Archive - 2016

October 11th

October 10th

October 9th

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: 

October 8th

It was a Very Goodyear for the Reds on Friday

Jose Siri blasted a game-tying solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 2nd, Blake Trahan drilled a two-run double in the 3rd and walked and scored in the 5th, T. J. Friedl singled twice, walked, scored two runs, and knocked-in another, and Wendolyn Bautista hurled four innings of one-run ball, helping the Reds cruise past the Angels/Cubs co-op team 7-1 in AZ Advanced Instructional League game action Friday morning on Field #1 at the Reds Player Development Complex in Goodyear, AZ. 

Matt Thaiss (Angels 2016 1st round draft pick) doubled, singled, and scored a run for the Angels/Cubs squad in a losing cause. 

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

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October 7th

October 6th

Stranded in Diablo

Ian Rice (representing the tying run) laced a triple into the right-centerfield alley with one out in the bottom of the 9th, but closer Alex Massey induced Donnie Dewees and Julio Garcia to ground out and leave the runner stranded at 3rd, as the Royals survived the threat and edged the Angels/Cubs co-op team 2-1 in AZ Advanced Instructional League game action Thursday aftenoon at Diablo Stadium in Tempe, AZ. 

Amalani Fukofuka singled twice, stole a base, and scored a run for the Royals, and Donnie Dewees singled twice and stole a base for the Angels/Cubs.

There just wasn't much offense in the game (only ten hits total combined between the two teams). 

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

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