Another Albertos Mystery Ride on the Bump at Riverview

Fernando Kelli reached base four times (three singles and an HBP), stole a base, collected two RBI, and scored a run, Fidel Mejia ripped an RBI triple and two singles, and Jose A. Gonzalez drilled an RBI double, walked twice, and scored a run, in Cubs Extended Spring Training intrasquad game action Monday night on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  

RHSP Jose Albertos continues to struggle with command (mostly by spiking his FB in front of home plate or throwing it over the batter's head), allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits (four singles and a double), four walks, a HBP, and two wild pitches in 3.1 IP (73 pitches), while throwing only 48% strikes. He was, however, also occasionally brilliant, striking out six and getting batters to repeatedly hit his pitches into the ground when he was not recording a punch-out, issuing a walk, hitting a batter, or throwing a WP (4/0 GO/AO).  

Here is the box score from the game: 

X. Chris Coghlan, LF-DH: 0-2 (L-9, BB, BB, L-9)
NOTE:  Coghlan led-off the top of the 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 7th innings
1. D. J. Wilson, CF: 0-3 (K, K, P-6, BB)
2. Fernando Kelli, DH-LF: 3-3 (1B, HBP, 1B, 1B, R, 2 RBI, SB)
3a. Jonathan Sierra, RF: 1-2(2B, P-5)
3b. Luis Ubiera, RF: 0-2 (5-3 DP, 4-3)
4. Cam Balego, C-DH: 1-3 (1B, 5-3, F-7, R)
5. Fidel Mejia, 3B; 3-4 (3B, F-8, 1B, 1B, RBI, CS)
6a. Luis Vazquez, SS: 0-1 (BB, L-8, CS)
6b. Yonathan Perlaza, SS: 1-2 (4-3, 1B)
7a. Luis Hidalgo, 1B: 0-1 (L-1 DP)
7b. Kevin Zamudio, 1B: 0-3 (P-3, K, K)
8. Raymond Pena, DH-C: 1-2 (1B, 4-3 DP, R)
9. Eric Gonzalez, DH #3: 0-2 (K, 3-1, BB, R)
10. Henrry Pedra, 2B: 1-2 (1B, HBP, F-8, SB)

1a. Luis Diaz, 2B: 0-1 (BB, 6-3, BB, 2 SB)
1b. Josue Huma, 2B: 0-1 (P-3)
2. Kevin Moreno, LF: 0-2 (BB, K, P-3, BB, R)
3a. Christopher Morel, SS: 1-2 (6-3, 1B, R)
3b. Luis Verdugo, SS: 1-2 (K, 1B)
4a. Gustavo Polanco, 1B: 0-1 (K, HBP, R)
4b. Franklin Tineo, 1B: 1-1 (BB, 1B, RBI, SB)
5. Orian Nunez, 3B: 1-4 (5-3, 1B, K, 6-3, RBI)
6. Jose Gutierrez, CF: 0-4 (K, K, K, K)
7a. Henderson Perez, C: 2-3 (1B, 1B, K, R, SB)
7b. Richard Nunez, C: 0-1 (P-4)
8. Jose A. Gonzalez, RF: 1-2 (2B, BB, BB, K, R, RBI)
9. Herson Perez, DH #1: 0-3 (K, K, P-3, BB)
10. Tolly Filotei, DH #2: 0-4 (E-6, 6-3, K, L-9 DP, SB) 
1. Jose Albertos: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 4/0 GO/AO, 73 pitches (35 strikes) 
2. Luis Silva: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 26 pitches (16 strikes)
3. Jonathan Bruzual: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK, 0/2 GO/AO, 16 pitches (8 strikes) 
4. Brady Miller: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 25 pitches (12 strikes)
5. Andry Rondon: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 18 pitches (8 strikes) 

1. Peyton Remy: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (8 strikes) 
2. Carlos Ocampo: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 0/2 GO/AO, 37 pitches (18 strikes)
3. Riger Fernandez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 9 pitches (8 strikes) 
4. Fernando Calderon: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 33 pitches (20 strikes)
5. Fauris Guerrero: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1/1 GO/AO, 7 pitches (5 strikes) 
6. Ivan Medina: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 38 pitches (24 strikes) 

SS Luis Vazquez: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

1. C Henderson Perez: E-2 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
2. C Henderson Perez: E-2 (overthrow to 3rd base on SB attempt allowed runner to score) 

1. Cam Balego: 0-4 CS 
2. Raymond Pena: 0-1 CS 

1. Henderson Perez: 1-3 CS, 2 E (see above)
2. Richard Nunez: 1-1 CS 

RF Luis Ubiera - runner (Herson Perez) doubled-off 1st base 9-3 after L-9. 

RF Jose A. Gonzalez - runner (Fernando Kelli) thrown out 9-4-2 (relay by Luis Diaz) attempting to score from 1st base on two-out double down RF line


WEATHER: Clear skies with temperatures 100+


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


Phil, how many draftees have arrived so far? Thanks.

AZ PHIL: Since Albertos is only 19 (where were we all at 19), and needs game experience, where do the coaches go from here? When his stuff is on, he has devastating breaking pitches, when its not - well, you get the results you usually see...Was he sent to EXST from South Bend due to a rehab stint? Is his ceiling in the bullpen do you think?

E-MAN: Although Jose Albertos was sent to EXST to work on his mechanics & command and pitch in EXST games (where there is supposedly less scrutiny than at South Bend), it's not considered a rehab assignment.

His bullpen side-sessions actually go pretty well. It's when he faces "live" batters that he displays the command problem. It's probably somewhat similar to what is happening with Tyler Chatwood. The stuff is there, it's just that he can't command it when he faces hitters.

But Albertos is still a legit SP prospect at this point. He just has to keep working through it.

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  • crunch 9 hours 35 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 44 min ago (view)

    Piece of gabage.


  • crunch 13 hours 31 min ago (view)

    arrieta threw a pen today (saturday)


  • crunch 14 hours 7 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 14 hours 16 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 5 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 10 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 10 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 10 hours ago (view)




  • crunch 1 day 10 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 11 hours ago (view)

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


  • First.Pitch.120 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

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