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):
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)
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)
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)
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+
Cubster 29 min 33 sec ago (view)
Just sign Rick Reuschel and lets move on
crunch 1 hour 11 min ago (view)
"Buster Olney of ESPN reports that Scott Kazmir will throw for MLB teams this week.
The 36-year-old Kazmir hasn't thrown in the majors since the 2016 season, but he recently told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that he that he hit 90.9 mph with his fastball during a bullpen session."
someone put another bottle of left-in-the-car warm water under the cubs hot stove and let's get this one done! woo!
crunch 16 hours 13 min ago (view)
bryce harper ruined that bat dragging thing for everyone after his ejection years ago at the junior college world series.
also, hurrah for baseball making it's return.
JustSayin' 16 hours 17 min ago (view)
College ball started Saturday. Umpire egos in D1 baseball are not that much smaller than in the pros, so of course there was a controversy. In the late innings of a game in the weekend's biggest series (Michigan vs.
crunch 2 days 14 hours ago (view)
the news is mostly based on a Baseball America article from the 11th (behind a paywall)...so the gist of it is rather legit rumor-wise, though it's still too far in the future to call it a 100% done deal.
btw, the cubs have been strongly linked to pursuing christian hernandez for quite a while. the BA writer that wrote the article about the cubs links has been following c.hernandez since he was a 14yo talent and is quite familiar with him. that signing probably is in the bag.
Wrigley Rat 2 days 16 hours ago (view)
I don't know much about this website, but they are speculating that the Cubs may sign two of the top International Free Agents available during this signing period: https://www.cubshq.com/print/news.do?id=16441&isNe... Does anyone know if this sounds legit?
Arizona Phil 3 days 20 hours ago (view)
Minnie Minoso was playing in the Mexican League (as a DH) at age 47 and Julio Franco was playing in the Mexican League (as a DH) at age 49, so Mexican League teams clearly do not have a problem with signing older players.
And of course the ageless Satchel Paige was still working as a SP in AAA (with the Miami Marlins) into his early 50's (and prior to that he pitched in MLB as late as age 46).
crunch 3 days 21 hours ago (view)
b.colon has signed to a mexican league team. woo old dudes. he turns 47 in may...believed by some to be older.
Cubster 4 days 5 hours ago (view)
Replacing someone like David DeJesus?
crunch 4 days 22 hours ago (view)
mark grace returns to chicago as an analyst/on-air-talent for Marquee.
he won't be part of the main game calling crew, but will be doing support content during games.
Eric S 5 days 2 hours ago (view)
Increasing levels of smoke concerning a possible Arenado/KB trade
Get Arenado to agree to push back his opt out a few years or so down the road and this could work out nicely for the Cubs
Arizona Phil 5 days 16 hours ago (view)
Jason Kipnis (like Brandon Morrow) was a post-2019 Article XX-B MLB free-agent who signed a 2020 minor league contract, so he gets a $100K retention bonus and an automatic June 1st player opt-out if he is not released by 12 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day prior to MLB Opening Day or added to an MLB 40-man roster or MLB 60-day IL by 12 PM (Eastern) on MLB Opening Day.
Arizona Phil 5 days 17 hours ago (view)
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Dolorous Jon Lester 5 days 19 hours ago (view)
Q could be subbed in for any of those too
crunch 5 days 20 hours ago (view)
darvish, lester, and mills could combine to give up 100 homers between the 3 of them.
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 days 20 hours ago (view)
I would have liked to give him a shot. I don't see much more out of a Chatwood and Alec Mills competition for the 5th spot.