AZL Angels Rally to Edge AZL Cubs at Sloan Park

Jahmal Jones crushed a three-run HR and Chad Hinshaw drilled an RBI double and a single, reached base on an HBP, and scored a run, as the AZL Angels rallied for a run in the 7th and a run in the 8th to edge the AZL Cubs 5-4 in Arizona League action last night at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.  

Jose Paniagua belted an RBI double and a single and scored two runs and Michael Foster (Cubs 2015 16th round draft pick - Northeastern U.) singled twice and reached base on an HBP for the Cubs in a losing cause. Foster also turned-in the defensive play of the game, a diving catch in short right-field in the top of the 4th inning.

2B Angelo Amendolare (Cubs 2015 27th round draft pick - Jacksonville U.) has been sent to the AZL Cubs from AAA Iowa, where he provided some bench depth for the I-Cubs for the past couple of weeks after four Iowa position players (Andreoli, Chambers, Dent, and Valaika) found their way to the DL within a seven-day period in early July. Amendolare is a mature, polished college senior with experience in the Cape Cod League who was one of the Top 50 hitters in NCAA D-1 in 2015. He went 0-4 in his AZL Cub debut Monday night. 

Here is the abridged box score from last night's game (Cubs players only): 

1. Robert Garcia, CF: 1-5 (F-7, E-1, F-8, K, 1B, R)
2. Carlos Sepulveda, SS: 2-4 (1B, 1-3 SH, F-8, 1B, 6-3 DP)
3. Angelo Amendolare, 2B: 0-4 (L-9, 5-3, F-8, 5-3, RBI)
4. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 2-4 (4-3, 2B, 1B, K, 2 R, RBI)
5. Marcus Mastrobuoni, DH: 1-4 (6-3, 1B, K, 5-3, RBI)
6. Michael Foster, RF: 2-3 (1B, 4-3, 1B, HBP)
7. Yohan Matos, C: 0-3 (HBP, 5-3, 6-4 FC, 3-U, SB)
8. Carlos Jimenez, 3B: 1-4 (5-3, 2-U, 6-3, 1B)
9. Donnie Cimino, LF: 1-4 (1B, K, L-4, K, R)

1. Jesus Camargo: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP, 1 HR, 2 WP, 4/3 GO/FO, 57 pitches (35 strikes) 
2. Craig Brooks: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 11 pitches (7 strikes) 
3. Jesus Castillo: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GO/FO, 32 pitches (16 strikes) 
4. Luis Hernandez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/FO, 24 pitches (14 strikes)
5. Ariel Ovando: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/FO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)

1. 3B Carlos Jimenez: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. 1B Jose Paniagua: E-3 (missed catrch on what would have been 5-3 GO allowed batter to reach base safely) 

Yohan Matos: 1-3 CS, 2 PB)


Jacob Rogers just tweeted that he was on his way to Tenn.

he's an interesting mix of old + new regime. old - from dunedin, FL and drafted by old regime in 2010 (unsigned) new - drafted (unsigned) by the rsox out of higschool in 2008 and signed by the cubs in 2012

Who the hell is Jacob Rogers? Do you mean Jesse Rogers?

Who the hell is Jesse Rogers? If Jacob Rogers is new to you, you must not read Midwest League box scores. Nice lefty-hitting slugging first baseman. Sixteen homers at Kane County last year, eleven this year at MB. .381 OBP in the minors. Rising slowly in the minors because he's just what the Cubs don't need. Just noticed something interesting about him: drafted by the Cubs out of junior college in 2010, because he went to Dunedin H.S., Hendry's alma mater. Then drafted in 2012 by the Cubs, because they liked him. I had a favorable impression of him when I saw a Myrtle Beach game (in Virginia) earlier this summer. If Justin Bour can make the majors, so can Rogers.