Mora of the Same for Cubs Hitters at Fitch Park
Sandber Pimentel drilled an RBI double, walked, and scored a run, Jordan Diaz doubled twice and scored a run, and RHP Jose Mora hurled four innings of one-hit ball, leading the Athletics to a 6-2 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday morning on Field #4 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.
The game was pre-planned as an eight-inning affair (and since the A's were ahead after 7-1/2 innings they did not have to bat in the bottom of the 8th), but the game was extended an extra half-inning so that all of the A's pitchers who were scheduled to throw could get their work.
In EXST Cubs roster news, LHP Manuel Rondon (on Myrtle Beach 7-day DL) has completed his EXST rehab and has been assigned to South Bend.
Here is the abridged box score (Cubs players only):
1. Fernando Kelli, CF: 1-3 (1B, K, K, CS)
2. Luis Vazquez, SS-DH: 1-2 (BB, 1B, L-8, CS, PO)
3. Jonathan Sierra, RF: 0-3 (K, 3-U, 6-3)
4. Alexander Guerra, DH #1: 1-3 (F-8, K, 1B)
5a. Cam Balego, C: 0-2 (K, F-8)
5b. Raymond Pena, C: 0-1 (6-4-3 DP)
6. Yovanny Cuevas, DH #2: 0-2 (K, BB, L-8, R, SB)
7. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 1-3 (4-3, 1B, 6-3, R, RBI)
8a. Kevin Zamudio, 1B: 0-2 (P-4, L-4)
8b. Fidel Mejia, 1B: 0-0 (BB)
9a. Henrry Pedra, DH #3: 0-1 (K)
9b. Luis Ubiera, PH: 1-1 (1B, RBI)
9c. Delvin Zinn, 3B: 0-1 (K)
10. Carlos Pacheco, LF: 0-2 (6-3, K)
11. Fabian Pertuz, 3B-SS: 0-2 (P-6, K)
1. Fauris Guerrero: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/4 GO/AO, 36 pitches (19 strikes)
2. Benjamin Rodriguez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 11 pitches (8 strikes)
3. Yan de la Cruz: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 29 pitches (15 strikes)
4. Fernando Calderon: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 26 pitches (16 strikes)
5. Eugenio Palma: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 31 pitches (22 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: 2
1. SS Luis Vazquez: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. 1B Kevin Zamudio: E-3 (two-base fielding error allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely)
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
crunch 5 hours 48 min ago (view)
Charlie 6 hours 43 min ago (view)
Lester pitched 35 innings today.
crunch 9 hours 22 min ago (view)
2019...cubs fan...being thankful heyward and chatwood are around...wtf...
Eric S 10 hours 8 min ago (view)
Like having a 5-1 lead going into the ninth?
Dolorous Jon Lester 11 hours 5 min ago (view)
With our vaunted late inning tandem of Tyler Chatwood and Rowan Wick!
Who would have thought?
Jackstraw 11 hours 5 min ago (view)
Cubs 1-10 with RISP in the series. Left lots of ducks on the pond. Could take some of the pressure off the pen.
Jackstraw 11 hours 7 min ago (view)
You could hit your thumb with a hammer. Or take a big bite of wayyyy too hot pizza. Just sayin.
Eric S 11 hours 10 min ago (view)
I’m a little surprised and confused that Bote wasn’t in the infield in the ninth? Wth - need that one out boot to complete my day
crunch 11 hours 12 min ago (view)
cubs win! about time.
Eric S 11 hours 20 min ago (view)
Cubs have to scratch mightily to get two runs against the mighty second half buccos
crunch 11 hours 52 min ago (view)
K, diving catch by happ for an out, HBP to load the bases, ground out
PIT has loaded the bases 3 times in this game.
crunch 12 hours 1 min ago (view)
...and we're doing more 0 out, men on base stuff...
2 on, 0 outs...up to 103 pitches and lester's day is done.
bullpen time. oh. boy. neat.
crunch 12 hours 13 min ago (view)
bryant has not forgotten how to hit homers.
crunch 12 hours 16 min ago (view)
2 on, 0 out, and also gets out of that.
btw, bryant has forgotten how to play 3rd base the past 2 innings...da hell...
crunch 12 hours 30 min ago (view)
no one scores! hell yeah. phew.
crunch 12 hours 36 min ago (view)
walking the pitcher to load the bases with 0 outs.
this cubbery is thicker than the humidity.