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 

ATTENDANCE: 10 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in te 80's 

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Comments

AZPhil some questions:

- Any first impressions on Richard Gallardo and Joel Machado? 

- I haven’t noticed Reivaj Garcia in your updates. Is he hurt? Brennen Davis? Jose Gutierrez? 

Thanks for what you do and any answers! 

KKvG: Joel Machado: Soft-tossing LHP with a 85-86 MPH FB, a CV (his best pitch), and a CH. Nothing exceptional.   

Richard Gallardo: 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. He's a good prospect but he's not elite.  

Brennen Davis, Reivaj Garcia, and Jose Gutierrez are on the Cubs EXST "B" team and they play as often as any of the other players on that squad do. 

Thanks! Hopefully Theo gets these guys in a bunch of trainer battles, gets them lots of EXP, and they see significant growth

wow...d.holland (SF) broke open one of those "unwritten rules" on the back/forth between upper management and player.  we know it happens, no one talks about it...

"To be honest, I have no idea what they’re doing... It’s more from the front office. We keep changing a lot of things, I did a fake injury, so I'm not happy about that. But at the end of the day, I'm going to do whatever they ask me to do."

Let the record show that for a couple of innings this afternoon in Des Moines the battery was Carasiti & Caratini...

i've visted their winery...one of the best in upstate new york.

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  • Hagsag 4 hours 52 min ago (view)

    Tommy Birch tweets that Taylor Davis has signed with the Orioles. Hate to see him go. I will never forget his GS against the Deadbirds.

     

  • crunch 23 hours 51 min ago (view)

    cubs trade for travis lakins for a PTBNL or cash considerations from the rsox.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lakin...

     

  • Charlie 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    I mean, the "overrated" criticism is always more about other people deserving of the honor being snubbed or put through more rigamarole. Jeter was definitely a great player for a long time. I just want people to remember that guys like Scott Rolen are not 60% less deserving, as the current voting system seems to indicate.

     

  • crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    speaking of the HOF...

    schilling had a nice bump in his 8th eligable year going from 60.9% to 70.0%.  he's probably gonna get in next year...and if not for his abrasive personality and questionable interests outside of baseball he would probably already be in.  he's good enough to be there based on performance alone.

    fellow 8th year guys bonds and clemens held steady, going up around 1% point to 60%-ish range.  they may or may not get some love entering their 9th or 10th years.

     

  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    m.ozuna signs with the braves 1/18m.

    he was expected to sign for similar pay over a number of years.  the cards must be "wtf?" about him walking away from the 17.8m qualifying offer, though.  at least they get a draft pick out of it.

     

  • crunch 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    5x gold glove...and earned 0 of them.

    whatever.  hell of a hitter, and he played SS "good enough" to not embarass himself or the team.

    but yeah, overrated even if he's a no-doubt 1st ballot hall of famer...which seems like an odd thing to say even if it's true (at least in the eyes of many).

     

  • Charlie 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    That's a significant boost for being the face of the Yankees. Expected, but in retrospect he wasn't that much better than plenty of people who didn't have full support for the hall (Santo comes to mind).

    *Tries to start an "over-rated" chant.*

     

  • crunch 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    d.jeter and l.walker (10th and final year on ballot, 76.6%) are going to the HOF.

    jeter got 99.75% of the vote...highest for a position player (griffey jr 99.32% 2016).  m.rivera got 100% last year.

    larry walker decided to dress up for his first post-election interview.  class act.

    https://i.ibb.co/Dfqtz1p/EO15-ODUX0-AU6id-Y-format...

     

  • crunch 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    nice.  i love seeing the undrafted who still try to make a career get a shot.

    it seems he's somewhat recently hit 97mph on his fastball which helped attract some interest.

    https://uspbl.com/max-bain-signs-with-chicago-cubs/

    good luck to the dude.

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 days 54 min ago (view)

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  • Arizona Phil 2 days 1 hour ago (view)

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  • Arizona Phil 2 days 1 hour ago (view)

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  • crunch 2 days 18 hours ago (view)

    ummm...nevermind...

    ""There’s a lot of disrespect from people there that I don’t want to be a part of," Arenado said. "You can quote that." Arenado added, "You ask what I thought of Jeff’s quotes and I say I don’t care what people say around there. There is a lot of disrespect."

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  • crunch 2 days 19 hours ago (view)

    some good news...or bad news depending on how you feel about it...for the k.bryant trade market...

    "Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich on Monday indicated that Nolan Arenado will not be dealt prior to spring training and trade talks involving the third baseman are off for now."

    now MLB and crew need to decide whether bryant has an extra year of club control or not...still waiting...

    rangers, braves, and nats are supposedly looking at 3rd base upgrades.  cards are, too, but bryant to the cards would be a mutiny level trade decision.