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+
Dolorous Jon Lester 20 hours 8 min ago (view)
I think, in relation to the higher profile guys like Javy or Contreras, they're trying to put some pressure on to sign extensions.
That said I do think they're listening on everyone with the only name I haven't seen being Rizzo.
crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
i wonder where the cubs will go with things.
there's a lot pointing to the cubs being expected to listen to offers on almost anyone. as it is, on paper, the cubs could roll right into 2020 with no changes whatsoever and still field a very competitive team. the whole "shakeup" thing seems to be a very hot topic from a variety of sources, though.
bryant, contreras, schwarber have all been linked to "cubs may be listening" rumors...probably listening to anything on happ, bote, almora, russell, too...
Hagsag 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
Even the Cubs should be able to out bid the Marlins!
crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)
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by interest, i assume they mean they'd like to have some baseball rookie cards or his or maybe a hug from him. i can't imagine they actually want to spend money on someone they could use to make their team better because that makes no sense.
Arizona Phil 2 days 5 hours ago (view)
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Charlie 3 days 15 hours ago (view)
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crunch 4 days 3 hours ago (view)
rev up those off-season rumor fryers...
Jeff Passan @JeffPassan
Multiple teams in search of catching help believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available this winter. The Cubs will get creative this winter, and with a deep catching free agent market, they could trade Contreras and begin retooling under new manager David Ross.
crunch 4 days 8 hours ago (view)
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green was c.rea's manager in SD, btw.
Arizona Phil 4 days 14 hours ago (view)
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crunch 4 days 18 hours ago (view)
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crunch 5 days 11 hours ago (view)
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i had a lot of faith in the guy to at least hold his own in AAA, even if he needed another season or 2 after to get ready for prime time.
he ended up giving out homers like candy on halloween while retaining his high walk and injury rate.
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Arizona Phil 5 days 16 hours ago (view)
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Arizona Phil 5 days 16 hours ago (view)
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Hagsag 5 days 16 hours ago (view)
Got to get Taylor Davis back.
Arizona Phil 5 days 16 hours ago (view)
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