April Showers Bring 9th Inning Luck to Brew Crew

Carlos Belonis drilled a one-out game-tying RBI double and Milan Post followed with a game-winning walk-off sacrifice fly, as the Brewers rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 9th to edge the Cubs 2-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #7 (AKA "Paul Molitor Field") at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, AZ.      

Carlos Jimenez belted a two-out RBI double in the top of the 8th to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead, as the game was scoreless through seven innings of play. 

RHP Joshua Torres got the start for the Brew Crew and tossed four innings of shutout ball, and five Cubs pitchers had pieced-together a combined two-hit shutout through eight innings, before the 9th inning revoltin' development.    

In EXST Cubs roster news, RHP Ben Wells has been moved up to Hi-A Myrtle Beach. 

Here is the abridged box score from today's game (Cubs players only):  

1a. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 1-3 (L-9, 5-3, 1B, PO) 
1b. Danny Gutierrez, CF: 0-1 (P-6)
2a. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-3 (K, 3-1, K)  
2b. Rafael Narea, SS: 0-1 (L-9) 
3a. Eloy Jimenez, LF: 1-3 (2B, 1-3, 6-3) 
3b. Jose Paniagua, LF: 1-1 (1B) 
4. Kevin Encarnacion, RF: 0-4 (4-1, 3-1, F-9, P-5) 
5a. Adonis Paula, 1B-DH: 0-1 (K, BB) 
5b. Eric Gonzalez, PH-DH: 0-2 (5-3, F-8) 
6. Tyler Alamo, C-DH: 0-1 (BB, 4-3) 
7. Jordan Hankins, DH-1B: 2-3 (1B, 6-3, 1B) 
8. Tim Saunders, SS-2B: 0-3 (F-9, F-8, 6-4 FC, R) 
9a. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 0-1 (K, BB) 
9b. Carlos Jimenez, 3B: 1-1 (2B, RBI)
10. Jhonny Pereda, DH-C: 0-2 (F-8, 6-3, BB) 

1. Austyn Willis: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GO/FO, 23 pitches (17 strikes) 
2. Andin Diaz: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 13 pitches (9 strikes) 
3. Greyfer Eregua: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/3 GO/FO, 18 pitches (12 strikes) 
4. Daniel Lewis: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 18 pitches (11 strikes) 
5. Brad Markey: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/FO, 30 pitches (18 strikes) 
6. Yomar Morel: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1/1 GO/FO, 10 pitches (7 strikes) 


Jhonny Pereda: 0-1 CS 

WEATHER: Overcast with occasional drizzle and temperatures in the 70's 




Hi Phil, wet morning. Went over to Fitch late morning to see if there was a game there but then started pouring! Will catch you Monday.

Phil, did Ben Wells improve/stop having the yips? Or is this a sink or swim moment?