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 33 min 41 sec ago (view)
And Joe pinch hits for Descalso again today - now 205/277/316 on the year. But no need to put a jumpy-jump in the parking lot during spring training like they did last year for TLS so it balances out.
crunch 56 min 50 sec ago (view)
tommy lastella hit his 12th homer of the year...grand slam.
tim815 1 hour 28 min ago (view)
Not sure why any of the teams would only have enough talent for one XSL game.
crunch 2 hours 41 min ago (view)
aww...cubs were a pest all game, but couldn't overcome.
crunch 2 hours 44 min ago (view)
omfg chatwood...with the bat.
crunch 2 hours 46 min ago (view)
RIP heyward's bat.
shout out to bo jackson...that was a clean break.
it was a swing/miss with no contact so it's doubtful it was a cracked bat.
Eric S 3 hours 12 min ago (view)
Bullpen reclamation project Kyle Ryan’s ERA now 5.06. Bummer
crunch 3 hours 29 min ago (view)
wow baez...also, wow rizzo.
call overturned, but that was a hell of an "almost" play.
crunch 6 hours 20 min ago (view)
he's thrown so little of his other stuff lately that i can't even guess and sure don't know.
he's always been fastball-heavy, but it's almost exclusively fastball now.
he gets movement on a 95-97mph fastball...that's a positive about it if he's gonna continously offer it up.
VirginiaPhil 6 hours 25 min ago (view)
crunch 6 hours 49 min ago (view)
schwarber / baez / rizzo / contreras / heyward / almora / descalso / lester / bote
i guess we're in for 2-20 random games of "pitcher hits 8th" before suddenly deciding that's not a thing anymore...again
crunch 13 hours 11 min ago (view)
it had to feel good for him to get that standing O at the home ballpark.
he's still throwing almost nothing but fastballs exclusively, though...wonder what's up with that.
Hagsag 14 hours 3 min ago (view)
Chatwood is becoming a force in the BP.
QuietMan 22 hours 42 min ago (view)
crunch 23 hours 2 min ago (view)
ALMORA GRAND SLAM!!!
way to break a tie.
crunch 23 hours 47 min ago (view)