Cubs Paint It Black at Riverview

Fernando Kelli belted an RBI triple, a two-run double, and a single, and scored two runs, Luis Diaz drilled two singles, stole two bases, scored two runs, and drove-in another, Alexander Guerra singled, doubled, and scored a run, Oswaldo Pina walloped a two-run HR, and Richard Gallardo and Didier Vargas combined to toss five innings of shutout ball, as the Cubs "A" team breezed past the Giants Black squad 9-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Wednesday morning on Field #5 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ. 

Cubs batters collected 16 hits (including three doubles, a triple, and a HR) and Cubs pitchers combined to fan 14 in the game. 

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

CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. D. J. Wilson, CF: 1-4 (1B, P-6, 3-U, 4-3, SB)
2. Pedro Martinez, SS: 1-4 (F-8, L-8, 2B, K, RBI)
3. Edmond Americaan, RF: 0-4 (1-3, E-3, 4-3, K)
4. Yonathan Perlaza, DH #1: 1-4 (4-3, F-8, L-8, 1B)
5. Orian Nunez, DH #2: 2-4 (1B, 4-3, 1B, K, R, CS)
6. Jake Slaughter, 1B: 2-4 (1B, 1B, 6-3, F-9, 2 R)
7. Fernando Kelli, LF: 3-4 (2B, 3B, 6-3, 1B, 2 R, 3 RBI)
8. Luis Diaz, 3B: 2-4 (1B, 1B, K, K, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB)
9. Oswaldo Pina, 2B: 1-4 (K, HR, K, F-8, R, 2 RBI)
10a. Albert Hinirio, DH #3: 1-1 (1B, 2 RBI)
10b. Danny Zardon, PH-C: 0-2 (K, K)
11. Alexander Guerra, C-DH: 2-3 (1B, 2B, K, R)

CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS
1. Richard Gallardo: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/4 GO/AO, 25 pitches (14 strikes) 
2. Didier Vargas: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GO/AO, 48 pitches (27 strikes)
3. Eduarniel Nunez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 1/0 GO/AO, 51 pitches (26 strikes)
4. Riley McCauley: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 3/0 GO/AO, 38 pitches (27 strikes) 

CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: 1 
2B Oswaldo Pina: E-4 (errant throw to 1st base allowed batter to reach base safely) 

CUBS "A" TEAM BASERUNNING
Albert Hinirio - thrown out 9-6 attempting to stretch single into double 

ATTENDANCE: 9 

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy & breezy with temperatures in the 70's 

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  • crunch 7 hours 1 min ago (view)

    so...big fan of the cast trade so far.

    yup.

     

  • Arizona Phil 7 hours 31 min ago (view)

    Robel Garcia 14 games (53 PA) since being sent back to Iowa on 8/1: 209/358/349, one HR, two doubles, two RBI, one SB, 10 BB (19% BB rate), 17 K (32% K rate), so Dixon Machado (an MLB-quality SS) could replace Garcia on the 40 sooner rather than later. 

     

  • crunch 7 hours 33 min ago (view)

    heyward / cast / bryant / rizzo / baez / schwarb / lucroy / kemp(2nd) / ham

     

  • First.Pitch.120 16 hours 58 min ago (view)

    I did 3/4 of a PhD in Ames, IA... no need to apologize. That's time that can jade anybody. The best parts of my years there were 1) Cubs on local AM radio (pre cell network streaming) so I could listen to them on a run, and 2) being able to go see the I-cubs whenever I wanted. Was at a game there on July 4, 2007 & I saw a guy sitting 1 section over, a couple rows up and I thought "that looks like Barack Obama". Turns out it was the whole Obama family... Gotta love IA in a pre-caucus year. 

     

  • Mike Wellman 20 hours 3 min ago (view)

    Magic # = 7 after Colin Rea labors to 13th win vs. baby Brewers (at expense of Jimmy Nelson) & Memphis loses. No sign of Zobrist. Almora runs hitting streak to 2 games. Jim Adduci = a pro’s pro; guy’s a ball player by trade...

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    paul dejong (STL) took out the M in  the "BIG MAC LAND" sign @STL with a big HR...lights went out on the letter and everything.  epic-ish.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECYHA12XoAAyp45?format...

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    i know bote will be back in a couple weeks, but dude has been hitting damn well since mid-july after having a big june/july slump.

     

  • Eric S 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    David Bote sent down to Iowa today prior to Cishek’s activation off the IL tomorrow — nice of the Cubs do their part to help the I-Cubs down the stretch

     

  • Cubster 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    And the Brewers are being no hit by Hudson thru 6.

     

  • crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    never really considered how that might be cool for people used to seeing those midwest fields as an everyday occurance.  in the south-east US you rarely see the vastly massive acerage of farm-against-farm-against-farm-etc...

    also, i spent a good amount of time out in corn fields in ames, iowa in my last job.  everyone wanted to go work the research fields in hawaii, but we always ended up in iowa.

     

  • Sonicwind75 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    Hey, I'm pretty excited about the Field of Dreams game.  I grew up on a farm in middle of nowhere Iowa and my brother and I spent a lot of time trying to hit baseballs into a corn field.  I'm seriously considering coming back next summer from Texas to go to that game if prices aren't super stupid expensive.  Added bonus, I won't have to listen to A-Rod and Mendoza ignorantly discussing corn and no, you don't eat field corn like you would sweet corn. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    That is truly staggering. Shame on the rest of the Central that we are only one loss behind the pissboys, we should have been buried by now with that kind of stat.

     

  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    ...and strop gives up a hit then walks the bases loaded.

    ...and he closes it out with a K.  neat.

    this is the 1st cubs road series win since May 17-19 @WAS.

     

  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    strop comes in to get the last out, but it has to be some kinda slow-walk back in a game that wasn't a save situation.

    homer, hbp, k, k...looks healthy.

     

  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    welcome back kimbrel.

    1st pitch goes about 10 miles outside the park by marte.

     

  • crunch 2 days 5 hours ago (view)

    one takeaway from this game...a slew of cubs players were fans of Hey Arnold! when they were kids.