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: 

TEAM SANTO LINEUP
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)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER
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) 

TEAM BANKS LINEUP:
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)

TEAM SANTO PITCHERS
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) 

TEAM BANKS PITCHERS
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) 

TEAM SANTO ERRORS: 3 
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) 

TEAM BANKS ERRORS: 2 
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) 

TEAM SANTO CATCHERS DEFENSE
Jhonny Pereda: 1 PO, 1 PB  

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

ATTENDANCE: 19 

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

Comments

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.