Giants Rally to Edge Cubs at Riverview

1B (ex-LHP) Nick Jones reached base four times (two singles and two walks) and drove-in what proved to be the game-winning run, Nathaniel Javier drilled a two-run double, singled, and scored two runs, and Julio Pena singled twice, knocked-in two runs, and scored another, as the Giants rallied from a 7-2 deficit to edge the Cubs 8-7 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #1 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park.  

Eloy Jimenez belted a solo HR, Adonis Paula hammered a two-run double, singled twice, and scored a run, and Shawon Dunston Jr singled twice, stole a base, and scored two runs for the Cubs in a losing cause.  

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


CUBS LINEUP
1. Shawon Dunston Jr, DH #1: 2-5 (1B, 1B, 6-4 FC, K, K, 2 R, RBI, SB)
2a. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 1-4 (6-3, 1B, 6-4 FC, F-8, RBI)
2b. Roberto Caro, PH: 0-1 (K) 
3. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-3 (BB, F-8, F-8, K, R)
4. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 1-4 (K, HR, 6-3, F-9, R, RBI)
5. Adonis Paula, 3B: 3-4 (2B+E7, 5-3, 1B, 1B, R, 2 RBI) 
6. Joey Martarano, 1B: 0-3 (L-8, E-1, HBP, K) 
7. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 2-4 (F-7, 1B, K, 1B, CS)
8. Carlos Sepulveda, SS: 1-4 (1B, 3-U, 3-1, K) 
9. Yohan Matos, C-DH: 1-4 (5-4 FC, P-1, K, 2B, R)
10. Jhonny Pereda, DH-C: 1-3 (1B, BB, 1-3, F-8, R, RBI)

CUBS PITCHERS
1. Pierce Johnson: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 2/2 GO/FO, 56 pitches (34 strikes) 
2. Corbin Hoffner: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/4 GO/FO, 21 pitches (9 strikes)
3. Trey Masek: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1/1 GO/FO, 14 pitches (6 strikes) 
4. Alexander Santana: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 28 pitches (19 strikes)
5. John Michael Knighton: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 39 pitches (25 strikes)

CUBS ERRORS: NONE

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Yohan Matos: 0-2 CS
 
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE: 13 

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AZ Phil, will you compare the abilities of Soler and Eloy? Thanks.

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  • Hagsag 2 hours 55 min ago (view)

    Tommy Birch tweets that Taylor Davis has signed with the Orioles. Hate to see him go. I will never forget his GS against the Deadbirds.

     

  • crunch 21 hours 54 min ago (view)

    cubs trade for travis lakins for a PTBNL or cash considerations from the rsox.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lakin...

     

  • Charlie 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    I mean, the "overrated" criticism is always more about other people deserving of the honor being snubbed or put through more rigamarole. Jeter was definitely a great player for a long time. I just want people to remember that guys like Scott Rolen are not 60% less deserving, as the current voting system seems to indicate.

     

  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    speaking of the HOF...

    schilling had a nice bump in his 8th eligable year going from 60.9% to 70.0%.  he's probably gonna get in next year...and if not for his abrasive personality and questionable interests outside of baseball he would probably already be in.  he's good enough to be there based on performance alone.

    fellow 8th year guys bonds and clemens held steady, going up around 1% point to 60%-ish range.  they may or may not get some love entering their 9th or 10th years.

     

  • crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    m.ozuna signs with the braves 1/18m.

    he was expected to sign for similar pay over a number of years.  the cards must be "wtf?" about him walking away from the 17.8m qualifying offer, though.  at least they get a draft pick out of it.

     

  • crunch 1 day 15 hours ago (view)

    5x gold glove...and earned 0 of them.

    whatever.  hell of a hitter, and he played SS "good enough" to not embarass himself or the team.

    but yeah, overrated even if he's a no-doubt 1st ballot hall of famer...which seems like an odd thing to say even if it's true (at least in the eyes of many).

     

  • Charlie 1 day 15 hours ago (view)

    That's a significant boost for being the face of the Yankees. Expected, but in retrospect he wasn't that much better than plenty of people who didn't have full support for the hall (Santo comes to mind).

    *Tries to start an "over-rated" chant.*

     

  • crunch 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    d.jeter and l.walker (10th and final year on ballot, 76.6%) are going to the HOF.

    jeter got 99.75% of the vote...highest for a position player (griffey jr 99.32% 2016).  m.rivera got 100% last year.

    larry walker decided to dress up for his first post-election interview.  class act.

    https://i.ibb.co/Dfqtz1p/EO15-ODUX0-AU6id-Y-format...

     

  • crunch 1 day 21 hours ago (view)

    nice.  i love seeing the undrafted who still try to make a career get a shot.

    it seems he's somewhat recently hit 97mph on his fastball which helped attract some interest.

    https://uspbl.com/max-bain-signs-with-chicago-cubs/

    good luck to the dude.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have released eight players from their Dominican Academy: RHRP Donato Auguste, RHRP Marco Encarnacion, RHRP Rodrigo Garcia, RHRP Francisco Gracia, LHRP Anderson Parra, RHRP Willians Vasquez, 1B Jeinser Brete, and OF Kevin Miranda.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    Rex Brothers has one minor league option left and Article XX-D status (so he can elect free-agency if outrighted) if he were to be added to the Cubs MLB 40-man roster at some point in 2020. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    RHSP Max Bain (contract acquired by Cubs from Utica Unicorns of USPBL last week) minor league UPC has not yet been filed with MLB. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    The Josh Phegley, Bryan Brickhouse, Rex Brothers, Juan Gamez, and Caleb Simpson minor league contracts have been filed with MLB, but the Tyler Olson and Jason Adam contracts are still pending.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 days 43 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have signed LHRP Rex Brothers (ex COL, ex-ATL), RHRP Bryan Brickhouse, RHRP Juan Gamez (pitched in Mexican League in 2019), and RHRP Caleb Simpson to minor l;eague contracts, and Brothers is the only one of the four likely receive an NRI to Cubs MLB Spring Training. 

     

  • crunch 2 days 16 hours ago (view)

    ummm...nevermind...

    ""There’s a lot of disrespect from people there that I don’t want to be a part of," Arenado said. "You can quote that." Arenado added, "You ask what I thought of Jeff’s quotes and I say I don’t care what people say around there. There is a lot of disrespect."

    The third baseman didn't want to elaborate on what he felt was disrespectful, but clearing the relationship between Arenado and the front office needs to be repaired."

     

  • crunch 2 days 17 hours ago (view)

    some good news...or bad news depending on how you feel about it...for the k.bryant trade market...

    "Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich on Monday indicated that Nolan Arenado will not be dealt prior to spring training and trade talks involving the third baseman are off for now."

    now MLB and crew need to decide whether bryant has an extra year of club control or not...still waiting...

    rangers, braves, and nats are supposedly looking at 3rd base upgrades.  cards are, too, but bryant to the cards would be a mutiny level trade decision.