Thomas Hatch Perfect in Pro Game Debut at Riverview

Yeiler Peguero drilled a two-run double, singled twice, and scored a run, Luis Ayala ripped an RBI double, singled, walked, scored two runs, and threw out a runner at the plate, Wladimir Galindo belted a double and a triple and drove-in a run with a sacrifice fly, and RHSP Thomas Hatch (Cubs 2016 3rd round pick making his pro game debut) hurled two perfect innings and combined with five relievers to toss a four-hitter, as Team Banks defeated Team Santo 6-1 in Cubs Arizona Instructional League intrasquad game action this morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

The game was called after eight innings of play. 

Christian Villanueva (on Cubs MLB 60-day DL) played third base for Team Santo and went 0-2 with a walk. This was Villanueva's first game action since breaking his leg seven months ago in Spring Training. 

As was the case last year, the Cubs "basic" (traditional) instructs squad will not be playing AZIL league games against other organizations, but they will be playing several intrasquad games over the course of the next three weeks.  

Here is the box score from today's game: 

TEAM SANTO LINEUP:
1. D. J. Wilson, CF-DH: 0-1 (5-3, 2-3 SH)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED LAST TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER 
2. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 0-3 (5-3, K, HBP, 5-3) 
3. Connor Myers, LF: 2-4 (5-3, 1B, 1B, K, RBI)
4. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 1-4 (F-9, 1B, K, 1-3) 
5. Christian Villanueva, 3B: 0-2 (F-8, 4-3, BB)
6. Jonathan Sierra, DH-RF: 0-3 (6-3, K, E-7) 
7a. Jhonny Pereda, C: 0-2 (K, K)
7b. Michael Cruz, C: 0-1 (FC)
8. Jose Gutierrez, RF-CF: 0-3 (F-9, 3-U, K)
9. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 0-3 (K, F-8, K)
10. Christopher Morel, DH #2: 1-2 (1B, BB, 5-3, R)

TEAM BANKS LINEUP:
1. Luis Ayala, RF: 2-3 (1B, L-7, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI)
2. Yeiler Peguero, 2B-DH: 3-4 (1B, 1B, 2B, K, R, 2 RBI, CS)
3. Aramis Ademan, SS: 1-4 (5-4-3 DP, 5-U FC, 4-3, 2B, R, RBI, SB)
4. Wladimir Galindo, 1B: 2-3 (2B, 6-3, 3B, F-8 SF, RBI)
5. Chris Pieters, CF: 1-4 (4-3, 2B, F-7, P-3)
6a. Sam Tidaback, C: 0-2 (6-3, BB, 6-3)
6b. Gustavo Polanco, C: 0-1 (4-3) 
7. Kwang-Min Kwon, LF: 0-3 (5-3, K, HBP, F-7)
8. Zack Short, DH-2B: 1-2 (BB, 1B+E4, BB, L-4, R, SB)
9. Rafael Narea, 3B: 0-2 (4-U FC, BB, F-8, R)
10. Miguel Amaya, DH #2:1-3 (1B, P-6, P-3)
NOTE: AMAYA & AYALA SWITCHED SLOTS LAST TIME THRU BATTING ORDER 

TEAM SANTO PITCHERS
1. Brailyn Marquez: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 5/0 GO/AO, 32 pitches (21 strikes)
2. Kyle Miller: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (7 strikes)
3. Javier Assad: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 38 pitches (24 strikes)
4. Manuel Rondon: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 5 pitches (4 strikes) 
5. Carlos Ocampo: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 0/2 GO/AO, 22 pitches (8 strikes) 
6. Dakota Mekkes: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 17 pitches (12 strikes) 
7. Wyatt Short: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 9 pitches (7 strikes) 

TEAM BANKS PITCHERS
1. Thomas Hatch: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 4/2 GO/AO, 22 pitches (13 strikes)
2. Matt Swarmer: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 26 pitches (17 strikes) 
3. Junior Marte: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 34 pitches (19 strikes)
4. Holden Cammack: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 17 pitches (9 strikes)
5. Jed Carter: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 13 pitches (10 strikes) 
6. Chad Hockin: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 9 pitches (7 strikes) 

TEAM SANTO ERRORS: 1 
2B Yonathan Perlaza: E-4 (errant throw on infield single allowed batter to advance to 2nd base) 

TEAM BANKS ERRORS: 1 
LF Kwang-Min Kwon: E-7 (dropped pop fly allowing batter to reach base safely) 

TEAM SANTO CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Jhonny Pereda: 1-2 CS 
2. Michael Cruz: 0-1 CS 

TEAM BANKS OUTFIELD ASSISTS: 1 
RF Luis Ayala - threw out baserunner (Christopher Morel) 9-2 attempting to score from 2nd base on single to RF 

TEAM SANTO OUTFIELD ASSISTS: 1 
CF Jose Gutierrez - threw out batter (Chris Pieters) 8-6-5 attempting to stretch double into triple 

ATTENDANCE: 9

WEATHER: Overcast & breezy with temperatures in the 80's 

Comments

Phil, do Marquez and Ocampo look like prospects?

HAGSAG: Since I've only seen them throw in one game and in one "live" BP session, all I can do is provide initial first impressions.

Brailyn Marquez is listed at 6'4 but is probably more like 6'5 or 6'6. I would describe him as a younger version of Bryan Hudson, throwing a ton of ground balls but not getting a lot of swings & misses (yet). Because of his size he could eventually grow into more velocity, but right now he's mostly a pitch-to-contact guy. He generally throws strikes.

Carlos Ocampo throws hard but has major command issues. He was wild in the BP session last Friday, and couldn't find the strike zone yesterday. He wasn't just missing, he was missing by a mile. Probably a long-term project. 

John Arguello at Cubs Den with observations & photos from Tuesday's Cubs instructs intrasquad game: link

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  • Eric S 10 min 18 sec ago (view)

    Thanks, AZ Phil!  Wasn't aware of that injury and hope he's healed up. 

     

  • crunch 1 hour 26 min ago (view)

    ive seen this movie before.

    this movie sucks. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 hour 28 min ago (view)

    TIM: For Nick Castellanos, he would have to opt-out within five days after the conclusion of the 2021 World Series. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 hour 29 min ago (view)

    First of all, I cannot see Ricketts ever allowing another Heyward-type free-agent contract (multi-years for mega-bucks), even if it's Mike Trout. So Kris Bryant and Javier Baez are not coming back. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 hours 30 min ago (view)

    I saw quite a bit of Alexander Canario. I was at the game last year when he made the sliding catch at Sloan Park and tore up his shoulder and had to be carted off the field. I think he had surgery after that. But Canario is (or at least was) a pretty good prospect. Hopefully he comes back 100% from the shoulder injury. 

     

  • tim815 3 hours 50 min ago (view)

    Actually, Nick Castellanos and his opt out.

     

  • crunch 4 hours 38 min ago (view)

    hendricks wins #13...11 in a row.

    dude leads MLB in wins...and also hits given up.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 23 min ago (view)

    I think we're going to get very experimental over these last two months in the high leverage spots. Only caveat is they may want to see if Wick can handle the 9th once he's back.

    That, I'm pretty sure Ryan would have been my last guess to close out a game. Either him or Megill.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 26 min ago (view)

    javy swings on 3-0 pitch, outside, fouls off.

    classic.

    javy strikes out, foul tip low and outside.

    classic.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 29 min ago (view)

    baez coming into the bottom 9th, down by 1, man on 1st.

    standing O.  NY loves him so far.  part of the crowd is chanting "javy" and others "baez"...they'll figure it out in a few games.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 36 min ago (view)

    k.ryan coming in for the save, but j.jewell is in the pen warming up...don't think anyone is officially "closer"

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 39 min ago (view)

    If we're looking to tank next year I think it would be wise to keep Brothers, Morgan, and Ryan. Toss em in high leverage spots, too.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 40 min ago (view)

    I'd guess it's him too. If we wanted boring it would be Winkler.

    Hopefully Ross gives the ball to MANROD.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 48 min ago (view)

    wasn't ugly, but it was nothing masterful...heuer goes 1ip 0h 0bb 0k only giving up an unearned run on a sac fly.  he may get the 9th because he barely worked the 8th (9 pitches).

     

  • crunch 5 hours 57 min ago (view)

    rex brothers sucks.  here comes heuer with the bases loaded and 0 outs.

     

  • Eric S 6 hours 22 min ago (view)

    Still trails Rizzo by 1 HR for a New York franchise