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):
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)
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
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures 100+
crunch 21 min 36 sec ago (view)
875K if he makes the team with 600K in performance bonuses possible.
Dolorous Jon Lester 35 min 43 sec ago (view)
Shelby Miller...? Really?
crunch 7 hours 33 min ago (view)
i like the cubs odds on this one.
Arizona Phil 11 hours 27 min ago (view)
Ian Happ arbitration figures are $4.1M (player) and $3.25M (club) with hearing date TBD.
crunch 1 day 22 hours ago (view)
* all figures stated are in a range of +/- 10m
yeah, that was me not typing info correctly. my bad.
Arizona Phil 2 days 1 hour ago (view)
Bryant got $19.5M
crunch 2 days 3 hours ago (view)
bryant 9.5m, contreras 6.65m, baez 11.65m, z.davies 8.63m
looks like happ is going to arbitration.
Arizona Phil 3 days 45 min ago (view)
RHP Edward Vasquez (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic) has retired.
E. Vasquez was one of the top SP on DSL Cubs Red in 2019 and was expected to be a SP on one of the Cubs AZL teams in 2020 if the minor league season hadn't been canceled.
He would have been first-time Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2021.
K Dub 3 days 3 hours ago (view)
crunch 3 days 5 hours ago (view)
danny hultzen retires and joins the cubs as a "pitching development assistant"
shame the comeback story didn't last longer...but hey, at least he got to taste the bigs after his body failed him for so many years.
crunch 3 days 8 hours ago (view)
theo joining the commish's front office operation as a "consultant reguarding on field matters"...basically weighing in on the possible impact of rules changes.
Arizona Phil 3 days 11 hours ago (view)
K Dub 3 days 11 hours ago (view)
Yeah, to my calculation that suspension should be over by now unless he got caught again...
Wrigley Rat 3 days 14 hours ago (view)
(Not Phil) - Last I saw, he was on the restricted list.
K Dub 3 days 16 hours ago (view)
PHIL: Did the Cubs release Saul Vazquez?
Sonicwind75 1 week 9 hours ago (view)
The 2021 guaranteed amount is $7 + $3 million mutual option buyout. 10>8. Most media reports summarizes it as a $10 million deal.