Cubs Walk on the Wild Side at Riverview

Eddy Julio Martinez blasted a two-run HR and a triple (near-HR), and while the Cubs "A" team collected only four hits in the game (the EJM HR and triple and a couple of singles that didn't factor in the scoring), they drew 13 walks plus two HBP and stole six bases, edging the Athletics Green squad 4-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training Memorial Day game action Monday morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  

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

1. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-2 (BB, 6-3, F-8 SF, K, RBI, CS)
2. Henderson Perez, C-DH: 0-3 (5-3, BB, L-7, F-9)
3. Yonathan Perlaza, 3B: 1-4 (1B, 4-3 DP, 4-3, 4-3, SB)
4. Marcus Mastrobuoni, 1B: 0-1 (BB, K, BB, BB)
5. Orian Nunez, DH-C: 0-2 (5-3, L-9, BB, HBP, PO)
6a. Clayton Daniel, SS-DH: 0-2 (BB, F-8, L-8, R)
6b. Oswaldo Pina, PH: 0-0 (BB) 
7a. Eddy Julio Martinez, DH #2: 2-2 (HR, 3B, R, 2 RBI)
7b. Carlos Pacheco, PH-LF: 0-1 (5-4-3 DP) 
8. Luis Diaz, 2B: 0-2 (F-8, BB, K)
9. Dalton Hurd, LF-DH: 0-1 (BB, F-8, HBP)
10a. Edmond Americaan, RF: 1-1 (1B, BB, SB)
10b. Albert Hinirio, PR-RF: 0-1 (K, R, 2 SB) 
11. Josue Huma, DH-SS: 0-1 (P-5, BB, BB, R, 2 SB)

1. Kohl Franklin: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 4/2 GO/AO, 47 pitches (31 strikes)
2. Casey Ryan: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 20 pitches (12 strikes)
3. Maikel Aguiar: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 BALK, 2/2 GO/AO, 32 pitches (17 strikes)
4. Fauris Guerrero: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 1/4 GO/AO, 21 pitches (14 strikes) 
5. Emilio Ferrebus: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (10 strikes) 

2B Luis Diaz: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 

Henderson Perez: 0-1 CS 


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


"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 


Phil, what are your thoughts on Eddy Julio’s future?

azbobbop: Eddy Julio Martinez will show flashes of his five-tool skillset but then he tends to go into a prolonged malaise.

Martinez was signed by the Cubs for $3M in 2015 (and the Cubs had to pay a 100% tax on the signing so it really cost the Cubs $6M). He was a member of the Cuban U16 Junior National Team and played in Serie Nacional (the Cuban major league) as a teenager prior to signing with the Cubs, and was (at the time he signed) considered a possible future MLB CF.  

Mainly (right now) he needs to get healthy and get back to AA and master AA and then get to AAA in 2020. He's under club control through the 2022 season so it's not like his time is running out, but he is 24 years old and still in AA so there needs to be more urgency in his game. 

Joel Machaado. Mesa or Boca Chica? (Gallardo seems like he's staying.)

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  • crunch 9 hours 6 min ago (view)

    both him and his sister (who's since left twitter) have some interesting opinions on what civility and real americans are and are not.

    it may run in the family, but they're grown ass adults responsible for what things they put out in the world for public consumption.


  • Hagsag 9 hours 15 min ago (view)

    Piece of gabage.


  • crunch 13 hours 2 min ago (view)

    arrieta threw a pen today (saturday)


  • crunch 13 hours 38 min ago (view)

    beth and jd in the booth today.  beth had a great debut earlier in the year with very positive fan feedback for her work + homework.


  • crunch 13 hours 47 min ago (view)

    decided to check in on corey black to see if anyone has signed that waste of space.  dont think anyone has yet.

    he might want to remove the photo of the proud boys leader he has on his twitter as aggressively as he's removed some of his weird hot takes from the past.  actually, he should keep it there.  it will give him a reason to feel like a victim and that seems to be very important to him.


  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    no hitter!  4 in MLB on the season...2 have been vs CLE

    114 pitches.


  • crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    ...and CIN takes the lead because CLE is up a run on a throwing error followed by balking another runner in.

    miley gonna get his shot for a no-hitter win.


  • crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    w.miley (CIN) has a no-hitter through 8ip...0-0 game...106 pitches (season high)


  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    after this past off-season that is the most logical gut reaction.

    there's a lot of people out there rooting for kimbrel and bryant to have a good season as a backup plan (or main plan) for the 2021 season.


  • Sonicwind75 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    Is it bad that my gut reaction was that I'm glad they didn't panic and risk injuring a valuable trade chip? Just keep him rested and healthy.   


  • champsummers 1 day 9 hours ago (view)




  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    Jordan Horrobin  @JordanHorrobin
    #Cubs David Ross says Craig Kimbrel was "just down" today and that not having Kimbrel in the ninth was not injury related. 
    He also said he expects Kimbrel to be available tomorrow.


  • champsummers 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    it certainly was....

    wonder why Kimbrel didnt't come in?


  • crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    that was -way- too much drama.

    cubs move to .500, though.  woo.


  • Sonicwind75 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    This top of the 9th is going from better, to bad, to worse.


  • First.Pitch.120 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Least painful to lose if they don't want to keep a 40-man spot tied up?