Cease Fires Gas to Extinguish Blaze

Dylan Cease struck out six in two innings and combined with five other Cubs pitchers to fan 17 batters, Jose Paniagua belted a three-run home run and a triple, Isaac Paredes slammed a solo home run and walked twice, Yohan Matos drilled an RBI double, walked twice, stole a base, and scored a run, and Adonis Paula hammered a two-run HR, helping Eugene/Mesa (the Cubs Extended Spring Training group) to a 9-3 victory over the Langley Blaze in Minor League Camp game action Tuesday morning on Field #3 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

The game was extended an extra inning to allow all the Cubs pitchers who were scheduled to throw to get their work. 

A member of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League (BCPBL), the Blaze are one of the top amateur baseball clubs in Canada. Notable alumni include Brett Lawrie and Scott Mathieson, as well as ex-Cub minor leaguer Wes Darvill. 

The Blaze are on a ten-day Arizona Spring Training Trip, where they are playing minor league teams, and college and high school teams. The Blaze are scheduled to play one or two (and sometimes even three!) games per day, including morning games, afternoon games, night games, doubleheaders, and split squad games, so the Canadian lads (age 15-18) are playing a LOT of baseball in the Valley of the Sun.

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

EUGENE/MESA LINEUP
1a. Luis Ayala, CF: 0-2 (BB, 3-6 FC, K, 2 R, SB) 
1b. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-1 (HR, R, 2 RBI) 
2. Isaac Paredes, SS: 1-2 (BB, BB, HR, 5-3, 2 R, RBI)
3. Kwang-Min Kwon, RF: 0-3 (P-5, BB, K, 2-U)
4. Wladimir Galindo, 3B-DH: 0-3 (E9-SF, F-7, K, K, RBI)
5. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 2-4 (HR, 3B, K, P-4, 2 R, 3 RBI)
6a. Yohan Matos, DH #1: 1-1 (BB, 2B, BB, R, RBI, SB)
6b. Miguel Amaya, C: 0-0 (BB)
7b. Eric Gonzalez, DH-C: 0-1 (BB, F-7) 
7b. Gustavo Polanco, PH-DH: 1-2 (5-3, 2B) 
8. Donnie Cimino, LF: 0-3 (K, HBP, K, P-1 DP)
9. Edgar Rondon, 2B: 1-3 (K, 1B, F-8, RBI)
10. Jhonny Pereda, C-DH: 2-3 (1B, 6-4-3 DP, 1B)
11. Michael Foster, DH-CF: 1-3 (P-6, 5-3, 1B, R)

EUGENE/MESA PITCHERS
1. Dylan Cease: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 38 pitches (22 strikes) 
2. Bryan Hudson: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (15 strikes) 
3. Junior Marte: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 2/2 GO/AO, 29 pitches (20 strikes)
4. Pedro Silverio: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 21 pitches (12 strikes)
5. Jose Albertos : 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 20 pitches (11 strikes)
6. Javier Assad: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 18 pitches (13 strikes)

EUGENE/MESA ERRORS: 1 
3B Wladimir Galindo: E-5 (two-base throwing error allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely)

EUGENE/MESA CATCHERS DEFENSE
Eric Gonzalez: 0-1 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 24 
  
WEATHER: Sunny & very breezy with temperatures in the 80's 


 

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I don't care who's batting, 6 K's in 2 innings is impressive.

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  • crunch 9 hours 49 min ago (view)

    * all figures stated are in a range of +/- 10m

    yeah, that was me not typing info correctly.  my bad.

     

  • Arizona Phil 12 hours 24 min ago (view)

    Bryant got $19.5M 

     

  • crunch 14 hours 35 min ago (view)

    bryant 9.5m, contreras 6.65m, baez 11.65m, z.davies 8.63m

    looks like happ is going to arbitration.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    RHP Edward Vasquez (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic) has retired.

    E. Vasquez was one of the top SP on DSL Cubs Red in 2019 and was expected to be a SP on one of the Cubs AZL teams in 2020 if the minor league season hadn't been canceled.

    He would have been first-time Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2021. 

     

  • K Dub 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    Thanks Phil!

     

  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    danny hultzen retires and joins the cubs as a "pitching development assistant"

    shame the comeback story didn't last longer...but hey, at least he got to taste the bigs after his body failed him for so many years.

     

  • crunch 1 day 19 hours ago (view)

    theo joining the commish's front office operation as a "consultant reguarding on field matters"...basically weighing in on the possible impact of rules changes.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    https://www.thecubreporter.com/comment/266505#comm...

     

  • K Dub 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    Yeah, to my calculation that suspension should be over by now unless he got caught again...

     

  • Wrigley Rat 2 days 1 hour ago (view)

    (Not Phil) - Last I saw, he was on the restricted list.

     

  • K Dub 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    PHIL: Did the Cubs release Saul Vazquez?

     

  • Sonicwind75 5 days 20 hours ago (view)

    The 2021 guaranteed amount is $7 + $3 million mutual option buyout. 10>8.  Most media reports summarizes it as a $10 million deal. 

     

  • CubbyBlue 5 days 21 hours ago (view)

    Thanks Eric. After I put it up I thought.. damn I'm old. I wonder if people even remember back that far. I still think about that day. Uggh. Sorry. 

     

  • Charlie 5 days 21 hours ago (view)

    I'm always confused by this. They also could have tendered him and then boosted his value by trading him with a million or two in cash considerations. Obviously, that's a million or two more expensive than simply non-tendering--but couldn't you at least get an interesting prospect in return from one of these teams? They obviosuly thought it was worth their return to toss in a few million in the Darvish trade.

     

  • tim815 5 days 22 hours ago (view)

    The 2021 amount is 7.

    The buyout is 3.

    8>7

     

  • crunch 6 days 11 hours ago (view)

    chase strumpf is quickly emerging as a "trendy" organizational hot prospect, even among non-cubs fans.  amaya is having a decent winter league showing so far...taking a lot of walks, too.