Brennen Davis Flies-off to South Bend as A's Green Walk-off at Fitch Park
Iraj Serrano drilled a walk-off line-drive RBI single to RF with one out in the bottom of the 9th to drive-in Yhoelnys Gonzalez with the winning run as the Athletics Green squad rallied for a run in the 8th and one in the 9th to edge the Cubs "B" team 2-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Saturday morning on Field #4 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.
Fabian Pertuz singled twice, stole a base, and scored the lone Cub run, Caleb Knight rifled the sharply hit ground RBI single to CF that scored Pertuz, threw-out two A's baserunners attempting to steal, and back-picked another one off 1st base, and Jorge Remon, Blake Whitney, and Chris Allen combined to hurl six innings of one-hit shutout ball with eight strikeouts for the Cubs.
Prior to the game, Cubs "B" team OF Brennen Davis (Cubs 2018 2nd round draft pick - Basha HS - Chandler, AZ) was moved up to Lo-A South Bend from EXST.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "B" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Reivaj Garcia, DH #1: 0-4 (F-7, 6-3, F-9 DP, K)
2. Pedro Martinez, SS: 1-3 (BB, 2B, 6-3, K, SB)
3. Ezequiel Pagan, RF: 0-4 (K, F-8, F-7, 6-3)
4a. Carlos Morfa, DH #2: 1-3 (5-4 FC, 1B, K, CS)
4b. Raymond Pena, C: 0-0 (BB)
5. Ervis Marchan, 1B: 0-4 (4-3, F-8, K, K)
6. Fabian Pertuz, 3B: 2-3 (K, 1B, 1B, R, SB)
7. Caleb Knight, C-DH: 1-3 (BB, 4-3, 1B, RBI)
8. Kevin Moreno, LF: 1-3 (1B, F-7, 6-4-3 DP)
9. Jose Gutierrez, CF: 1-3 (K, 1B, K)
10. Rochest Cruz, 2B: 1-3 (4-3, 1B, K)
CUBS "B" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Jorge Remon: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 36 pitches (19 strikes)
2. Blake Whitney: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 27 pitches (16 strikes)
3. Chris Allen: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GO/AO, 28 pitches (20 strikes)
4. Pablo Ochoa: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 4/1 GO/AO, 26 pitches (16 strikes)
5. Raidel Orta: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GO/AO, 15 pitches (8 strikes)
CUBS "B" TEAM ERRORS: NONE
CUBS "B" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Caleb Knight: 2-2 CS, 1 PO
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
crunch 5 hours 32 min ago (view)
side note...k.wong is on 1st putting on one of those "baserunning mitts" (hand protection for sliding) that's extending past the length of his hand/fingers by at least 2-3 inches.
they're going to have to start regulating this piece of equipment if this keeps up...
crunch 7 hours 38 min ago (view)
Q with LAA in his debut for them...HBP, a wild pitch, and BB through 7 pitches...then 3 pop-outs to follow.
blah blah spring training...
baseball on TV...neat.
First.Pitch.120 10 hours 53 min ago (view)
We just traded for Maddux!!! ......... nope, the other one.
crunch 23 hours 24 min ago (view)
yeah, i'm just saying i did consider piling onto it with a troll-level post about the trade...it's practically asking to be written that way.
jeff passan did it quite well... https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/136577746706...
that said, i had no idea zach bryant existed before today, but his early numbers looked oddly good (which means nothing without context that early in his career).
Charlie 1 day 3 min ago (view)
Oh, I mean the trade. You were quite diligent in posting!
crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
i contemplated writing the post totally trolled out as hell with "zach" coming after a wall of text.
i decided the cubs being cheap was enough pre-season punishment without piling on.
Charlie 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
This is a straight up troll
crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)
rsox aquiring ZACH bryant from the cubs.
ptbn from the josh osich deal.
totally useless trade...hopefully not a terrible loss.
Hagsag 2 days 6 hours ago (view)
Chase Strumpf and Andy Weber invited to the ML camp.
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 12 hours ago (view)
Ryan Tepera returns. Major League deal
crunch 3 days 10 hours ago (view)
spring training TV is usually fluid...adding and subtracting broadcast games...
first cubs TV (as of now) is March 3 (wednesday) on ESPN at 3pm EST.
radio broadcasts available for almost every game that's not televised. the cubs get going on monday and some other teams will start the day before.
crunch 4 days 6 hours ago (view)
dj snelton's left elbow is screwed up...6 weeks rest then re-evaluate.
looks like he's going to try to avoid having surgery.
Arizona Phil 4 days 22 hours ago (view)
AAA leagues really need to play through the month of September, because with September rosters being limited to 28 instead of 40, players will need to be moved back & forth between MLB and AAA throughout the month of September instead of just through the month of August.
Mike Wellman 6 days 6 hours ago (view)
I get you, SW. Here in Des Moines, Cardinal fans flocked to I-Cub games when Memphis Redbirds were in town. That won't happen in '21 and even if it does in '22 & beyond it won't be as frequent as when they were in the same division. Not that I'll miss seeing Cardinal gear @ our ballpark...
Dolorous Jon Lester 6 days 7 hours ago (view)
Ervin claimed by Braves. So we lose a potential future (and also current) asset in exchange for one year of a very mediocre Jake Marisnick.
This team has no direction at the moment.
Sonicwind75 6 days 7 hours ago (view)
As a midwest kid now living in Texas, new scheduling is a bummer. Only get a chance to drive and see Cubs once every 3 years with interleague. Really looked forward to those games in Round Rock and the one season in San Antonio. I understand it makes more sense in the big picture, just selfishly disappointed.