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)
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)
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
crunch 8 min 35 sec ago (view)
2020 schedule to be announced monday (tentative).
crunch 10 min 12 sec ago (view)
d.price (LAD) to sit out the season.
LAD isn't going to get d.price at all in 2020 and they got m.betts for 60-ish games until he's a FA. ow. that duo cost them jeter downs, alex verdugo, and connor wong.
Dolorous Jon Lester 7 hours 32 min ago (view)
I acquired Trout over the winter in a keeper league. Not feeling too great about that either.
Hagsag 10 hours 25 min ago (view)
Andrew Cashner still hasn't signed with anyone. Could be useful.
crunch 18 hours 28 min ago (view)
the cleveland indians have released a statement that they are open for dialogue about the future of the team's name.
twitter is all over it and seems to be all about going back to "cleveland spiders", an unrelated dead MLB team lineage in cleveland from the 1800s (some guy named cy young played for them).
crunch 22 hours 17 min ago (view)
Q coming back in 4-6 weeks will be like a mid-season trade! sigh...
but yeah, they should be good in-house with expanded rosters unless they get slammed by IL stuff.
crunch 22 hours 19 min ago (view)
MLB has confirmed 38 positives (players/coaches/personel/etc) so far.
Arizona Phil 23 hours 2 min ago (view)
With 17 pitchers likely on the 30-man MLB Active List roster for the first two weeks and then probably 15 pitchers on the 28-man Active List for the next two weeks after that, the Cubs should be able to "bullpen" games quite a bit for the first month. They won't really need five starters.
crunch 1 day 11 min ago (view)
the cubs were searching car seats for coins to sign the scraps they managed to get this offseason. i imagine doing everything "in house" might be on the table.
the ricketts will need all the money they can spare to dump into GOP elections, too. priorities. btw, yes the family has been dumping 100s of thousand (to the tune of millions combined) over the past few months into state elections in areas they don't live in. wisconsin, nevada, new york, georgia, etc...millions...many millions of dollars all over the country.
Arizona Phil 1 day 41 min ago (view)
jdrnym: Once the MLB regular season starts, the "Practice Squad" will be a sub-group of the Club Player Pool, as will be the MLB Active List roster and the various MLB injured lists.
jdrnym 1 day 42 min ago (view)
All makes sense, but I think there is one important point of clarification in there -- are you using "practice squad" and "Club Player Pool" interchangeably? If so, I understood the first sentence of your third-to-last paragraph above to mean that Mills/Sadler/Underwood could be outrighted and still be in the Pool, therefore retaining their eligibility to re-selected to the major league active roster later in the season.
Arizona Phil 1 day 43 min ago (view)
jdrnym: Zack Short is still on Optional Assignment to the minors (as are Alzolay, M. Amaya, R. Garcia, Maples, T. Miller, Norwood, Rea, M. Rodriguez, and Steele), but he can be recalled at any time without restriction (no "ten-day rule") because he was optioned to the minors prior to the transaction freeze in March.
crunch 1 day 54 min ago (view)
angels are missing 10-ish players from today's workout and mike trout isn't sure he'll participate this year (pregnant wife, newborn on the way). welcome to the angels, maddon.
Hagsag 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
Are ther any FA starting pitchers that would be an addition to take a starting spot?
QuietMan 1 day 22 hours ago (view)
I'm thinking players should demand that this be added to their list. "Sorry Honey, can't do it."
crunch 1 day 23 hours ago (view)
or washing the dishes turns out to be popping wheelies on a motorcycle riding around scottsdale...
jeff kent deserves to be in the HOF...lou whitaker needs to get in first...