Cubs Overcome One-Hitter to Gain Split with Giants

Mikey Edie (two RBI singles), Beicker Mendoza (RBI double), Zack Bowers (RBI double), and Julio Pena (go-ahead two-run single) contributed run-scoring hits to help the Giants rally and defeat the Cubs 7-5 on Field #1, and Marcus Mastrobuoni belted a solo home run with two outs in the top of the 6th to tie the game (and break-up a no-hitter), and what proved to be the winning run scored in the top of the 7th without the benefit of a hit (lead-off walk, WP, GO, and an E-6), as the Cubs (held to just the one hit) edged the Giants 2-1 on Field #2, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training split-squad doubleheader action this morning at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Both games were called by mutual consent after 7-1/2 innings of play. 

Stephen Bruno (RBI single), Chris Pieters (two-run triple), and Abraham Rodriguez (RBI single) collected run-scoring hits to highlight a four-run third inning for the Cubs in a losing cause on Field #1, and RHSP Melvin Adon hurled four innings of no-run/no-hit ball for the Giants in their loss on Field #2.

RHRP Aaron Crow (April 2015 TJS) was shut-down after waming up (unknown if related to the TJS rehab). 

Cubs Latin American Field Coordinator Dave Keller and Cubs Minor League Pitching Coordinator Jim Brower are in town this week, and both were at today's EXST games in Scottsdale. Keller is helping to decide which of the Cubs Latin American players at EXST will stay in Arizona and play in the AZL and which will be sent to the DSL (the DSL begins play in three weeks), and Brower is evaluating the Cubs pitchers at EXST to determine which ones are candidates to be moved up to a full-season affiliate, which ones will be assigned to Eugene, which ones will remain in Arizona and play in the AZL, and which will be sent to the DSL. 

In EXST Cubs roster news, RHSP Jeremy Null has been moved-up to Myrtle Beach. Null was left behind at Extended Spring Training because he was slowed a bit with arm fatigue during Minor League Camp and could not get stretched-out in time for the start of the Carolina League regular season, but he got his pitch count up to 75 in an EXST intrasquad game in Mesa last week and so he is ready to roll.  

Here are the abridged box scores from the two games (Cubs players only), followed by the updated Cubs Extended Spring Training roster: 

FIELD #2

SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
1. Robert Garcia, CF: 0-2 (HBP, 3-1, 3-U, CS)
2. Edgar Rondon, 2B: 0-3 (F-7, 1-3, E-6)
3. Isaac Paredes, SS: 0-2 (BB, L-5, 4-3)
4. Kwang-Min Kwon, RF: 0-3 (F-7, F-7, F-9)
5. Marcus Mastrobuoni, 1B: 1-3 (4-3, HR, K, R, RBI)
6. Jonathan Sierra, DH #1: 0-3 (6-3, K, P-6)
7. Vimael Machin, 3B: 0-2 (6-3, 6-3)
8. Michael Foster, LF-DH: 0-2 (K, 6-3)
9. Ruben Reyes, DH-LF: 0-2 (K, L-7)
10. Miguel Amaya, C: 0-1 (K, BB, R)
11. Roberto Caro, DH #3: 0-2 (K, P-6)

CUBS SQUAD "A" PITCHERS
1. Bryan Hudson: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 3/3 GO/AO, 43 pitches (31 strikes) 
2. Aaron Crow: INJURY WHILE WARMING UP - DID NOT PITCH TO A BATTER 
3. Pedro Araujo: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 29 pitches (21 strikes)
4. Jared Cheek: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/4 GO/AO, 30 pitches (20 strikes) 

CUBS SQUAD "A" ERRORS: 2 
1. P Pedro Araujo: E-1 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. SS Isaac Paredes: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

CUBS SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Miguel Amaya: 0-3 CS 

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FIELD #1

CUBS SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
1. D. J. Wilson, CF: 1-2 (F-9, HBP, 1B, BB, R)
2. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 2-4 (1B, 1B, 6-3 DP, K, R)
3. Stephen Bruno, 2B: 1-4 (E-4, 1B, 5-3, F-9, R, RBI)
4. Chris Pieters, 1B: 1-3 (F-8, 3B, BB, F-8, R, 2 RBI, SB)
5. Abraham Rodriguez, LF: 1-2 (4-3, 1B, BB, RBI, PO)
6. Jhonny Bethencourt, 3B: 1-3 (F-8, F-8, 1B)
7. Tyler Payne, C: 2-3 (1B, 1B, 6-4 FC) 
8. Luis Ayala, RF: 0-3 (F-8, 6-4 FC, F-8, R, 2 SB)
9. Ricardo Marcano, DH #1: 0-3 (F-7, 4-3, 4-3)
10. Tyler Pearson, DH #2: 1-3 (P-5, E-5, 1B, CS)

CUBS SQUAD "B" PITCHERS
1. Jose Paulino: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1/3 GO/AO, 42 pitches (29 strikes)
2. Scott Frazier: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 10 pitches (8 strikes)
3. Luis Aquino: 2.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 31 pitches (21 strikes) 
4. Tommy Nance: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 5 pitches (4 strikes) 

CUBS SQUAD "B" ERRORS: 2 
1. 3B Jhonny Bethencourt: E-5 (fielding errror allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. 1B Chris Pieters: E-3 (missed catch on pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)

CUBS SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE
Tyler Payne: 0-1 CS, 1 PB 

CUBS SQUAD "B" OUTFIELD ASSISTS
LF Abraham Rodriguez - batter thrown out 7-4 attempting to stretch single into double 

CUBS SQUAD "B" BASERUNNING ADVENTURES
Chris Pieters - thrown out 8-2 attempting to score (standing up) from 3rd base on a single to CF 

ATTENDANCE  

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

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CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER:

70 ACTIVE 
21 LIMITED ACTIVITY & PITCHERS REHAB GROUP 

PITCHERS: 34+15
Jose Albertos
Jeffry Antigua (REHAB GROUP - ???)
Luis Aquino 
Pedro Araujo
Javier Assad 
Frank Batista (REHAB GROUP - April 2016 knee surgery)
Dallas Beeler (REHAB GROUP - right shoulder inflammation)
Jordan Brink (REHAB GROUP - post-2015 right shoulder surgery)
Cole Brocker (REHAB GROUP - ???)
Aaron Brooks (REHAB GROUP - hip contusion)
Jesus Camargo (REHAB GROUP - ???)
Jesus Castillo 
Dylan Cease
Jared Cheek
Aaron Crow (ACTIVE REHAB - April 2015 TJS)
Oscar de la Cruz (REHAB GROUP - elbow)
Enrique de los Rios
Andin Diaz (REHAB GROUP - ???)
Wander Feliz (ex-OF)
Stephen Fife (ACTIVE REHAB)
P. J. Francescon (RESTRICTED LIST - ACTIVE)
Scott Frazier
Francisco Garay (ex-INF)
Hector Garcia
* Yapson Gomez
Tanner Griggs (RESTRICTED LIST - ACTIVE)
Luis Hernandez (REHAB GROUP - ???)
* Bryan Hudson
John Michael Knighton 
Jack Leathersich (REHAB GROUP - July 2015 TJS)
Jose Leidenz
Daniel Lewis 
Gabriel Lima (REHAB GROUP - ???)
Mark Malave 
Junior Marte
M. T. Minacci 
Erling Moreno
Tommy Nance
* Pablo Ochoa 
* Eugenio Palma 
Manny Parra (REHAB GROUP - April 2016 TJS)
* Jose Paulino
* Tyler Peitzmeier
Andry Rondon
* Manny Rondon
Zac Rosscup (REHAB GROUP - left shoulder inflammation) 
Alexander Santana
Pedro Silverio
Jose Zapata (INACTIVE - player coach)

CATCHERS: 9+1
Miguel Amaya 
Eric Gonzalez
Marcus Mastrobuoni 
* Alberto Mineo
Tyler Payne
Tyler Pearson 
Jhonny Pereda
Gustavo Polanco
Will Remillard (LIMITED ACTIVITY - April 2016 TJS #2) 
Kevin Zamudio 

INFIELDERS: 13+5
Aramis Ademan (LIMTED ACTIVITY - ???)
Jhonny Bethencourt
Stephen Bruno (ACTIVE REHAB)
Wladimir Galindo 
* Vimael Machin
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college at Boise State)
Rafael Mejia
Andruw Monasterio
Christopher Morel (LIMITED ACTIVITY - arm lacertaion)
Rafael Narea
Jose Paniagua
Isaac Paredes 
# Yeiler Peguero
# Yonathan Perlaza 
* Chris Pieters
# Edgar Rondon 
Ho-Young Son (LIMTED ACTIVITY - ???)
Christian Villanueva (LIMITED ACTIVITY - fractured fibula)

OUTFIELDERS: 14
* Luis Ayala
Alex Bautista
# Roberto Caro 
Michael Foster
# Robert Garcia
Jose Gonzalez
* Kwang-Min Kwon
* Ricardo Marcano
Yohan Matos (ex-C)
Kevonte Mitchell 
* Ruben Reyes
* Abraham Rodriguez
* Jonathan Sierra
* D. J. Wilson

MANAGER:
Carmelo Martinez 

COACHES 
Jesus Feliciano (Assistant Manager) 
Armando Gabino (Assistant Pitching Coach) 
Jeremy Farrell (Assistant Hitting Coach) 
Brian Lawrence (Pitching Coach) 
Jonathan Mota (Assistant Coach - Infield Instructor) 
Lance Rymel (Rehab Assistant Coach - Catching Instructor)
Ron Villone (Rehab Pitching Coach) 
Jose Zapata (Assistant Rehab Pitching Coach) 
Ty Wright (Hitting Coach - Outfield Instructor) 

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES 
Dallas Lopez 
Ryan Nordtvedt 

ATHLETIC TRAINERS
Adrian Pettaway 
Logan Severson 

REHAB TRAINING COORDINATOR 
Chuck Baughman  

VIDEO
Sam Hunter


Comments

I guess the moral of this story is that you need to understand what you are putting into your body. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-...

another son of a former roids-era MLB player...

The Angels have acquired SS Brendan Ryan who was with the Nationals on a minor league deal. The Angels have added him to their 25 man roster. So that saves the Cubs some cash from when they released him shortly after the Castro deal.

Since we're playing the Padres, having an awesome year and Rizzo is having a great year so far figured I'd post the Rizzo for Cashner trade thread: http://www.thecubreporter.com/2012/01/06/cubs... Few people saw what Rizzo could become, which isn't too surprising I suppose considering what he had done and he worked to hit left hand pitching after he got here but still pretty amazing in retrospect. Cashner had two good years in 2013 and 2014 but 2015 and so far this year have been average at best. Meanwhile Rizzo is the face of the team, is putting up another All Star year and if he continues will get MVP votes and just seems like an all around awesome guy. Complete win for a trade imo.

Like my first post, my second was pretty good too

Geez, jacos -- if you hadn't posted that second comment today, I'd say you were clairvoyant!

My reply was even better.

You guys...

Also as one of those quiet guys we don't hear much about besides defense, Russell has a .361 OBP so far which is good but in May it's .412 which is amazing. Not much power so far but I could see him as a future top of the order guy post Fowler depending what happens there.

patton pitched the 9th in iowa (18 pitches)...so we may see someone besides him get called up tomorrow...maybe. cj edwards...g.soto... *shrug*

Brian Schlitter??

Kawasaki is getting the call up per twitter

that's interesting considering the 6 relievers used tonight...though a chunk of them didn't get enough work to care too much.

...and with Hendricks going in Game 1, hard to imagine he'll go more than 6. Well, if we score 8 in both games, we should be in good shape.

Kawasaki is ahead of Schlitter on the pitching depth chart.

Rondon -- just awesome.

AZ PHIL: "40 players on MLB RESERVE LIST (one slot is open)" I think there's a typo in your sidebar.

JOHN B: Thanks!

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  • Eric S 3 hours 30 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 3 hours 23 min ago (view)

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

     

  • tim815 3 hours 55 min ago (view)

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

     

  • crunch 5 hours 8 min ago (view)

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

     

  • crunch 5 hours 11 min ago (view)

    omfg chatwood...with the bat.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 13 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 5 hours 39 min ago (view)

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

     

  • crunch 5 hours 56 min ago (view)

    wow baez...also, wow rizzo.

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

     

  • crunch 8 hours 47 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 8 hours 52 min ago (view)

    Control problems?

     

  • crunch 9 hours 16 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 15 hours 38 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 30 min ago (view)

    Chatwood is becoming a force in the BP.

     

  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    ALMORA GRAND SLAM!!!

    way to break a tie.

     

  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    rizzoh!!