A's Trounce Cubs at Fitch Park

Jhonny Rodriguez (RBI single), Eric Marinez (two-run double), Jesus Lage (two-run double), Steven Pallares (RBI double), Carlos Hiciano (RBI single), Javier Godard (RBI triple), and Luis Barrera (RBI single) contributed run-scoring hits to highlight an 18-hit attack, helping the Athletics bash the Cubs 11-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.

Kevonte Mitchell belted a two-run home run and Vimael Machin drilled an RBI triple to highlight a three-run first inning for the Cubs, but that was all the scoring the Cubs could muster. 

RHSP Aaron Brooks (On Cubs MLB 15-day DL since Spring Training with a hip contusion) continued his EXST rehab, starting the game and working 2.2 IP (54 pitches). He allowed three runs on six hits (four singles, two doubles, and a triple), did not issue any walks, and struck out three (all three swinging) with a 2/2 GO/AO. 

The game was called by mutual consent after eight innings of play. 

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

CUBS LINEUP:
1. Robert Garcia, CF: 0-2 (BB, F-9, K, BB, CS)
2. Yeiler Peguero, 2B: 0-3 (BB, 3-U, F-8, 3-U, R)
3. Kevonte Mitchell, RF: 1-3 (HR, K, BB, K, R, 2 RBI) 
4. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 2-4 (1B, 1B, L-1 DP, K, R)
5. Isaac Paredes, SS: 0-3 (F-7, F-9, K)
6. Vimael Machin, 3B: 1-2 (3B, K, BB, RBI)
7. Michael Foster, DH #1: 1-2 (6-3, 1B, BB)
8. Roberto Caro, LF: 1-3 (1B, K, 3-1)
9. Alberto Mineo, C: 0-2 (5-4-3 DP, 3-U, BB)
10. Jhonny Pereda, DH #2: 1-2 (BB, 1B, 1-4-3 DP, CS)

CUBS PITCHERS
1. Aaron Brooks: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 54 pitches (40 strikes) 
2. Javier Assad: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 5/0 GO/AO, 37 pitches (21 strikes) 
3. Mark Malave: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 BALK, 1/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (17 strikes) 
4. Enrique de los Rios: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 14 pitches (9 strikes) 
5. Tyler Peitzmeier: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 11 pitches (8 strikes) 
6. Luis Aquino: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 25 pitches (13 strikes)

CUBS ERRORS: 1 
SS Isaac Paredes: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Alberto Mineo: 1-2 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 5 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures 100+ 

Comments

Wow Soler just robbed Phillies of a possible HR. Great catch. He has been playing a lot better defense lately.