Vaughan's Bat Has the Gold Touch at Riverview

Noah Vaughan belted an RBI triple and an RBI single, walked, and scored a run, as the Athletics Gold squad rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to edge the Cubs "A" team 3-2 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.  

Marcus Mastrobuoni singled twice, doubled, and scored a run, and Josue Huma doubled, singled, stole a base, and scored a run for the Cubs.  

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

1. D. J. Wilson, CF: 1-4 (1B, 5-3, 4-3, L-8, CS)
2. Ezequiel Pagan, RF: 1-3 (F-7, F-7 SF, 4-3, 1B, RBI)
3. Alexander Guerra, C-DH: 0-4 (5-3, 1-3, K, F-8)
4a. Yonathan Perlaza, 3B: 1-2 (F-9, 1B)
4b. Herson Perez, 2B: 0-1 (5-3, BB)
5. Marcus Mastrobuoni, DH-C: 3-4 (2B, 1B, 1B, F-8, R)
6. Jake Slaughter, 1B: 1-3 (1B, K, 5-4-3 DP)
7. Fernando Kelli, LF: 1-3 (2B, 6-3 DP, K, RBI)
8. Luis Diaz, 2B-3B; 0-3 (K, K, 5-3)
9. Dalton Hurd, DH #2: 0-3 (K, K, K)
10. Josue Huma, SS: 2-3 (2B, 1B, K, R, SB)

1. Chad Hockin: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (9 strikes)
2. Enrique de los Rios: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 20 pitches (12 strikes)
3. Jamie Galazin: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 16 pitches (7 strikes)
4. Jorge Remon: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 34 pitches (25 strikes)
5. Carlos Vega: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 16 pitches (9 strikes)
6. Chi-Feng Lee: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 26 pitches (17 strikes) 
7. Riley McCauley: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (20 strikes) 
8. Blake Whitney: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 15 pitches (10 strikes) 

1. P Jorge Remon: E-1 (overthrow on pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)
2. SS Josue Huma: E-6 (overthrow on back-pick attempt at 1st base after P-6 allowed runner to advance to 2nd)

1. Alexander Guerra: 1-1 CS 
2. Marcus Mastrobuoni: 1-1 CS, 1 PB 


WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 80's 


"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 


Looks like a big crowd today.

Everyone checking on Galazin's conversion to pitching. Or checking out Whitney for trade potential.

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  • Eric S 2 hours 46 min ago (view)

    Credit to Mills bouncing back strong - fifth straight quality start by the rotation certainly helps things. Yu for the series win tomorrow 


  • crunch 2 hours 50 min ago (view)


    schwarber in the bottom 10th!  walkoff homer.


  • Jackstraw 3 hours 1 min ago (view)

    Throws strikes like Chatwood.  Holds runners like Darvish.


  • Eric S 3 hours 10 min ago (view)

    This smells like a Chatwood game. 


  • Eric S 3 hours 12 min ago (view)

    Almora - what a tool non-play there. 


  • crunch 3 hours 26 min ago (view)

    phew...kimbrel is fresh off taking a half season away from the game, but im ready for a bit less drama out of his appearances.


  • crunch 3 hours 29 min ago (view)

    lorenzen is low-key one of the most exciting players in the game, seriously.  he's fun on the mound, at the plate, and baserunning.


  • Eric S 3 hours 33 min ago (view)

    Well that settles it: Lorenzen is a better base runner than Brach. Brach haint got nuttin’


  • crunch 3 hours 34 min ago (view)

    rizzo's power outage has been a little alarming.  it seems to be bad luck more than anything obvious, though.


  • Eric S 3 hours 42 min ago (view)

    Near warning track power Rizzo not nearly as fun as home run derby Rizzo


  • Eric S 3 hours 54 min ago (view)

    More rare sighting in last few weeks: a Descalso plate appearance or a Rizzo home run?  Descalso PA wins by an eyelash

    Descalso actually had one his better at bats (even though he should have been rung up on a missed strike three) — a line drive one hopper to the shortstop


  • crunch 4 hours 17 min ago (view)

    they're celebrating the 69 cubs at the park tonight.

    they had a bunch of vets (led by billy williams) do the 7th along with a video edited together of ernie banks + ron santo singing the 7th so they could all sing along.  great touch.


  • crunch 4 hours 41 min ago (view)

    montgomery is going to be used as a SP for KC.  good for him.

    also, a.mills has calmed down into a hell of a nice welcome back start.  he's back on my xmas card list.


  • crunch 5 hours 57 min ago (view)

    31 pitches, 3 HBP by mills...and only 3 runs given up in 1.2ip so far!


  • crunch 6 hours 14 min ago (view)

    okay, im done with alec mills.



  • crunch 6 hours 21 min ago (view)

    almora picks up a career highlight reel catch in CF.

    even heyward was pumped.