Cubs Offense Like a Machin at Riverview

Vimael Machin ripped an RBI double, singled, and stole a base, Jhonny Pereda singled twice and drove-in a run, and Keegan Thompson and three relievers combined to toss a two-hit shutout, in Cubs Minor League Camp intrasquad game action Monday afternoon on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ. 

It was a rare day off for the MLB squad (one of only two this spring), so there was no activity on the other side of the UAPC. 

Here is the box score from the game: 

SQUAD "A" LINEUP
1. Levi Jordan, 2B: 0-3 (6-3, K, 3-6-3 DP) 
2. Aramis Ademan, SS: 0-3 (3-U, K, 1-3)
3. Yasiel Balaguert, 1B: 0-1 (BB, F-7, 2 SB) 
4a. Jared Young, DH #1:  0-1 (K) 
4b. Tyler Payne, PH: 0-1 (F-9)
5. Charcer Burks, LF: 0-1 (1-3, BB)
6. Donnie Dewees, CF: 1-2 (1B, F-9)
7. Jacob Hannemann, RF: 0-2 (K, F-7) 
8. Erick Castillo, C-DH: 1-2 (2B, F-9)
9a. Will Remillard, DH-C: 0-1 (L-6)
9b. Rafelin Lorenzo, C: 0-1 (F-9)
10. Austin Filiere, 3B: 0-1 (5-3, BB) 
 
SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
1. Chase Daniel, 2B: 1-3 (3B, L-7, F-9, R)
2. Christian Donahue, 3B: 0-2 (K, K)
3. Vimael Machin, 1B: 2-2 (2B, 1B, RBI, SB)
4. Chesny Young, SS: 0-2 (4-2 FC, 6-4-3 DP)
5. Zach Borenstein, LF: 0-2 (L-6, K)
6. Wynton Bernard, CF: 1-2 (1B, F-9, R)
7. Evan Marzilli, RF: 0-1 (BB, 3-U)
8. Ian Rice, DH: 1-1 (BB, 1B)
9. Jhonny Pereda, C: 2-2 (1B, 1B, RBI, PO) 

SQUAD "A" PITCHERS
1. Riley McCauley: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 31 pitches (15 strikes) 
2. Brad Markey: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 11 pitches (7 strikes) 
3. Tyler Peyton: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 1/0 GO/AO, 9 pitches (7 strikes) 
4. Luis Lugo: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 21 pitches (13 strikes) 
NOTE: Bottom of the 5th inning was skipped 

SQUAD "B" PITCHERS
1. Keegan Thompson: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GO/AO, 46 pitches (28 strikes) 
2. Ryan Williams: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 13 pitches (7 strikes) 
3. Jake Steffens: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R 1 BB, 0 K, 0/4 GO/AO, 21 pitches (13 strikes) 
4. Manuel Rondon: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 2/2 GO/AO, 14 pitches (9 strikes) 

SQUAD "A" ERRORS
NONE 

SQUAD "B" ERRORS
NONE 

SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE
Erick Castillo: 0-1 CS, 1 PO 

SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE:  
Jhonny Pereda: 0-2 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 24  

WEATHER: Overcast with temperatures in the 60's 

Arizona 
Scoring
Service 

"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 

Comments

p.strop had an MRI on his hamstring and the injury is "mild"...he's gonna miss a little while, though.

chatwood gonna chatwood...

1.1ip 2h 3bb 1k, 4r/2er

I just wanted to thank whoever did the color coordination on the Spring Training Roster to the right -->. It's super functional.( I don't remember that being the look last year, but sorry if I merely overlooked it!)

CHARLIE: You're welcome. 

Jordan Bastian‏ @MLBastian

Maddon said there have been internal meetings about possible bullpen alternatives via waivers/trades. Said free-agent Craig Kimbrel's name has not come up: "We really didn't discuss that. But, I can't tell you that it's out of the question."

lester really crapped the bed today...1 more spring start and a sim game before the real thing...

2.2ip 7h 2bb 3k, 7r/er 1hr

the wind was a factor in play today, so that didn't help.

happ's bat woke up today...hope it continues.

Game was played with some kind of crazy wind that was giving OFers fits and possibly aiding some of the HRs. Happ missed a ball that sounded catchable but led to two of Lester’s runs, and then Lester’s relief let in a couple more.

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  • Arizona Phil 5 hours 45 min ago (view)

    HAGSAG: Chris Allen was at AZ Winter Instructs January-February, then at Minor League Camp in March (but he didn't pitch in any ST games), and then Extended Spring Training after that, but he didn't pitch in any EXST games until about two or three weeks ago.

    He hasn't allowed a run yet at EXST. Good size (6'4). Still lanky so he could fill-out. Throws strikes (70% strikes today). 87-90 MPH two-seamer has sink and runs away from RH hitters, and he has a plus-CV and also throws a CH. Six up / six down today (3-U, 6-3, K, K, K, 4-3).

     

  • crunch 6 hours 1 min ago (view)

    MIL loses to PHI...CHC with a 2.5 game lead in the division.

     

  • crunch 6 hours 32 min ago (view)

    truth.

     

  • Hagsag 6 hours 51 min ago (view)

    Phil, is it just me or is Chris Allen getting a lot of people out?

     

  • Jackstraw 6 hours 55 min ago (view)

    Darvish or the pen.  You want to be hung or shot?

     

  • Jackstraw 6 hours 56 min ago (view)

    You've been drinking, haven't you.  I mean, more than usual.

     

  • George Altman 7 hours 23 min ago (view)

    Chatwood for closer...........makes it exciting like Lee Smith......(runs for cover).

     

  • George Altman 7 hours 24 min ago (view)

    I'm sure me or brothers had baseball cards of Lindy McDaniel, Larry Jackson, Bob Buhl and George Altman which my Mom threw away or 'garage saled' them when I was in college............thanks, Mom.....love you, anyway.

     

  • crunch 7 hours 31 min ago (view)

    CUBS WIN!

    chatwood first cubs save.

    phew...needed that win for sanity.

     

  • Eric S 7 hours 31 min ago (view)

    I think Theo can put the phone down now. Cubs finally have their lockdown, drama free closer in Chatwood.

     

  • crunch 7 hours 32 min ago (view)

    after putting 2 on via hits, chatwood throws a sinker/cutter followed by a changeup (lefty batter).

    he gets a ground ball double play on the 97mph fastball following.

    it's been a while since he's thrown 2 off-speed pitches to the same batter.  many batters see nothing but the fastball.

     

  • Eric S 7 hours 38 min ago (view)

    Sets up just like yesterday with Votto and Suarez leading off the ninth ... one more run to play with though today with the two run lead

     

  • crunch 7 hours 48 min ago (view)

    BOTE!

    woo.  cubs lead.

     

  • crunch 7 hours 51 min ago (view)

    no idea.  i thought he was done after 7, myself.  it wasn't exactly a smooth/simple 7th.

     

  • Eric S 7 hours 51 min ago (view)

    Particularly after it appeared he was airing it out in the seventh, perhaps thinking that was his last inning. 

     

  • Charlie 7 hours 55 min ago (view)

    Anybody have an explanation of why he started the 8th? I can't figure it out. Lefty batter leading off the inning and Darvish was already very near 100 pitches.