Strumpf Keeps Cookin' Arizona Taters

Chase Strumpf blasted a solo HR over the LF fence to account for the only run of what was a very brief Cubs AZ Instructional League intrasquad game played Monday afternoon on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  

The Cubs AZIL game at Rockies was canceled, and only two of the Cubs pitchers scheduled to throw in the AZIL game ended up pitching in the intrasquad game.

The game was called with two outs in the top of the third inning after both pitchers completed their scheduled work.  

The DH was not used in the game (eight-man batting orders were employed instead) to maximize the number of plate appearances each position player would get over the course of the very short game.

Here is the box score from the game: 

CUBS SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
1. Cole Roederer, CF: 1-1 (BB, 1B+E8, CS)
2. Bryce Windham, 2B: 0-2 (K, F-8) 
3. Felix Stevens, RF: 0-1 (F-8)
4. Cam Balego, 3B: 0-1 (5-3)
5. Pablo Aliendo, C: 0-1 (6-3)
6. Rafael Morel, 3B: 0-0 (BB)
7. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-1 (2B) 
8. Jacob Wetzel, LF: 0-1 (F-8)

CUBS SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
1. Kevin Made, SS: 0-2 (6-3, 1-3)
2. Andy Weber, 3B: 0-1 (F-8)
3. Nelson Velazquez, RF: 0-1 (K) 
4. Chase Strumpf, 2B: 1-1 (HR, R, RBI)
5. Ethan Hearn, C: 0-0 (BB) 
6. Matt Mervis, 1B: 0-1 (6-3) 
7. Yonathan Perlaza, CF: 0-1 (6-3)
8. Alfonso Rivas, LF: PLAYED DEFENSE ONLY - NO AB 

CUBS SQUAD "A" PITCHER
Ben Leeper: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 4/1 GO/AO, 33 pitches (17 strikes)|

CUBS SQUAD "B" PITCHER
Cam Sanders: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 38 pitches (22 strikes) 

CUBS SQUAD "A" ERRORS: NONE 

CUBS SQUAD "B" ERRORS: 1 
CF Yonathan Perlaza: E-8 (over-ran line-drive-hit to CF allowing batter to advance two extra bases) 

CUBS SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE
Ethan Hearn: 1-1 CS 

CUBS SQUAD "B" OUTFIELD ASSIST
CF Yonathan Perlaza: Batter/runner (Cole Roederer) thrown out 8-6-2 attempting to complete 1B+E8 inside-the-park HR

ATTENDANCE: N/A 

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 90's 

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Comments

darvish/bauer/degrom CY finalists.

gotta imagine bauer is the odds favorite.

ross/mattingly/tingler MOY finalists.

mattingly taking the f'n marlins to the playoffs is going to get heavy props for an already popular guy around the game.  they lost 105 games last year (31-29 this year, first winning season since 2009).