Pelicans Brief South Bend on Way to Succeed in Intrasquad Business

Shawon Dunston Jr stroked an RBI double, reached base on a bunt single, and scored two runs, Trey Martin clubbed an RBI triple, stole two bases, and scored two runs, and Gioskar Amaya reached base three times on two walks and a single, helping the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to an 8-5 victory over the South Bend Cubs in Minor League Camp intrasquad action this morning on Field #6 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park. 

Frandy de la Rosa roped a triple and an RBI single and scored a run for South Bend in a losing cause. 

Four pitchers threw in the game, with two starting pitchers "piggy-backing" for each squad. Of the four, Erick Leal had the worst outing, allowing five runs on eight hits (including two doubles and a triple) and a walk (plus a throwing error and a wild pitch) in just 3.2 IP.  

The game was called with one out in the top of the 8th inning.

Here is the abridged box score from the game:  


MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP
1. Gioskar Amaya, C: 1-3 (BB, 4-3, 6-3, BB, 1B) 
2. Gleyber Torres, SS: 2-4 (1B, 1B, K, 6-4 FC, CS) 
3. Chesny Young, 2B: 1-2 (BB, F-7, 2B, F-9 SF, R, RBI)
4. Jacob Rogers, 1B: 1-4 (K, 1B, P-5, F-7, R)
5. Shawon Dunston Jr, DH: 2-3 (K, 5-3 SH, 2B, 1B, 2 R, RBI)
6. Rashad Crawford, RF: 2-4 (L-7, 1B, P-6, 1B+E1, R, RBI)
7. Trey Martin, CF: 1-4 (E-1, K, 3B, K, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB) 
8. Kevin Encarnacion, LF: 1-4 (K, K, 1B, 2-3, RBI, CS) 
9. David Bote, 3B: 1-4 (5-3, F-8, E-3, 1B, R)

SOUTH BEND LINEUP
1a. Andrew Ely, SS: 0-3 (F-7, K, 6-3) 
1b. Ho-Young Son, SS: 0-1 (K) 
2. Charcer Burks, LF-CF: 1-4 (1-3, 1B, F-8, F-7, R)
3a. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 1-2 (F-7, 1B+E7, BB, R)
3b. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 1-1 (2B)
4. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 1-4 (P-4, 6-3, 2B, L-6, R, RBI)
5. Jesse Hodges,  DH: 1-3 (1B, K+WP, BB, K, R)
6. Tanner Witt, 3B: 1-3 (1B, F-9, F-9 DP)
7. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 2-3 (L-8, 3B, 1B, R, RBI)
8. Justin Marra, 1B: 1-3 (5-3, 1B, L-6, RBI)
9a. Tyler Pearson, C: 0-2 (L-5, F-9) 
9b. Jhonny Pereda, C: 0-1 (L-9) 

MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS
1. Tyler Skulina: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3/6 GO/FO, 68 pitches (46 strikes) 
2. Jonathan Martinez: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/7 GO/FO, 62 pitches (40 strikes) 

SOUTH BEND PITCHERS
1. Trevor Clifton: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 3/2 GO/FO, 63 pitches (37 strikes) 
2. Erick Leal:3.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3/5 GO/FO, 58 pitches (38 strikes) 

MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: 2
1. LF Kevin Encarnacion - E-7 (fielding error on ground single to left allowed batter-runner to advance an extra base) 
2. C Gioskar Amaya - E-2 (overthrow at 1st base on K+WP allowed batter to advance to 2nd base)

SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 3
1. P Trevor Clifton -  E-1 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. 1B Justin Marra -  E-3  (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
3. P Erick Leal - E-1 (overthrow at 1st base on bunt single allowed batter to advance to 2nd base)

MYRTLE BEACH CATCHERS DEFENSE
Gioskar Amaya; 1 E (see above) 

SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Tyler Pearson: 2-4 CS, 2 PB
2. Jhonny Pereda: 1 PB 

MYRTLE BEACH OUTFIELD ASSIST
RF Rashad Crawford - threw out baserunner (Kevonte Mitchell) 9-2 trying to score from 3rd base on fly ball to right

WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 80's 

ATTENDANCE: 58

 

Comments

according to the ESPN announce crew, baez has been showing up at the park very early for a while to work on the suggested changes to his batting approach. btw...game is on ESPN. their strikezone graphic layover is annoying as hell.

Baez crappy.

Typo. Meant to say scrappy.

both work.

And he just craps scraps out a run.

guess the Astros were right (rotoworld):

Brady Aiken underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.

Last year's No. 1 overall pick left his first outing with IMG Academy last Thursday with an arm injury, and now everyone's worst fears have been realized.

Who is this team ? What have they done with dumb,boring and slow Cubs of my youth ? /so happy

1st inning recap off J. Weaver

Baez single, SB

Russell reaches on FC, grounder to short who went to 3B to get Baez but ball was dropped, by most accounts he would have been out easily

Russell SB

Bryant K (WTF? - Iowa for you)

Soler sac Fly

Rizzo GO 4-3

Third strike on Bryant was bs Rizzo sucks he's old

I like watching Addison Russell play shortstop. He's good at that.

never felt Baez was going to knock Castro off that position, but I do think Russell can.

Dh for nl /now!

We want a pitcher, not a Jock-itcher!!!

*ducks*

KKKK Bryant?

too soon, huh?

Rizzo double, Olt 2-run HR off Weaver

Neat!

Who?

the good news...motte is throwing 96mph. the bad news...he's got no control/command over it. wow... 0.1ip 3h 1bb 1k 4r/er still, the fact he's throwing 94-96mph is at least a good sign of his pre-injury self.

I didn't get a chance to see the game but that's actually good news, even if he did get clobbered. Still would like to see a good outing before the year starts.

T. Wood in to pinch-hit

Hits HR on 1-2 count

#baseball

t.wood HR...in a pinch hit situation for some reason...woo spring.

k.bryant with an OF assist...along with the ROY/MVP he's going to win this year, he'll probably get a gold glove, too. good for him.

Triple for Cubs

curt schilling pretending to listen to theo is unnerving and amusing. props to theo for going on air to keep up his b/s "no, seriously you guys, this has nothing to do with service time" campaign. he's taking some hardball questions from schilling.

Schilling is talking "business decisions "? HAHAHAHAJAHAHhaja!!!!!!

"what happened to capitalism when i need it?" - theo, after espn continues interviewing him rather than going to commercial after a quick inning.

hey espn...thanks for the temporary blindness. that was f'n rad...thanks...

Rooftop owner under reporting attendance? ~fans self~ Dave McKinney ‏@davemckinney 18m Skybox on Sheffield owner Marc Hamid indicted in $600,000 scheme to defraud the Cubs, state, city & county, US attorney's office announces. Get ready to eat a big sh!tsandwich, roofies.

Is he one of the guys in the lawsuit against the Cubs?

yup

Unclean hands aren't a good thing if you want to enforce the terms of a contract.

Len and JD on CSN for Cubs today vs WSux Samardzija vs Hammel /bold prediction Samardzija will be on his 4th team in 13 months

Who was last pitcher to pitch opening day for Cubs and Sox in consecutive seasons?

Jaime Navarro?

Ding!

that's depressing for both teams involved...

Wasn't Navarro pretty solid for the Cubs? He sure imploded with the Sox...

Yes, and Cubs signed Tapani from Sox

decent mid-rotation pitcher...but opening day starter, damn...

Hey look! Jeff Samardzija ! Soler 2 run bomb in first

Even without Bryant in there, this might be the best Cubs lineup (or at least best 1-5) since 2008. Am I mistaken?

cog, soler, rizzo, and castro HRs...nice.

"cog"? So "CRUNCH".

Gracious. In hockey: Coggsy In Australia: Cogg-o In Quade-world: something even worse "cog" will do fine.

i'm just gonna call everyone by the first letter in their last name followed by "dawg." c-dawg, it is. this is going to get weird with castro c-dawg around...and if welly c-dawg doesn't get traded.

looks like the cubs have a bullpen problem...p.coke is making one hell of a strong showing this spring. 7ip 3h 2bb 5k 0r/er that said, he's been getting those numbers off a chunk of late-inning-quality spring bats. maddon doesn't seem to be employing any "bullpen start" days this spring, where a chunk of relievers go the first few innings vs better quality bats. heck, that practice seems to have fallen out of favor all over mlb at this point...used to be a bit more common, especially on split squad days.

CRUNCH: FWIW Coke has his fastball velocity consistently up to 92-93 now, after being in the high-80's his first couple of 2015 ST outings. 

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  • Hagsag 13 hours 37 min ago (view)

    Phil, is the 3 weeks camp going on now?

     

  • Arizona Phil 15 hours 49 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have signed free-agent LHP Stephen Gonsalves to a 2022 minor league contract.

    If he were to be added to the MLB 40-man roster at some point in 2022, he has no minor league options left and he has Article XX-D rights (he can elect free-agency if outrighted).

    So 78 Cubs minor leaguers are now eligible for selection in the 2021 Rule 5 Draft.

    Also, the Cubs off-season minor league Domestic Reserve List now stands at 173 (17 slots are open).

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    jdrnym: That's correct.

    Under the new rules, the 38-man AAA reserve list is now only used beginning on the date reserve lists are filed in November and extending up through the conclusion of the Rule 5 Draft. Then after the conclusion of the Rule 5 Draft, everybody goes back into the off-season 190-man Domestic Reserve List hopper. 

     

  • jdrnym 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    Phil, can you settle a Twitter discussion? A team can only select players in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft until its 38-man Triple-A reserve list is full, correct? Don't believe this changed with the latest Major League Rules that introduced the Domestic Reserve List and eliminated individual level reserve lists during the offseason.

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    "Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston reports that Carlos Correa's agent has been contacted by the Astros, Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Cubs and Braves.

    It's not clear when the contact took place or what level of interest each club has."

    ...with the yanks and dodgers both with piles of cash and a bit of need, i wouldn't get too stoked...but at least there seems to be some interest in what his market is.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    Stroman's salary escalators apply to 2024, so if Stroman reaches 160 IP in either 2022 or 2023 (but not both) it adds $2M to his 2024 salary, and if he reaches 160 IP in both 2022 and 2023 it would add $4M to his to 2024 salary.

    So he gets $25M in both 2022 and 2023 (that's locked-in), and then either $21M, $23M , or $25M in 2024, depending upon whether he reaches his salary escalators in 2022 and/or 2023. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    W-RAT: I should also mention that the Cubs cannot outright David Bote while he is injured or rehabbing from an injury, except during a window starting on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until the day that off-season reserve lists must be filed (normaly 11/20, but it was 11/19 in 2021 because 11/20 fell on a Saturday, and it will be 11/18 in 2022 because 11/20 will fall on a Sunday). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    W-RAT: The Cubs can outright David Bote (if he is not claimed off waivers) once the transaction freeze is lifted. That's not a problem. 

    If he is outrighted and then elects free-agency, he would forfeit what remains of his contract - AS LONG AS - the contract is not fully guaranteed. 

    If the contract is fully guaranteed he would likely elect free-agency and the Cubs would be on the hook for what remains of his salary, offset by the MLB minimum salary if he were to sign an MLB deal with another club.

     

  • crunch 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    kristin call has been named GM of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.  she's been the assistant/associate GM for a few years and was formally a marketing director for the team.

    she's been involved in baseball for a living for 16+ years.

     

  • Wrigley Rat 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    Hey Phil - Could David Bote be outrighted at any point before the start of the season (obviously not now while players are being locked out). I wonder because if someone claimed him, oh well. If he elected free agency, wouldn't that void his contract? These are the thoughts going through my head as I look to open up another 40-man spot, and Bote will be out until at least May.

    I've read your 40-man tag for him, but I'm not quite smart enough to figure this out! :) Thanks!

     

  • crunch 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan
    Marcus Stroman signed a three-year, $71 million contract with the Chicago Cubs that includes an opt out after the second season, sources tell ESPN. He’ll make $25 million in 2022, $25 million in 2023 and $21 million in 2024. It includes $2M escalators for 160 IP in ‘22 and ‘23.

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 days 13 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have re-signed RHRP Jonathan Holder and C-INF P.J. Higgins to 2022 minor league contracts, presumably with an NRI to MLB Spring Training. 

    They will be Rule 5 Draft-eligible, if and when there is a Rule 5 Draft. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 22 hours ago (view)

    Owners' stooge Bobby Manfred coming out swinging at the players with his statement about the owners instituting a lockout.

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 3 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs re-signed OF Michael Hermosillo to a 2022 Major League contract just prior to the midnight Wednesday MLB transaction freeze. 

    Hermosillo was non-tendered on Tuesday because he was a Rule 5 Draft-Excluded Player, and if he had remained on the 40 the Cubs would not have been able to outright him to the minors any earlier than 20 days prior to MLB opening Day. 

     

  • crunch 3 days 8 hours ago (view)

    we shouldn't, especially with how much payroll room for 2024+ this top-costing-for-fans team with a heavily monitized ballpark in a major media market has.

    backloaded contracts aren't exactly groundbreaking new things...neither are cheap-ass owners.  i don't expect them to compete every year, but i expect them to try after a punt season where they traded away the core.  NYY, NYM, LAD, LAA, BOS, etc. don't seem to have trouble doing this even if it means throwing a bit of money around...

     

  • Sonicwind75 3 days 8 hours ago (view)

    Stroman, a pleasant surprise.  Good to know we aren't completely punting until 2025.