Bain & Gonzalez Shut the Door at Riverview

Cristian Hernandez and Andy Garriola stroked run-scoring singles to highlight a three-run third and Max Bain and Yoendris Gonzalez combined to hurl four innings of no run / no hit ball, as the Cubs "Red Squad" blanked the Cubs "Blue Squad" 3-0 in AZ Instructional League intrasquad game action Tuesday morning on Field # 6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  
Because Cubs 2nd round pick Jackson Ferris and 4th round pick Nazier Mule threw one inning each of "live" BP on Field # 5 instead of throwing in the game, the intrasquad game was cut-back from what was to have been a five inning contest to a four inning affair. 

Here is the box score from the game: 

1. Ismael Mena, CF: 0-1 (4-3, BB, SB) 
2. Pedro Ramirez, 2B: 0-2 (6-3, L-6 DP) 
3a. Christopher Paciolla, SS-DH: 0-1 (6-3)
3b. Yoanis Aleksandrov, PH: 0-1 (K) 
4. Rafael Morel, 3B: 0-1 (3-U) 
5a. Josefrailin Alcantara, DH: 0-1 (K) 
5b. Christian Olivo, SS: NO AB 
6. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-1 (K) 
7a. David Avitia, C: 0-1 (K) 
7b. Adan Sanchez, C: NO AB 
8. Erbin Jaque, RF: 0-1 (4-3)  
9. Brayan Altuve, LF: 0-1 (F-9) 

1. James Triantos, 2B: 0-1 (K, BB, R) 
2. Reggie Preciado, DH: 0-2 (K, 4-3, RBI) 
3. Cristian Hernandez, SS: 1-2 (K, 1B, RBI)  
4. Andy Garriola, LF: 1-2 (F-9, 1B, RBI) 
5. Alexis Hernandez, 3B: 1-2 (1B, K, CS)
6. Miguel Pabon, C: 2-2 (1B, 1B)  
7. Moises Ballesteros, 1B: 0-2 (4-3, F-7) 
8. Raino Coran, RF: 0-0 (BB, R, SB) 
9. Cristian More, CF: 0-0 (BB, R) 

1. Michael McAvene: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 12 pitches (9 strikes) 
2. Carlos Garcia: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 37 pitches (16 strikes) 
3. Eligio Paredes: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 20 pitches (13 strikes)

1. Max Bain: 1.1 IP: 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 4/0 GO/AO, 15 pitches (7 strikes) 
2. Yoendris Gonzalez: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 32 pitches (19 strikes) 



David Avitia: 1-2 CS 

Miguel Pabon: 0-1 CS 


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 


"Just because it isn'r official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 


AZ Phil, how did Bain look? He had a pretty tough year results wise after coming out of nowhere last year.

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In reply to by Dolorous Jon Lester

DJL: So far Max Bain has thrown three innings in instructs intrasquad games and has not allowed a hit or a run. He's been getting weak contact ground balls. Also a couple of strikeouts (both swinging), and a couple of walks. Problem is only 47% strikes. He can't get away with that at AA. Guys at AA don't chase as much as they do in A-ball. 

boog and doug glanville working the CLE series in the postseason for ESPN.

also, thanks MLB for cash-grabbing the playoffs to a format many people have left behind, especially younger people, cable TV.

the slew of games happening at noon EST is icing on the cake.  ESPN hasn't cared about baseball in years, but they bid a few more 100 grand than someone else, so...yeah...

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In reply to by crunch

So true. It's such a shame. I didn't realize it until you posted this but it made me realize I won't be able to watch the playoffs unless I buy in more on tv options, and without Cub involvement.... eh, I probably won't bother. I'm sure I'm not alone in that, but I'm equally sure MLB doesn't care because they're swimming in cash.

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In reply to by bradsbeard

my main problem is the massive amount of people in the younger demographic(s) that don't mess with cable.  this wasn't that much of an issue 5-10 years ago, but especially since 2015 there's been a huge decline of younger adults having cable.

i have Sling streaming cable for news + Bloomberg + stuff the wife likes so it doesn't effect me.  i grew up with cable and had it most of my life, but i'm happy enough with limited option streaming for $35/month.

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In reply to by crunch

This is in a nutshell what I've been thinking.

I read a business report about 2014-15 that said that about 40 thousand people a month were cutting cable, and that it was sports programming that was keeping cable going.

I have Sling also (plus the Hollywood add on), and with them, the two main subscription offers are the Disney group (including ESPN), or the Fox group, so watching the playoffs requires switching between the two or getting the full suite which costs more than the $35 of either one.  So you really have to be a dedicated rather than a casual viewer to pick up the whole thing.

The money is in the local game, so they don't care.


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In reply to by Mornington Crescent

i switch between the two.  it's the best not-boldly-advertised perk of Sling.  you can switch between orange/blue with 0 extra charge or wait between switches.  as long as you're willing to log into your account settings to make the switch, you basically have full access to both tiers (though you can only have 1 feed going at a time with orange).

STL blowing a lead with 1 out in the top of the 9th, up by 2 to down by 4.  nice.

it's @STL and fans are streaming out.  so nice.

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