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): 

CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
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)

CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS
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) 

CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: 2 
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)

CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Alexander Guerra: 1-1 CS 
2. Marcus Mastrobuoni: 1-1 CS, 1 PB 

ATTENDANCE: 28 

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

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

Comments

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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  • crunch 29 min 35 sec ago (view)

    dusty baker confrimed new HOU manager.

    news was up/down all day with "confirmations" and "not confirmed yet" but other candidates have evidently been notified they're out of running and dusty's their dude.

    his wheelhouse is reigning in "troubled" clubhouses in need of focus and direction, and that's what he's inheriting.

    also, tony barnette has retired.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 30 min ago (view)

    s.souza 1/1m finalized.

    could be up to 3m after performance and non-IL (injury list) incentives.

    it seems he'll be giving rest to schwarb/heyward vs lefties at a minimum.  it will be interesting to see him play OF this spring to see how much distance he can cover (and on back-to-back days).

     

  • crunch 7 hours 44 min ago (view)

    cubs signing jeremy "smoke 2 joints" jeffress

    1/850K

     

  • Arizona Phil 8 hours 50 min ago (view)

    Cubs minor leaguers in Mesa are wearing the new Nike jerseys, which look the same as the previous Majestic unis (blue Cubs jersey with red names and numbers outlined in white), except for the Nike "swoosh" insignia on the upper right front of the shirt.

     

  • Arizona Phil 9 hours 16 min ago (view)

    The "Under Armour Performamce Center" (UAPC) at the Cubs facility in Mesa in now called the "Chicago Cubs Performance Center" (CCPC). All references to Under Armour have disappeared. 

     

  • Hagsag 17 hours 7 min ago (view)

    It's great to start getting reports from the Instructs. Keep them coming Phil!

     

  • bradsbeard 23 hours 1 min ago (view)

    Since the deal isn't official, I wonder if the Cubs will wait until camp opens to finalize the deal and then put him on the 60 day IL as soon as it's available (assuming it's a major league deal). That doesn't really make sense in light of their luxury tax maneuvering though. If he's gonna miss a third of the season they'd probably only offer a minor league deal I guess. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Cory Abbott, Ben Hecht, Ryan Lawlor, and Brailyn Marquez were in a separate group on Field #3, so they may be prepping for NRIs to MLB Spring Training.   

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    And Max Bain threw (long toss) at Instructs this morning, too. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    I can positively confirm that Jerrick Suiter (1B-OF selected by Cubs from Pirates in Minor League Phase of last month';s Rule 5 Draft) is indeed being converted to a RHP. I saw him throw long-toss this morning at Instructs. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of LHP Adam Choplick from Southern Maryland (Atlantic League) and he has been assigned to AA Tennessee.

    Choplick was the 14th round draft pick of the Texas Rangers out of the U. of Oklahoma in 2015, and he was released by the Rangers at the end of Spring Training 2019 (never got higher than AA). 

    I saw Choplick throw (long-toss) at Instructs this morning and he is one huge dude (6'9 250+). 

     

  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    the entire cubs offseason has been "wow, this guy was good 2-3 years ago, but didn't play or sucked in recent past."

    houston finished using their trash can and the cubs are rooting around in it looking for players.

    speaking of...it's taken MLB longer to figure out bryant's service time complaint than the entire astros cheating scandal.

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    "Chicago Cubs selected the contract of LHP Adam Choplick from Southern Maryland Blue Crabs."

    okay.  sure.  congrats and good luck.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player...

     

  • Charlie 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    Good for Nick. Good luck to him and the Reds improving his defense. That park should very much play to his offense.

    Interest in Gennett is strange. If you are going to pick up a bench infielder at this point, shouldn't it be someone with SS chops?

     

  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    nick castellanos to the reds, 4/64m...opt out after 1 year.

    meanwhile, on the cubs front...

    "Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports that the Cubs continue to have interest in free agent Scooter Gennett. "

    wtf...

     

  • Sonicwind75 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    There seemed to be a least an tacit understanding between ownership and fans during the rebuild that we as fans should support the organization when it was intentionally underspending and tanking. When it was time to be competitive, you know when the greatest core of Cubs players in my lifetime are in their prime, ownership would make the most of that window. That doesn't appear to be the case with the team shedding around $40 million in salary.