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
WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
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.