Angels/Cubs Rally to Tie D'backs at Salt River
Marcus Wilson hammered a solo home run leading off the bottom of the 1st inning, walked and scored in the 3rd, and singled in the 4th, and Isan Diaz ripped an RBI double in the 1st, a two-run single in the 3rd, and another single in the 7th for the Diamondbacks, and Natanael Delgado (Angels), Shawon Dunston Jr (Cubs), and Michael Strentz (Angels) each collected a single and a double and combined to score four of their team's five runs, Wade Wass (Angels) belted an RBI triple and walked, Andrew Daniel (Angels) singled twice including the RBI hit that plated the tying run in the 8th, and Tyler Carpenter (Angels) hurled three innings of shutout ball in relief, as the Angels/Cubs co-op squad rallied for single runs in the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings to tie the Diamondbacks 5-5 in AZ Advanced Instructional League play this afternoon on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east of Scottsdale, AZ.
The game was called by mutual agreement after nine innings of play.
With today's tie, the Angels/Cubs co-op squad has a record of 5-1-1 through its first seven advanced instructs games.
The Diamondbacks Advanced Instructs squad is at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson participating in the Mexican Baseball Fiesta along with the Reds Advanced Instructs squad and los Naranjeros de Hermosillo, los Yaquis de Obregon, los Caneros de Los Mochis, and los Aguilas de Mexicali from the Mexican Pacific League (LMP), so the D'backs "basic" instructs squad (which had no game scheduled today) replaced the advanced squad in the advanced instructs game with the Angels/Cubs squad at Salt River Fields.
The Angels/Cubs advanced instructs squad had no game scheduled yesterday, but the Cubs contingent did participate in a full workout on Fields 1 & 2 at the Riverview Baseball Complex. RHPs Dallas Beeler, Pierce Johnson, Corey Black, Tyler Skulina, Matt Brazis, and James Pugliese threw bullpen side-sessions, and then RHPs Blake Parker, Steve Perakslis, and Michael Jensen, and LHP Jordan Minch threw "live" BP to hitters that included Victor Caratini, Dan Vogelbach, Chesny Young, Rashad Crawford, Charcer Burks, Jeffrey Baez, Shawon Dunston Jr, Willson Contreras, and Cael Brockmeyer from the "advanced" group, plus Eloy Jimenez, Jake Hannemann, D. J. Wilson, Kevonte Mitchell, and Michael Foster, who were brought over to the "advanced" work-out on Field #1 from the "basic" instructs work-out on the other side of the complex.
Here is the box score from today's game at Salt River Fields (Cubs players highlighted in bold and underlined)
1. Bo Way, CF: 1-4 (F-7, 1B, 5-3, 1-3 SH, F-7, R, RBI)
2. Chesny Young, SS: 1-5 (P-3, 4-3, 2B, E-6, P-6, RBI, CS)
3a. Zach Houchins, 3B: 1-2 (1B, F-9 SF, F-9, RBI)
3b. Kody Eaves, 3B: 0-2 (1-3, 6-3)
4. Dan Vogelbach, 1B: 1-4 (1B, 4-3, 4-3, F-8)
5. Natanael Delgado, RF: 2-4 (K, 1B, 2B, 4-3, R, CS)
6. Shawon Dunston Jr, LF: 2-4 (F-8, 1B, L-7, 2B, R)
7. Wade Wass, C-DH: 1-3 (K, F-8, 3B, BB, RBI)
8. Andrew Daniel, 2B: 2-4 (K, 1B, F-8, 1B, RBI)
9. Michael Strentz, DH-C: 2-4 (2B, K, 1B, K, 2 R)
1a. Marcus Wilson, CF-DH: 2-2 (HR, BB, 1B, 2 R, RBI)
1b. Daniel Comstock, PH-DH: 0-2 (F-9, K)
2a. Henry Castillo, 2B: 1-3 (1B, FC+E4, 4-3, 2 R)
2b. Yan Sanchez, 2B: 0-2 (P-4, F-9)
3. Isan Diaz, SS: 3-4 (2B, 1B, 4-3, 1B, R, 3 RBI, CS)
4. Luke Lowery, 1B: 1-4 (1B, 6-3, K, P-4)
5a. Jason Morozowski, RF: 1-3 (L-5 DP, 4-3, 1B+E4)
5b. Jacy Cave, CF: 0-1 (L-9)
6. Matt Railey, DH-RF: 2-4 (L-7, 2B, 3-U, 1B, RBI, CS)
7a. Alexis Olmeda, C: 0-1 (BB, 1-3)
7b. Francis Christy, C: 0-2 (1-3, K)
8. Didimo Bracho, 3B: 0-4 (5-4 FC, P-6, F-8, K)
9. Logan Soole, LF: 1-4 (K, L-8, K, 1B)
1. Drew Rucinski: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 26 pitches (13 strikes)
2. Eduardo Paredes: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 31 pitches (19 strikes)
3. Michael Brady: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 20 pitches (14 strikes)
4. Victor Alcantara: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 14 pitches (9 strikes)
5. Tyler Carpenter: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 0/5 GO/AO, 40 pitches (27 strikes)
1. Tyler Mark: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 0/3 GO/AO, 36 pitches (22 strikes)
2. Junior Garcia: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 2/2 GO/AO, 32 pitches (23 strikes)
3. Marcus Solbach: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 36 pitches (22 strikes)
4. Kai-Wei Lin: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GO/AO, 11 pitches (7 strikes)
5. Justin Donatella: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 23 pitches (12 strikes)
6. Breckin Williams: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 13 pitches (8 strikes)
ANGELS/CUBS ERRORS: 2
1. 2B Andrew Daniel - E-4 (errant throw on attempted 4-6 FC allowed runner to advance to 3rd base)
2. 2B Andrew Daniel - E-4 (missed catch on throw back from outfield on single to RF allowed batter to advance to 2nd)
DIAMONDBACKS ERRORS: 1
SS Isan Diaz - E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
ANGELS/CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Wade Wass: 1-1 CS
2. Michael Strentz: 1-1 CS
DIAMONDBACKS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Alexis Olmeda: 1-1 CS
2. Franicis Christy: 1-1 CS
ANGELS/CUBS BASERUNNING ADVENTURES:
Shawon Dunston Jr was thrown out 3-2 attempting to score from 2nd base on infield single with two outs in the 4th
WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures 95+
erich081 4 hours 22 min ago (view)
Brach in during a one run game where the ball seems to be flying out of the park? I too like to live dangerously.
Eric S 4 hours 38 min ago (view)
Robel’s 454 foot splashdown - 6th longest homer by a Cub this season
Arizona Phil 6 hours 2 min ago (view)
RHP Aneuris Rosario (2014 IFA - Dominican Republic) has been reinstated from the Disqualified List. Now 24, Rosario spent four seasons in the DSL (2014-17) and was the one-time closer for DSL Cubs #1. He hasn't pitched since 2017.
Charlie 6 hours 23 min ago (view)
Last hurrah as a starter before the Cubs trade for an outfielder who gets on base?
crunch 7 hours 22 min ago (view)
i wonder why almora's started almost every game the past week+, especially since he's sucked at it...and he even got to hit leadoff for a game or 2.
Charlie 7 hours 50 min ago (view)
Oof. Almora and Maldonado as starters is going to be rough on the offense. Better hope for at least a Garcia triple.
crunch 8 hours 36 min ago (view)
schwarber / baez / bryant / rizzo / garcia(2nd) / heyward / almora / maldo / a.mills
ham gets a AAA rehab start tomorrow. also, i could do with less almora.
QuietMan 14 hours 52 min ago (view)
Edwards optioned to Iowa per Jesse Rogers,
George Altman 15 hours 6 min ago (view)
Yeah.....yeah. I think I'm good too. Put him and Strop in the Shawn Greene deal.
Mike Wellman 17 hours 15 min ago (view)
I feel like I've already waited & seen enough of CEJ...
Dolorous Jon Lester 17 hours 37 min ago (view)
Not as much as it makes his stomach tighten!
i dont think we should trade him. We would get nothing of value back. But I don’t think he should be a bullpen piece on a playoff contender either. He should be in Iowa. Reassess where he’s at for September and next year. If they don’t like what they see, non-tender.
Charlie 18 hours 9 min ago (view)
Cheap may not be the right word, but has put up reasonable value per dollar compared to other relievers prior to this ear.
He accrued 2.9 bWAR 2017-2018. Strop put up 3.2 bWAR during the same period. Edwards is making $1.5M this year. Strop is making $6.25M. He'll get a bump again this offseason even if he doesn't rebound in the second half, of course. I just don't see a need to trade him unless the Cubs are being offered value in return.
That said, it does make my stomach knot up a bit when I see they are bringing him into a close game.
Arizona Phil 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
Carl Edwards Jr will be out of minor league options next season (2020), and he will (once again) be arbitration-eligible post-2019 (he was "Super Two" arb eligible post-2018) and he will be a FA post-2022.
crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)
cubs lose, cards win, brews win.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
I think this is his last option year. And he’s not as cheap as you’d think, he’s a super two qualified player this year.
Charlie 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
Edwards is frustrating at times. Some of that frustration comes from thinking he could be much better than he currently is. But prior to this year (in which he has pitched very few innings), he's overall been an OK relief pitcher in the majors. I'm happy to wait and see on him for quite a while. Still has an option and is cheap, right?