Cubs Rally Late to Tie Giants at Indian School Park
Yohendrick Pinango drilled an RBI single, Luis Vazquez ripped an RBI triple, and Cam Balego lofted a sacrifice fly to highlight a three-run 8th. as the Cubs rallied to tie the Giants 4-4 in AZ Instructional League game action Friday afternoon on Field #2 (AKA "Jim Davenport Field") at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ.
Ghordy Santos laced an RBI double in the bottom of the 5th and hammered a line-drive two-run HR over the CF Batter's Eye in the bottom of the 7th for the Giants.
The game was called after 7-1/2 innings of play.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
1a. Yonathan Perlaza, LF: 0-3 (L-9, K, K)
1b. Yohendrick Pinango, LF: 1-1 (1B, R, RBI)
2a. Kevin Made, SS: 2-3 (F-7, 1B, 1B, R, SB)
2b. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-1 (3B, R, RBI)
3a. Bryce Windham, C: 1-3 (F-7, 4-3, 1B)
3b. Cam Balego, C: 0-0 (F-9 SF, RBI)
4a. Rafael Morel, DH: 0-3 (K, 1-3, 5-4 FC, SB)
4b. Fabian Pertuz, PH: 0-1 (6-3)
5. Andy Weber, 2B: 1-4 (2B, K, F-9, E-4)
6. Chase Strumpf, 3B: 0-2 (BB, 5-3, L-6, BB, SB)
7a. Nelson Velazquez, CF: 0-3 (K, F-8, K)
7b. Jordan Nwogu, CF: 1-1 (1B)
8. Matt Mervis, 1B: 0-4 (K, F-8, L-9, 4-3)
9. Edmond Americaan, RF: 0-2 (4-3, 5-3, BB, R, SB)
1. Manuel Rodriguez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 27 pitches (18 strikes)
2. Jose Miguel Gonzalez: 1.1 IP: 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 1/2 GO/AO, 27 pitches (12 strikes)
3. Manuel Espinoza: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP, 6/1 GO/AO, 42 pitches (25 strikes)
4. Gabriel Jaramillo: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 21 pitches (7 strikes)
5. Jerrick Suiter: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 11 pitches (6 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: 1
1B Matt Mervis: E-3 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Cam Balego: 0-1 CS, 1 PB
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Hagsag 4 hours 2 min ago (view)
Thanks for the info.
Wrigley Rat 14 hours 8 min ago (view)
I just discovered this site: https://www.prospectslive.com/lists/2020/11/16/chi... (Sorry if you all know about it already!). 52 Cubs prospects listed with scouting reports! Really enjoying this one! :)
crunch 15 hours 28 min ago (view)
we all knew trades were coming...getting rid of 1-2 of the core, but at this point i wonder how much (if any) of that free'd up loot is going back into the team.
Charlie 17 hours 6 min ago (view)
He clearly did not want to be remembered for selling off the core and then walking away from the team a year later. Can't blame him.
crunch 18 hours 40 min ago (view)
every other contender is full of rumor news for who they'll sign...and the hot cubs rumor is kris bryant won't be traded before the wednesday arb offer deadline. wee.
Arizona Phil 21 hours 17 min ago (view)
jdrnym: The MLB contracts that are tendered on 12/2 via Central Tender Letter are are non-guaranteed contacts.
And a player signed to a non-guaranteed contract who is released prior to MLB Opening Day receives 30 days salary (paid at the minor league rate for players with split contracts) if the player is released more than 15 days prior to Opening Day, or 45 days salary (paid at the MLB rate for players signed to split contracts) if the player is released 15 or fewer days prior to Opening Day as termination pay.
jdrnym 23 hours 44 min ago (view)
If a player signs one of those deals that allows a split salary or incentives to be included, does that get treated like an arbitration salary in that it's only partially guaranteed until Opening Day?
bradsbeard 4 days 10 hours ago (view)
Great info. Thanks!
Arizona Phil 4 days 10 hours ago (view)
BRADSBEARD: What happens on 12/2 is each club submits what's called a "Central Tender Letter" to the MLB LRD listing which unsigned players on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) are being tendered a contract and which unsigned players are not being tendered a contract.
The CTL is sufficient as far as providing proof of contract tender.
For players being tendered contracts, the CTL must list the club's MLB salary offer, a minor league split salary offer (if the club so chooses), and performance bonuses (if any) the club is offering to the player.
crunch 4 days 18 hours ago (view)
theo walked away from a big payday for an executive in his last season as a cub without having another job scoped out...and according to him he's not even looking one.
something tells me this isn't going to be a fun off-season for cubs fans.
the state of the cubs household aside, i wouldn't exactly be shocked to see theo with the mets, though he's supposedly not on their radar at the moment.
Dolorous Jon Lester 4 days 19 hours ago (view)
The Cubs have been at the forefront of tone-deaf owners in terms of financial hardship during the pandemic. "The game isn't as profitable as most people think"
tim815 5 days 15 hours ago (view)
The decision on the amount comes later.
bradsbeard 5 days 18 hours ago (view)
At the point when the team makes the initial contract tender, do they have to offer a specific salary, and if so is that the same number the team takes into arbitration? Or does the specific number the teams files at for arbitration happen at a later date?
Arizona Phil 5 days 21 hours ago (view)
jdrnym: A player who is signed to a contract that does not include a minor league split salary is paid his full MLB salary while optioned or after being outrighted to a minor league club.
So if a player goes to arbitration and is awarded (let's say) a $2.5M salary by the arb panel, the contract will not include a minor league split salary or performance bonuses, and if the player is sent to the minors he is paid the full $2.5M while in the minors.
Hagsag 5 days 22 hours ago (view)
Maybe Trump can give them a loan.
crunch 5 days 22 hours ago (view)
it's not exactly looking good when the cubs brass is complaining about "losing 100m in revenue" when a huge chunk of that seems to include Hotel Zachary. it looks like the entire "entertainment complex" is the cubs as far as the Ricketts are concerned...and the team might have to suffer a bit because they couldn't fully realize profits last year. they've publically stated that the big incoming tax credits from the city they're going to realize for stadium work won't help the cubs payroll.