere above 100, might have been 110, 120, I'm not sure.

only 4 of 15 NL teams are below .500

neat.

also, the cubs racked up 40 hits and 10 walks in the 3 game series vs MIA.  jason heyward must be salty he missed out on prime stats-boosting vs this piss poor excuse for a major league team.

As of this morning, Alzolay was scheduled to start for the Iowa Cubs tonight. He has since been replaced as the starter. Perhaps the org is moving him to the start that Darvish would normally have (and keep Cub fans from enduring another Tseng start)

De La Cruz and Lange still scheduled to start for the Smokies and Pelicans tonight. 

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PITCHERS: 20
Adbert Alzolay
Javier Assad 
Ben Brown
Jeremiah Estrada
Kyle Hendricks
Codi Heuer 
* Brandon Hughes
Ryan Jensen
Caleb Kilian 
Mark Leiter Jr
Ethan Roberts 
Manuel Rodriguez
Michael Rucker
Adrian Sampson
* Justin Steele 
Marcus Stroman
Keegan Thompson
Erich Uelmen 
Hayden Wesneski
Rowan Wick

CATCHERS: 3 
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes
P. J. Higgins 

INFIELDERS: 8
Rylan Bannon 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Zach McKinstry
Christopher Morel
* Alfonso Rivas
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 6
Kevin Alcantara 
Alexander Canario
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki 
Nelson Velazquez

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