D. J.'s Choice of Music Not to A's Liking at Riverview
D. J. Wilson tripled, walked twice, stole a base, and scored two runs, Luis Diaz collected two RBI (an RBI double and walked with the bases loaded to force-in a run), and Jake Slaughter drilled an RBI single, walked, and scored, as the Cubs "A" team edged the Athletics Green squad 4-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Saturday morning on Field #5 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.
The Cubs drew nine walks (including three by Yonathan Perlaza) and had two batters reach base via HBP to aid their cause.
The game was called after eight innings of play.
RHP Erich Uelmen (on Myrtle Beach 7-day IL) got the start for the Cubs and worked 3.1 IP (61 pitches - 69% strikes), allowing one run on three hits (two singles and a double). He didn't issue any walks, he struck out four (three swinging), and he induced the A's hitters who did make contact to repeatedly pound his pitches into the ground (6/0 GO/AO).
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Ezequiel Pagan, CF: 0-4 (K, 6-3, F-8, P-5)
2. D. J. Wilson, DH #1: 1-2 (BB, BB, 3B, P-6, 2 R, SB)
3. Jake Slaughter, 1B: 1-3 (1B, BB, P-4, F-7, R, RBI)
4. Gioskar Amaya, DH #2: 0-2 (6-3, HBP, E-6, HBP, RBI)
5a. Henderson Perez, C: 0-3 (F-8, 5-2-5 DP, K)
5b. Herson Perez, 2B: 0-1 (F-8)
6. Alexander Guerra, DH-C: 0-2 (5-3, 5-4-3 DP)
NOTE: Slot was skipped first two times thru batting order
7. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B-3B: 0-0 (BB, BB, BB, R, SB)
8. Luis Diaz, 3B-DH: 1-1 (BB, BB, 2B, 2 RBI)
9. Edmond Americaan, LF: 0-3 (K, 4-3, K)
10. Josue Huma, SS: 0-3 (L-8, 6-3, P-6)
11. Dalton Hurd, RF: 0-2 (BB, K, F-7)
CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Erich Uelmen: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 6/0 GO/AO, 61 pitches (42 strikes)
2. Ivan Medina: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 26 pitches (16 strikes)
3. Blake Whitney: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 27 pitches (21 strikes)
4. Benjamin Rodriguez: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 10 pitches (4 strikes)
5. Elias Herrera: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (8 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: NONE
CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Henderson Perez: 0-2 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in te 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Eric S 1 hour 51 min ago (view)
Credit to Mills bouncing back strong - fifth straight quality start by the rotation certainly helps things. Yu for the series win tomorrow
crunch 1 hour 55 min ago (view)
schwarber in the bottom 10th! walkoff homer.
Jackstraw 2 hours 7 min ago (view)
Throws strikes like Chatwood. Holds runners like Darvish.
Eric S 2 hours 15 min ago (view)
This smells like a Chatwood game.
Eric S 2 hours 17 min ago (view)
Almora - what a tool non-play there.
crunch 2 hours 31 min ago (view)
phew...kimbrel is fresh off taking a half season away from the game, but im ready for a bit less drama out of his appearances.
crunch 2 hours 34 min ago (view)
lorenzen is low-key one of the most exciting players in the game, seriously. he's fun on the mound, at the plate, and baserunning.
Eric S 2 hours 38 min ago (view)
Well that settles it: Lorenzen is a better base runner than Brach. Brach haint got nuttin’
crunch 2 hours 39 min ago (view)
rizzo's power outage has been a little alarming. it seems to be bad luck more than anything obvious, though.
Eric S 2 hours 47 min ago (view)
Near warning track power Rizzo not nearly as fun as home run derby Rizzo
Eric S 2 hours 59 min ago (view)
More rare sighting in last few weeks: a Descalso plate appearance or a Rizzo home run? Descalso PA wins by an eyelash
Descalso actually had one his better at bats (even though he should have been rung up on a missed strike three) — a line drive one hopper to the shortstop
crunch 3 hours 22 min ago (view)
they're celebrating the 69 cubs at the park tonight.
they had a bunch of vets (led by billy williams) do the 7th along with a video edited together of ernie banks + ron santo singing the 7th so they could all sing along. great touch.
crunch 3 hours 46 min ago (view)
montgomery is going to be used as a SP for KC. good for him.
also, a.mills has calmed down into a hell of a nice welcome back start. he's back on my xmas card list.
crunch 5 hours 2 min ago (view)
31 pitches, 3 HBP by mills...and only 3 runs given up in 1.2ip so far!
crunch 5 hours 19 min ago (view)
okay, im done with alec mills.
crunch 5 hours 26 min ago (view)
almora picks up a career highlight reel catch in CF.
even heyward was pumped.