Angels/Cubs Rally to Tie Royals at Papago

Andrew Daniel (Angels) belted an RBI double in the 2nd inning and a two-run double in the 6th, Charcer Burks (Cubs) walked and scored in the 6th and drilled a game-tying RBI single with two outs in the top of the 9th, and RHP James Pugliese (Cubs) hurled three innings of one-hit ball with six strikeouts (including the last five batters he faced) in relief, as the Angels/Cubs co-op squad rallied to tie the Royals 5-5 in AZ Advanced Instructional League action this morning on Field #2 at the Papago Sports Complex in Phoenix, AZ. 

The game was called by mutual agreement after nine innings of play. 

Duane Underwood Jr got the start for the Angels/Cubs, and after retiring six of the first seven men he faced in his first two innings (K, K, 6-3, K, 2B, K, F-8), the 21-year old right-hander allowed three runs on five hits and a walk (and a WP) in the third and fourth innings. He struck out five over the course of his outing (all five K-swinging), with four of the punch-outs being recorded in the first two innings.  

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

ANGELS/CUBS LINEUP
1. Jeffrey Baez, DH #1: 1-4 (2B, L-8, K, BB, K)
2a. Bo Way, CF: 1-2 (BB, K, 2B)
2b. Keinner Pina, PH-C: 0-2 (4-3, E-5, R)
3. Victor Caratini, C-DH: 0-3 (L-9, 4-3, 3-1)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FINAL TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER
4a. Natanael Delgado, RF: 1-4 (K, F-9, 1B, K, R)
4b. Zach Houchins, PH-RF: 1-1 (1B)
5. Charcer Burks, DH-CF: 1-2 (BB, F-9, 1B, R, RBI)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER
6. Wade Wass, 1B: 1-4 (5-4 FC, HBP, 1B, K, P-3, R, SB)
7a. Rashad Crawford, LF: 0-1 (BB, F-8, R)
7b. Shawon Dunston Jr, PH-LF: 1-2 (L-9, 1B)
8. Andrew Daniel, 3B: 2-4 (2B, K, 2B, 5-4 FC, 3 RBI, CS)
9. Kody Eaves, SS: 1-4 (4-3, P-5, 1B, F-7, RBI, SB)
10. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-4 (K, L-8, K, P-6)

ROYALS LINEUP:
1a. Carlos Garcia, 2B: 0-3 (K, 6-4 FC, K, RBI, SB)
1b. Austin Bailey, 2B: 1-1 (2B, R)
2a. Raul Adalberto Mondesi, SS: 0-2 (K, F-7, BB, R, SB)
2b. Gabriel Cancel, SS: 0-1 (K) 
3a. Chestor Cuthbert, 3B: 1-3 (6-3, F-9, 1B, RBI)
3b. Wander Franco, 3B: 0-1 (4-3)
4a. Samir Duenez, 1B: 1-3 (K, 1B, F-8, R)
4b. Ryan O'Hearn, 1B: 1-1 (2B, RBI)
5a. Elier Hernandez, RF: 2-2 (2B, 1B, R)
5b. Brandon Downes, CF: 0-2 (P-4, 3-U)
6a. Parker Morin, C: 0-1 (K, BB)
6b. Cam Gallagher, C: 0-2 (K, F-8)
7a. Alfredo Escalera, LF: 1-2 (F-8, 1B, 2 RBI)
7b. Christhian Vasquez, LF: 0-2 (K, F-7)
8. Anderson Miller, CF-RF: 1-3 (1B, L-8 SF, K, P-2, R, RBI)
9. Chad Johnson, DH #1: 0-3 (L-7, K, K)
10. Xavier Fernandez, DH #2: 1-3 (1B, F-8, K)

ANGELS/CUBS PITCHERS
1. Duane Underwood Jr: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 2/5 GO/AO, 70 pitches (43 strikes) 
2. James Pugliese: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 0/3 GO/AO, 42 pitches (33 strikes) 
3. Michael Jensen: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2/3 GO/AO, 29 pitches (18 strikes) 

ROYALS PITCHERS
1. Miguel Almonte: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (11 strikes) 
2. Jacob Bodner: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 20 pitches (11 strikes) 
3. Pedro Fernandez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1/3 GO/AO, 20 pitches (15 strikes) 
4. Torey Deshazier: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GO/AO, 39 pitches (23 strikes) 
5. Ashton Goudeau: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 13 pitches (12 strikes) 
6. Corey Ray: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 8 pitches (5 strikes) 
7. Estarlin Cordero: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 15 pitches (11 strikes) 

ANGELS/CUBS ERRORS: 1 
LF Rashad Crawford: E-7 (fielding error on RBI ground single to LF allowed batter to advance to 2nd base)

ROYALS ERRORS: 1 
3B Wander Franco: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

ANGELS/CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Victor Caratini: 0-2 CS 

ROYALS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Parker Morin: 0-1 CS 
2. Cam Gallagher: 1-2 CS

WEATHER: Partly cloudy & breezy with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE: 15 

Comments

Az Phil, looking at the Myrtle Beach starting staff from this year, I see eight pretty good pitchers. Can you rank them? It looks like some will be bullpen arms.

HAGSAG: I doubt that all of the starting pitchers who finished the season at Myrtle Beach will get promoted to Tennessee at the start of the 2016 season, so it probably wouldn't be necessary to move any of them to the bullpen (at least not right away).  

I actually wouldn't be all that surprised if Pierce Johnson, Rob Zastryzny, and Ryan Williams begin the 2016 season back at Tennessee, with a promotion to AAA only when the pitcher gets on a rioll at AA. 

That could keep all of the Myrtle Beach starters except two back at Hi-A to start the season.

If I had i guess which two of the 2015 Myrtle Beach starters will be at Tennessee at the start of next season, I would say probably Tyler Skulina and either Daury Torrez or Jonathan Martinez, although the others (Underwood, Tseng, Blackburn, Markey, and Null) could  get moved-up within a relatively short period of time (based upon each pitcher's performance at Minor League Camp and then at Myrtle Beach the first month). 

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  • KingKongvsGodzilla 1 min 25 sec ago (view)

    AZPhil! Any impressions of Ronnier Quintero?

     

  • Arizona Phil 5 min 11 sec ago (view)

    From talking to people in the know out here, the missing level (short-season advanced -- what had been Eugene for the Cubs in the recent past) has messed up things, especially for position players.

    It's like there is a gap in the player development pipeline, with players (especially position players) who are clearly too advanced for the AZL (now ACL) but also not quite ready for full-season Lo-A in a kind of development limbo, either in over their heads at full-season Lo-A, or else dominating younger and/or inferior competition in the short-season complex leagues  

     

  • Wrigley Rat 6 min 49 sec ago (view)

    Some injuries that have been announced one way or another include Ben Hecht's TJS on 5/11 and Yovanny Cruz' "arm surgery" due to "forearm discomfort" in early May. Jack Patterson announced that he would miss all of 2021, but be back next year. Jonathan Holder was cleared to begin a throwing program last week, but was not ready for mound work at that time. On June 16th, a Rowan Wick update was "every time he ramped back up, he kept feeling something. he's throwing off a mound again, but it's gonna be a while."

     

  • crunch 48 min 20 sec ago (view)

    baseball as we know it is under heavy management shifts in every aspect of the minors and even the indie leagues with a common string being pulled by upper MLB leaders.

    it's kinda concerning to some people.

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 hours 7 min ago (view)

    K-DUB: For the first time ever the AZL (now the ACL) is being operated / supervised from outside Arizona, and so there has been some confusion on the ground. A lot of last-minute planning. Lots of TBA / TBD, both within the individual organizations and within the league itself. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 hours 13 min ago (view)

    K-DUB: It's just a procedural move to open up slots on the 180-man Domestic Reserve List.

    Any player who was placed on the 60-day IL on Minor League Opening Day (5/3) or placed on the 7-day IL on Minor League Opening Day (5/3) and then subsequently was transferred to the 60-day IL is eligible to be reinstated a week from tomorrow (7/2).

    As for the type of injuries sustained by the guys who are on the 60-day IL, I would rather not say. I will leave it to the individual player and/or to the Cubs to divulge specific injury information as it relates to a particulart player.

     

  • K Dub 5 hours 26 min ago (view)

    Can't wait for ACL games to get started on the 28th! (Really wish they'd change the name of the league, though. Bad injury vibes...)

     

  • K Dub 5 hours 28 min ago (view)

    PHIL: Are you able to provide any clarifying info on the nature of Kohl Franklin's injury/rehab? I saw you moved him from the 7-day to the 60-day IL. Was that just a procedural move because enough time has passed or is that a sign that he's out for the season? Also, of the guys on the 60-day IL, can you clarify who is definitely out for the season/having surgery and those who might return?

    Thanks!

     

  • Eric S 11 hours 3 min ago (view)

    Great stuff, Charlie - Thanks!

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of 25-year old 6'5 260 RHP Adam Heidenfelder from Gary (American Association) and he has been assigned to the ACL Cubs.  

     

  • Hagsag 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    Does anyone know what type of injury Amaya has?

     

  • Hagsag 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    I can not believe what a good 3b he has been playing.

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    Robert Stock was claimed off waivers by the Mets.

     

  • crunch 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    HR in the 8th.  dope.

     

  • crunch 2 days 35 min ago (view)

    he's back out in the field in the top 3rd...must be okay, but he sure doesn't look confidently healthy.  *shrug*  off-day tomorrow...

     

  • crunch 2 days 45 min ago (view)

    p.wisdom seems to have injured his right leg/knee swinging a bat...