Angels in Charitable Mood at Riverview
Rafael Mejia laced an RBI double and a two-run single, SP Kohl Franklin hurled three innings of shutout ball, and the Cubs "B" team took advantage of seven walks, four errors, four WP, and two PB to cruise past the Angels 9-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday morning on Field #5 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.
The game was pre-planned as a ten-inning contest.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "B" TEAM LINEUP:
1a. D. J. Wilson, CF: 0-4 (3-U, F-9, K, 3-U)
1b. Ricardo Verenzuela, CF: 0-1 (K)
2a. Pedro Martinez, 3B: 0-3 (4-3, BB, 3-U, K, R, SB)
2b. Caleb Knight, PH-C: 0-1 (6-3)
3. Brennen Davis, LF: 1-3 (HBP, E-6, 1-3, 2B, R)
4a. Jonathan Soto, C: 1-3 (1B, 6-4-3 DP, F-9)
4b. Raymond Pena, PH: 0-0 (BB, R)
4c. Widimer Joaquin, 3B: NO AB
5. Fabian Pertuz, SS: 1-3 (1B, BB, 3-U, 5-U FC, R, CS)
6. Brandon Vicens, RF: 0-3 (L-8, K, K, BB, R)
7. Reivaj Garcia, DH #1: 1-2 (1B, BB, K, BB, 2 R, RBI, SB)
8. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 2-4 (2B, F-7, 6-3, 1B, 2 R, 3 RBI)
9. Rochest Cruz, 2B: 1-4 (6-3, K, 1-3, 1B, RBI)
10. Yovanny Cuevas, DH #2: 0-3 (K, BB, K, E-6)
CUBS "B" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Kohl Franklin: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 3/3 GO/AO, 39 pitches (25 strikes)
2. Tony Barnette: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 24 pitches (13 strikes)
3. Chris Allen: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 25 pitches (15 strikes)
4. Julio Guante: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 22 pitches (14 strikes)
5. Benjamin Rodriguez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 17 pitches (11 strikes)
6. Pablo Ochoa: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 13 pitches (9 strikes)
7. Maikel Aguiar: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (9 strikes)
CUBS "B" TEAM ERRORS: 1
3B Pedro Martinez: E-5 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)
WEATHER: Partly cloudy & breezy with temperatures in the 70's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
crunch 8 hours 3 min ago (view)
plus, on road trips he's within limitations of carry on luggage size so he doesn't need a ticket. that adds up over time and that's how you end up signing guys like c.kimbrel.
Eric S 8 hours 30 min ago (view)
Good. He’s been a hell of a lot more productive in relief than some higher salaried guys in the Cubs pen.
QuietMan 9 hours 45 min ago (view)
Tim Collins opted to stay in the organization afterall. Pitched for ICubs today.
Hagsag 12 hours 29 min ago (view)
Barnette that is.
Hagsag 12 hours 30 min ago (view)
Any guess who will be leaving when Kimbrel arrives? It’s got to be Brach unless they drop Barnett’s.
Eric S 13 hours 1 min ago (view)
Nice job by Strop - fastball 94 and slider looking good.
crunch 13 hours 1 min ago (view)
cubs win, brews win, STL plays tonight.
night game vs ATL tomorrow. STL+MIL off day.
btw, the next 3 games vs ATL will be wrigley night games.
Eric S 13 hours 17 min ago (view)
It’s about time the Mets craptastic bullpen showed up for this series
Eric S 13 hours 22 min ago (view)
El Mago with the three run shot to right field!!!
Nice job by Hamels - 7 innning quality start and kept the game close.
Back to back three hit games by JHey also encouraging
crunch 13 hours 26 min ago (view)
baez makes career #100 count. unf.
Eric S 15 hours 35 sec ago (view)
Cubs doing a nice job of elevating Alonzo’s player of the week candidacy. Freddie Freeman having a week/month too.
Eric S 15 hours 11 min ago (view)
Who can forget Joe reaching for and pulling an imaginary beard from the mound to signal for Schlitter? It was all good until a 97 mph sinker was slammed over outfield wall. Good times.
Eric S 15 hours 13 min ago (view)
Seems to me the Cubs/Jedstein would lean to acquiring an impact outfield bat vs infielder, all things being equal. A healthy and productive Zobrist would be nice as well.
Eric S 15 hours 22 min ago (view)
Caratini‘s regression to the mean weekend continues. Sigh
Thankfully Hamels comes through with a two out rbi single
Arizona Phil 16 hours 57 min ago (view)
Busy day for ex-Cub pitchers: Mariners call-up Matt Carasiti (ST NRI released by Cubs earlier this month), A's call-up ex-Cub Brian Schlitter (hasn't pitched in MLB since 2015), and Marlins outright ex-Cub Dan Straily (acquired along with Addison Russell and Billy McKinney from OAK in the Samardzija/Hammel trade in 2014, and then traded to HOU with Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler in 2015).
Eric S 18 hours 39 min ago (view)
Righty reliever Tony Barnette activated and Rowan Wick optioned to Iowa. Barnette has been pitching well of late in AAA.