Angels/Cubs Cooperative Effort Can't Stop Calixte

Orlando Calixte collected four hits (three singles and a double), stole two bases, scored a run, drove-in another, and gunned-down a baserunner 9-5 attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on a single to RF, Andrew Miller drilled an RBI double and a single and scored two runs, and RHRP Torey Deshazier retired all six men he faced to record the save, as the Royals rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat the Angels/Cubs co-op squad 8-6 in AZ Advanced Instructional League action this morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Andrew Daniel (Angels) ripped a two-run double and a single and scored a run and Jeffrey Baez (Cubs) singled twice, stole a base, scored a run, knocked-in another, and nailed a baserunner 9-5 attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on a single to RF for the Angels/Cubs squad in a losing cause. 

Cubs #1 pitching prospect RHP Duane Underwood got the start for the Angels/Cubs and worked five innings (68 pitches - 74% strikes), allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits (four singles and a double), with no walks, three strikeouts, and an 8/2 GO/AO. In his first advanced instructs start last Monday (also versus the Royals), Underwood threw four innings of no run/no hit ball, with two walks and five strikeouts. 

Here is the box score from today's game (Cubs players highlighted in bold and underlined): 

ROYALS LINEUP:
1a. Carlos Garcia, 2B: 0-2 (4-3, 4-3)
1b. Austin Bailey, PH-2B: 0-3 (E-6, K, 3-U, R)
2a. Raul Adalberto Mondesi, SS: 0-2 (K, 1-3)
2b. Humberto Arteaga, PH-SS: 0-1 (BB, HBP, 6-3, CS)
3a. Jorge Bonifacio, DH #1: 1-3 (F-7, P-6, 1B, R, RBI)
3b. Cam Gallagher, PH: 0-0 (BB)
4a. Ryan O'Hearn, 1B: 1-2 (3-1, 2B, R)
4b. Samir Duenez, PH-1B: 0-0 (BB, F-8 SF, R, 2 RBI)
5. Hunter Dozier, DH #2: 0-3 (6-3, 6-3, BB, F-9) 
6. Orlando Calixte, RF-3B: 4-4 (1B, 1B, 1B, 2B, R, RBI, 2 SB)
7a. Wander Franco, 3B: 1-2 (1B, 3-U) 
7b. Elier Hernandez, PH-RF: 0-1 (F-9 SF, F-8, RBI)
8a. Chase Vallot, C: 0-2 (K, E-6)
8b. Chad Johnson, PH-C: 0-2 (P-5, K)
9. Alfredo Escalera, LF: 2-4 (1B, 4-3, 2B, 6-3, R, PO)
10. Andrew Miller, CF: 2-4 (K, 1B, 2B, L-9, 2 R, RBI)

ANGELS/CUBS LINEUP
1. Jeffrey Baez, RF: 2-5 (P-4, 1B, F-8, 1B, P-4, R, RBI, SB)
2. Chesny Young, 2B: 2-5 (K, 1B, F-8, 1B, 6-3)
3a. Victor Caratini, C: 0-2 (6-3, F-9, BB)
3b. Michael Strentz, C: 0-1 (BB, K, R)
4a. Zach Houchins, DH: 1-1 (BB, BB, 1B)
4b. Bo Way, PR: NO AB (R, PO) 
NOTE: Way pinch-ran for Houchins in bottom of the 2nd, 4th, and 5th innings 
4c. Natanael Delgado, PH-DH: 0-2 (P-2, F-9)
5. Andrew Daniel, 3B: 2-4 (F-8, 1B, F-8, 2B, R, 2 RBI)
6. Charcer Burks, LF: 0-4 (1-3, 4-3, F-8, 3-1, 2 RBI)
7. Rashad Crawford, CF: 1-4 (1B, 3-U, P-6, K, R)
8. Wade Wass, 1B: 1-4 (K, 1B, K, 5-3, RBI)
9. Kody Eaves, SS: 1-3 (1B, BB, 4-3, 4-3)

ROYALS PITCHERS
1. Eric Skoglund: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 PO, 4/3 GO/AO, 58 pitches (36 strikes) 
2. Matt Tenuta: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/5 GO/AO, 39 pitches (20 strikes) 
3. Eric Stout: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 31 pitches (19 strikes) 
4. Torey Deshazier: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 20 pitches (12 strikes) 

ANGELS/CUBS PITCHERS
1. Duane Underwood Jr: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 8/2 GO/AO, 68 pitches (50 strikes)
2. Jordan Minch: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 31 pitches (14 strikes)
3. James Pugliese: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 0/4 GO/AO, 28 pitches (14 strikes) 
4. Michael Jensen: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 14 pitches (10 strikes) 
5. Steve Perakslis: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 6 pitches (3 strikes) 

ROYALS ERRORS: NONE 

ANGELS/CUBS ERRORS: 3 
1. SS Kody Eaves - E-6 (errant throw to 1st base on infield single allowed runner to score from 3rd) 
2. SS Kody Eaves - E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 
3. SS Kody Eaves - E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

ROYALS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Chase Vallot: 1 PB
2. Chad Johnson: 0-1 CS 

ANGELS/CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Victor Caratini: 0-1 CS. 1 PO
2. Michael Strentz: 1-2 CS

ROYALS OUTFIELD ASSISTS
RF Orlando Calixte threw out baserunner (Kody Eaves) attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on single to RF

ANGELS/CUBS OUTFIELD ASSISTS
RF Jeffrey Baez threw-out baserunner (Orlando Calixte) attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on single to RF 

WEATHER: Sunny, cloudless, and a bit breezy, with temperatures 90+ 

ATTENDANCE: 24 

Comments

Thanks for the update on Underwood.

68 pitches (50 strikes) love seeing that...especially with the batters doing very little with it.

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