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):
CUBS "B" TEAM LINEUP:
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)
CUBS "B" TEAM PITCHERS:
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)
CUBS "B" TEAM ERRORS: 2
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)
CUBS "B" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Caleb Knight: 0-3 CS, 1 PB
2. Richard Nunez: 0-4 CS, 1 E (see above)
CUBS "B" TEAM BASERUNNING:
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
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Eric S 30 min 32 sec ago (view)
Another lefty Padre starter and JHey gets a breather. Robel in LF (batting 5th) Almora CF (leadoff) and Bryant in RF
Charlie 2 hours 1 min ago (view)
Mike Leake? Check that guy's locker for a genie lamp.
bradsbeard 2 hours 15 min ago (view)
AZ Phil, your writeup here suggests a player on the restricted list in Zobrist’s situation cannot be reinstated between August 1 and October 31. Does Zobrist actually have to be reinstated this month to play at all the rest of the season?
crunch 11 hours 14 min ago (view)
base hit to lead off top 9th...aww.
killer performance and there should be enough in the tank to easily get the CG (only 79 pitches).
crunch 11 hours 41 min ago (view)
m.leake (SEA) perfect through 7ip, 67 pitches
crunch 12 hours 14 min ago (view)
STL down by 7...so they score 10 in the 6th...and barely manage to win a 12-11 game.
Craig A. 15 hours 30 min ago (view)
Of course, the Cubs knew he was delicate when they signed him, but Maddon pushed him anyway. How much value is there to an elite player who can’t be used very much?
Eric S 17 hours 14 min ago (view)
Bote’s numbers trending down unfortunately - not far from Russell‘s
bradsbeard 17 hours 44 min ago (view)
Bryant’s always been pretty good in LF. It’s RF where he looks most awkward to me. Something about staying on the left side of the field maybe. I think you’ll see Bryant and Schwarber platooned in LF going forward, though that might depend on Bote’s ability to start hitting LHP again.
Eric S 18 hours 12 min ago (view)
Cubs win and this Kimbrel pickup paying dividends
crunch 18 hours 17 min ago (view)
he's a low level jerk, but i find it hard to hate the guy when he doesn't try ducking an interview to explain wtf his problem is.
Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 22 min ago (view)
Too many of our relief arms have excelled at blowing late leads. Strop and Edwards have been the primary ones.
Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 23 min ago (view)
He’s sipping drinks on a beach?
Could he be Mai Tai Guy???
crunch 18 hours 31 min ago (view)
SD defense is the player of the game.
Eric S 18 hours 38 min ago (view)
Should the Cubs go on to win this game ... wow. Some crazy-stupid self inflicted damage that they’ve somehow skirted.
Eric S 18 hours 45 min ago (view)
Strop has become very adroit at blowing leads giving up the long ball (same thing last Friday coming off the all star break?)