Giants Black Edge Cubs at Indian School Park
Ghordy Santos singled twice, stole two bases, and scored two runs and Luis Toribio drilled an RBI single, walked, and scored a run, helping the Giants Black squad edge the Cubs "A" team 3-2 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning on Field #2 (AKA "Jim Davenport Field") at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ.
Cubs infielder Herson Perez left the game after being hit on the helmet with a pitch, but he did leave the field under his own power.
The game was pre-planned as a ten-inning contest.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-4 (K, L-8, L-7, 5-3)
2. Ezequiel Pagan, RF: 0-4 (5-3, F-7, 3-U, 4-3)
3a. Edmond Americaan, DH #1: 0-2 (F-7, K)
3b. Danny Zardon, PH-DH: 0-2 (K, P-4)
4. Marcus Mastrobuoni, C: 1-4 (K, 1B+E9, F-8, P-3, R)
5a. Orian Nunez, 1B: 0-2 (K, E-1)
5b. Herson Perez, 3B: 0-0 (BB, HBP)
5c. Albert Hinirio, PR: NO AB (R)
6. Luis Diaz, 2B: 1-3 (P-6, BB, F-8, 2B, RBI)
7a. Jake Slaughter, 3B-1B: 2-3 (1B, 1B, F-7)
7b. Alexander Guerra, PH: 0-1 (K)
8. Carlos Pacheco, DH #2: 1-2 (1-3 SH, 5-4-3 DP, 1B)
9. Dalton Hurd, LF: 1-2 (BB, 1B, L-7, SB)
10. Josue Huma, SS: 0-2 (4-3 DP, BB, 3-6 FC)
11. Henderson Perez, DH #3: 0-3 (6-3, L-5, K)
CUBS "A: TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Yunior Perez: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 1/2 GO/AO, 53 pitches (27 strikes)
2. Casey Ryan: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 20 pitches (12 strikes)
3. Luis Rodriguez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 35 pitches (20 strikes)
4. Chi-Feng Lee: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 30 pitches (22 strikes)
5. Emilio Ferrebus: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 11 pitches (8 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: 1
SS Josue Huma: E-6 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Marcus Mastrobuoni: 0-2 CS
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
QuietMan 2 hours 23 min ago (view)
Edwards optioned to Iowa per Jesse Rogers,
George Altman 2 hours 37 min ago (view)
Yeah.....yeah. I think I'm good too. Put him and Strop in the Shawn Greene deal.
Mike Wellman 4 hours 46 min ago (view)
I feel like I've already waited & seen enough of CEJ...
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 7 min ago (view)
Not as much as it makes his stomach tighten!
i dont think we should trade him. We would get nothing of value back. But I don’t think he should be a bullpen piece on a playoff contender either. He should be in Iowa. Reassess where he’s at for September and next year. If they don’t like what they see, non-tender.
Charlie 5 hours 40 min ago (view)
Cheap may not be the right word, but has put up reasonable value per dollar compared to other relievers prior to this ear.
He accrued 2.9 bWAR 2017-2018. Strop put up 3.2 bWAR during the same period. Edwards is making $1.5M this year. Strop is making $6.25M. He'll get a bump again this offseason even if he doesn't rebound in the second half, of course. I just don't see a need to trade him unless the Cubs are being offered value in return.
That said, it does make my stomach knot up a bit when I see they are bringing him into a close game.
Arizona Phil 13 hours 17 min ago (view)
Carl Edwards Jr will be out of minor league options next season (2020), and he will (once again) be arbitration-eligible post-2019 (he was "Super Two" arb eligible post-2018) and he will be a FA post-2022.
crunch 19 hours 1 sec ago (view)
cubs lose, cards win, brews win.
Dolorous Jon Lester 20 hours 45 min ago (view)
I think this is his last option year. And he’s not as cheap as you’d think, he’s a super two qualified player this year.
Charlie 20 hours 55 min ago (view)
Edwards is frustrating at times. Some of that frustration comes from thinking he could be much better than he currently is. But prior to this year (in which he has pitched very few innings), he's overall been an OK relief pitcher in the majors. I'm happy to wait and see on him for quite a while. Still has an option and is cheap, right?
Dolorous Jon Lester 21 hours 54 min ago (view)
I feel pretty safe in saying that 1. They don’t want him and 2. If they did, things wouldn’t improve for CJ.
Allowing inherited runners and 1-2 of your own in a close game is what I like to call the “Carl Jr Special.” It was formerly a Justin Grimm special, thankfully Carl stepped up to fill that void.
crunch 22 hours 2 min ago (view)
there's always nick castellanos for a chance to rid of edwards...at which point a couple month rental will probably turn edwards into their ace closer or something just as awesome.
Eric S 22 hours 2 min ago (view)
The bitter side of me thinks it should have been a two for one trade for Maldonado
Anyways, has not been a clean series for the Cubs against the Padres - fortunate to have won the series and a 7-2 home stand is a pretty big dill. Or deal. Or something
crunch 22 hours 8 min ago (view)
edwards gonna edwards...blah
bradsbeard 23 hours 36 min ago (view)
Thanks for the clarification. Guess we’ll find out what he’s going to do sooner than later.
crunch 1 day 40 min ago (view)
delay over, game on.
Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
And if Zobrist were to consent to an Optional Assignment to the minors for the purpose of getting into playing shape, it could very well be to AA Tennessee (close to his home in Nashville) rather than to AAA Iowa. He might even just play home games for the Smokies and then work out on his own while they are on the road.