Royals Lay Lumber to Angels/Cubs at Surprise

Humberto Arteaga and Chris DeVito smacked back-to-back RBI doubles with two outs in the 5th and Brandon Downes (solo blast in the 7th) and Ben Johnson (two-run shot in the 8th) belted home runs as part of a 15-hit attack, as the Royals cruised to an 8-5 victory over the Angels/Cubs co-op team in AZ Advanced Instructional League game action Tuesday afternoon on Field #1 (AKA "George Brett Field") at the Kansas City Royals Player Development Complex in Surprise, AZ.   

SP Joe Gatto hurled four innings of shutout ball and Andrew Daniel (two RBI singles) and Eddy Julio Martinez (RBI triple and RBI FC) knocked-in two runs a piece for the Angels/Cubs squad.

Here is the box score from the game (Cubs players highlighted in bold & underlined;

ANGELS/CUBS LINEUP:
1. Donnie Dewees, CF-DH: 1-4 (F-8, E-8, 2B, 1-3, 2 R)
2a. Andrew Daniel, 3B: 2-3 (K, 1B, 1B, 2 RBI) 
2b. Cody Ramer, 3B: 1-1 (1B, R)
3a. Ian Rice, DH #1: 0-3 (K, K, L-1 DP)
3b. Jhonny Pereda, PH: 1-1 (1B) 
4. Matt Thaiss, 1B: 2-3 (L-8, 1B, BB, 1B, R, PO)
5. Eddy Julio Martinez, LF: 1-4 (6-3, K, 3B, 5-4 FC, 2 RBI, PO) 
6. Hutton Moyer, SS: 1-2 (1B, E-8, BB, BB, R, PO) 
7. Jose Briceno, C: 1-4 (1B+E8, K, P-2, K, RBI)
8. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 0-4 (1-3, 6-3, F-7, 1-U) 
9. Brendon Sanger, RF: 1-4 (L-7, K, 2B, 4-3)
10. Jahmai Jones, DH-CF: 0-3 (4-3, F-9, F-8)

ROYALS LINEUP:
1. D. J. Burt, DH #1: 2-3 (1B, 1B+E5, BB, 5-3, R) 
2a. Humberto Arteaga, SS:  2-3 (1B, 5-3, 2B, R, RBI, PO)
2b. Marten Garparini, SS: 1-1 (1B) 
3a. Samir Duenez, 1B: 1-2 (6-3, 1B, CS)
3b. Chris DeVito, 1B: 1-2 (1B, K, 2 RBI)
4. Elier Hernandez, RF: 1-3 (BB, 1B, K, 3-U) 
5a. Chase Vallot, C: 0-2 (K, E-5)
5b. Xavier Fernandez, C: 1-1 (HBP, 1B, 2 R)
6a. Anderson Miller, LF: 0-2 (3-U, K)
6b. Ben Johnson, LF: 1-2 (K, HR, R, 2 RBI)
7a. Vance Vizcaino, CF: 0-2 (6-3, L-9)
7b. Rudy Martin, CF:  0-1 (BB, K)
8a. Wander Franco, 3B: 0-2 (K, 3-1)
8b. Emmanuel Rivero, 3B: 0-2 (K, 4-3)
9. Angelo Castellano, DH #2: 2-4 (5-3, 1B, 1B, P-3)
10a. Brandon Downes, DH #3: 2-3 (K, 1B, HR, 2 R, RBI)
10b. Meibrys Viloria, PH: 1-1 (3B, R)
NOTE: Castellano and Viloria switched slots fourth time thru batting order 
11. Cheslor Cuthbert, 2B: NO AB - PLAYED DEFENSE ONLY

ANGELS/CUBS PITCHERS
1. Joe Gatto: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 5/1 GO/AO, 64 pitches (42 strikes) 
2. Greg Belton: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 24 pitches (13 strikes) 
3. Nathaniel Bertness: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 25 pitches (14 strikes) 
4. Samil de los Santos: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 2/0 GO/AO, 31 pitches (21 strikes) 
5. Andrew Vinson: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 13 pitches (7 strikes) 

ROYALS PITCHERS
1. Scott Blewett: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2/2 GO/AO, 28 pitches (19 strikes)
2. Jonathan Dziedzic: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 2/2 GO/AO, 50 pitches (29 strikes) 
3. Andrew Edwards: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 23 pitches (12 strikes) 
4. Corey Ray: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 PO, 2/2 GO/AO, 32 pitches (19 strikes) 
5. Franco Terrero: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (9 strikes) 

ANGELS/CUBS ERRORS: 2 
1. 3B Andrew Daniel: E-5 (errant throw to 1st base on bunt single allowed batter to advance to 2nd) 
2. 3B Andrew Daniel: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

ROYALS ERRORS: 3 
1. CF Vance Vizcaino: E-8 (fielding error on single to CF allowed batter to advance to 2nd) 
2. CF Vance Vizcaino: E-8 (dropped pop fly allowing batter to reach 2nd base safely) 
3. CF Vance Vizcaino: E-8 (missed catch on line drive allowed batter to reach 3rd base safely) 

ANGELS/CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Jose Briceno: 1-1 CS, 1 PO

ROYALS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Chase Vallot: 1 PO 
2. Xavier Fernandez: 1 PO 

ANGELS/CUBS OUTFIELD ASSISTS: 2 
1. LF Eddy Julio Martinez - threw out baserunner 7-5 attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on single to LF 
2. RF Jahmai Jones - threw out baserunner 9-2 attempting to score from 1st base on two-out single to RF on 3-2 pitch  

ATTENDANCE: 18 

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

 

Comments

Cubs minor league OF Ryan Kalish has elected free-agency. Kalish was outrighted to Iowa in May, and because he had been outrighted previously in his career he had the right to elect free-agency immediately, or accept the outright assignment and defer free-agency until the conclusion of the MLB regulsr season, unless he was added back to an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) in the meantime. Since he was not added back to an MLB 40-man roster, Kalish had until October 15th to file for free-agency as a Article XX-D player. As of September 1st, Ryan Kalish and Tim Federowicz were the only Cubs minor leaguers who were eligible to elect to be an Article XX-D free-agent after the conclusion of the MLB regular season, but Federowicz was added back to the Cubs MLB 40-man roster on September 6th.

tim federowicz...2 months of MLB pay...12 PA, 2 hit, 0bb. nice.

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