Team Banks Rallies to Edge Team Santo at Riverview

Fernando Kelli laced a game-tying two-run triple into the right-centerfield alley and Luis Ayala followed with a line-drive walk-off RBI single to right that plated Kelli with the winning run, as Team Banks rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 8th and edged Team Santo 5-4 in Cubs Arizona Instructional League intrasquad game action Saturday morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  

The game was pre-planned as an eight-inning affair. 

RHSP Alfredo Colorado tossed three innings of one-hit shutout ball (7/2 GO/AO) for Team Santo, and Miguel Amaya tripled, singled, and scored the tying run for Team Banks. 

Cubs minor league C-INF Ben Carhart (Cubs 2012 35th round draft pick - Stetson University) has joined the instructs coaching staff, so he may be filing retirement papers (as a player) in the near future. The 26-year old Carhart has spent five seasons in the Cubs organization as a player, and has seen action at five levels, playing five different positions (3B-1B-2B-C-RHP) and hitting a combined 270/329/382 in 372 games (1518 PA), He went through the catcher conversion program in 2013-14.  

Here is the box score from the game: 

1. Jose Gutierrez, LF: 0-4 (E-5, K, F-8, P-5, R, 2 SB) 
2. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 0-3 (K, K, 6-3)
3. Aramis Ademan, SS: 2-3 (1B, 1B, F-7, RBI, 2 CS) 
4. Michael Cruz, DH #1: 1-2 (5-3, 3B, BB, 2 R)
5. Jonathan Sierra, RF: 0-3 (1-3, 1-3, F-7)
6. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 2-2 (1B, 1B, BB, R, RBI)
7. Christopher Morel, 3B: 0-2 (K, F-8, BB)  
8. Carlos Diaz, DH-C: 1-1 (1B, 2 RBI)
9. Connor Myers, CF: 0-3 (K+WP, K, 5-3 DP, SB, CS) 
10. Jhonny Pereda, C-DH: 0-3 (5-3, K, F-9)
11. Luis Diaz, DH #3: 0-1 (BB, 6-3, BB, CS) 

1. Luis Ayala, RF: 2-4 (F-8, 1B, 4-3, 1B, R, RBI)
2. Yeiler Peguero, DH-2B: 1-3 (4-3, 1B+E8, P-1, R, RBI)
3. Zack Short, 2B-DH: 0-3 (F-8, K, E-6)
4. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 0-3 (6-3, L-5, K)
5. Chris Pieters, 1B: 1-3 (4-3, 3B, L-3, RBI, PO) 
6. Kwang-Min Kwon, LF: 0-2 (4-3, BB, K)
7a. Sam Tidaback, C: 1-2 (5-3, 1B)
7b. Gustavo Polanco, C: 0-1 (3-U)
8a. Rafael Narea, SS: 0-2 (5-3, 6-3) 
8b. Delvin Zinn, SS: 0-0 (BB, R)
9. Miguel Amaya, DH #2: 2-3 (3B, L-6, 1B, R)
10. Fernando Kelli, CF: 1-3 (4-3, L-7, 3B, R, 2 RBI)

1. Alfredo Colorado: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 7/2 GO/AO, 41 pitches (24 strikes) 
2. Eury Ramos: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (14 strikes) 
3. Faustino Carrera: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 32 pitches (21 strikes) 
4. Tyson Miller: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 30 pitches (16 strikes) 

1. Bryan Hudson: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 3/0 GO/AO, 50 pitches (32 strikes) 
2. Hector Garcia: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 32 pitches (25 strikes) 
3. Yunior Perez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 37 pitches (22 strikes) 
4. Fauris Guerrero: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 1/2 GO/AO, 25 pitches (10 strikes) 

1. P Eury Ramos: E-1 (errant pick-off throw at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd) 
2. CF Connor Myers: E-8 (fielding error on single to CF allowed batter to advance to 2nd base) 
3. SS Aramis Ademan: E-6 (two-base throwing error allowed batter to reach 2nd base) 

1. 3B Wladimir Galindo: E-5 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. C Sam Tidaback: E-2 (two-base throwing error on attempted pick-off at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd) 

Jhonny Pereda: 1 PO, 1 PB  

1. Sam Tidaback; 3-6 CS, 1 E (see above) 
2. Gustavo Polanco: 1-1 CS


WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 90's 


Good luck to Ben Carhart on his coaching future.

Thanks PHIL.Don't know much about Alfredo Colorado. What's the skinny on him?

E-MAN: Alfredo Colorado is not overpowering. He features a 90-91 MPH fastball with sinking action and a decent curve. Needs to develop a change-up and be consistent from outing-to-outing.

Barwin Darney sighting in the Playoffs!

Kela on the Rangers (with a C. Richards-worthy 6.09 ERA) gets him to pop up. Just like the old days!

this TEX/TOR game is crazy back/forth good.

EPIC GAME TOR wins game 3...they advance.

Not a big fan of Toronto, but, if they had to win, it's nice it was on an Odor error. Probably won't happen, but TOR-BOS would be a hell of a lot of fun.

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  • crunch 54 min 44 sec ago (view)

    he -really- needs to cue into this is a cubs broadcast and not a national/neutral broadcast.

    dude...don't get excited about marlins 3-run homers.


  • crunch 2 hours 21 min ago (view)

    lot of people wanted him when len left.  he's got a long game calling history, but not too much for baseball.  he did host "baseball tonight" for ESPN for a quite a while, so the game isn't a mystery to him.

    i find him a bit boring/dry.  some people like that he has that oldschool "announcer voice" thing going on.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 2 hours 40 min ago (view)

    He's uhhh.. not very good at it. Glad he wasn't the hire for the main role.


  • crunch 2 hours 53 min ago (view)

    wow...chris myers calling the cubs game for some reason (boog out for the MIA series).

    he is a marquee talent, but he's not been used to call a game as far as i know.

    also, zach davies looks like a kid in pajamas in those dark blue "wrigleyville" uniforms.


  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    t.williams threw a 25 pitch pen thursday


  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    tonight's game (thursday) is free game, btw.


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have optioned RHP Robert Stock back to AAA Iowa, and recalled LHP Brad Wieck. 


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of RHSP Mike Hauschild (ex-TOR) from Lexington (Atlantic League) and he has been asigned to AAA Iowa. 

    The Cubs are clearly beating the bushes of indepenent league baseball. Hauschild is the sixth player acquired by the Cubs from independent league teams in the last month (Jose Almonte, Tyler Ladendorf, Tim Susnara, Matt Warkentin, and Jarod Wright are the other five). 


  • crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    (c) hendricks gives up at least 60 homers in the regular season

    seriously, though...wisdom has "slowed down" the past 10 days or so, but he still managed a couple homers.  he's got a damn good shot at 20+ even if bote+duffy come back to steal a little time from him.


  • Charlie 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    This Mets series is going poorly, so... off-topic question. Which of these outcomes do you currently think is more likely in 2021: (a) Javy hits at least 40 homeruns in the regular season, (b) Patrick Wisdom hits at least 20 homeruns in the regular season.


  • crunch 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    wow...and he's done for the night.  that's not good...well, for mets fans.

    "right shoulder soreness"


  • crunch 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    meanwhile...degrom with 8 Ks through 3 perfect innings.  he's also got a RBI single.


  • crunch 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    and d.smith gets HBP.

    this is high end next level strategy.  you beat degrom by injuring everyone until they have to forfeit the game.  moneyballs.


  • crunch 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    ow...villar got nailed in the ear and the back of the head by a throw from lobaton on a stolen base.


  • Arizona Phil 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    CHARLIE: You are absolutely right.

    Granted there are existing rules prohibiting pitchers from using foreign substances, but you don't change enforcement protocols suddenly in the middle of the season. Pitchers should be given an opportunity to make adjustments during the course of Spring Training before any new enforcement policy is implememted.

    This can and should be addressed in the upcoming CBA negotiations. Not now. 


  • Charlie 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    That was definitely my position prior to this year. But I am starting to buy into the claim that almost all pitchers are using something, even if it is rosin and sunscreen in many cases.