Rockies Relentless at Salt River Fields

Jesus Asuaje rifled two doubles, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, Bladimir Restituyo belted a triple and an RBI single, stole two bases, and scored two runs, and Reese Berberet  (RBI double), Julio Carreras (RBI single), and LeeMarcus Boyd (RBI single) contributed run-scoring hits to a 15-hit attack, as the Rockies repelled the Cubs "B" team 6-2 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning on Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick east of Scottsdale, AZ.    

The Rockies stole seven bases (no CS) and had traffic on the bases every inning (they left 14 men on base in addition to scoring six runs). 

Caleb Knight (a two-run double and a single) and Fabian Pertuz (two singles, a double, a stolen base, and a run scored) provided most of what there was of Cub offense in the game. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):  

1. Pedro Martinez, SS: 0-4 (F-7, 3-U, K, F-7)
2. Luis Verdugo, 3B: 0-3 (K, F-7, 6-3, BB)
3. Brennen Davis, CF: 0-3 (5-3, E-6, L-8, BB)
4. Abraham Rodriguez, 1B: 1-4 (1B, P-5, K, F-7, R)
5. Fabian Pertuz, DH #1: 3-4 (1B, 1B, F-8, 2B, R, SB)
6. Yovanny Cuevas, RF: 0-2 (BB, K, BB, K)
7a. Caleb Knight, C: 2-2 (2B, 1B, 2 RBI)
7b. Richard Nunez, C: 1-2 (1B, F-9)
8a. Carlos Morfa, DH #2: 0-3 (K, K, P-4)
8b. Jose Gutierrez, PH: 0-1 (K) 
9. Rochest Cruz, 2B: 0-3 (FC, 6-3 DP, 4-3)
10a. Kevin Moreno, LF: 0-2 (P-2, K)
10b. Ervis Marchan, LF: 0-1 (4-3) 

1. Misael Garcia: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 3/2 GO/AO, 43 pitches (24 strikes) 
2. Enrique de los Rios: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (9 strikes)
3. Luis Silva: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK, 1/4 GO/AO, 35 pitches (19 strikes) 
4. Ivan Medina: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 42 pitches (29 strikes) 
5. Riley McCauley: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/4 GO/AO, 30 pitches (22 strikes)

P Ivan Medina: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
C Richard Nunez: E-2 (Catcher's Interference allowed batter to reach base safely)

1. Caleb Knight: 0-3 CS, 1 PB 
2. Richard Nunez: 0-4 CS, 1 E (see above)

Yovanny Cuevas - thrown out 9-5 attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on bloop single to RF 


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 


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    Last night, my son was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet while peacefully protesting for justice for George Floyd. His story is not unique. Countless others have also experienced this use of excessive police force while trying to have their voices heard.

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    ...but now there's this...

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan
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    Crunch, thanks. I can be a jerk at times, but you bailed me out. Btw I'm the whitest white boy (who grew up next to Wrigley and also worked at my dad's warehouse next to Cabrini Green). I'm truly ashamed of this president. I don't believe anyone sane wants more of him. Go Cubs!! I miss Bobby Dernier's first home run against the Padres. 


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    America NEEDS its HEROES.


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