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:
SQUAD "B" ERRORS:
SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Erick Castillo: 0-1 CS, 1 PO
SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Jhonny Pereda: 0-2 CS
WEATHER: Overcast with temperatures in the 60's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Arizona Phil 6 hours 39 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 56 min ago (view)
MIL loses to PHI...CHC with a 2.5 game lead in the division.
crunch 7 hours 26 min ago (view)
Hagsag 7 hours 46 min ago (view)
Phil, is it just me or is Chris Allen getting a lot of people out?
Jackstraw 7 hours 49 min ago (view)
Darvish or the pen. You want to be hung or shot?
Jackstraw 7 hours 50 min ago (view)
You've been drinking, haven't you. I mean, more than usual.
George Altman 8 hours 18 min ago (view)
Chatwood for closer...........makes it exciting like Lee Smith......(runs for cover).
George Altman 8 hours 19 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 8 hours 25 min ago (view)
chatwood first cubs save.
phew...needed that win for sanity.
Eric S 8 hours 25 min ago (view)
I think Theo can put the phone down now. Cubs finally have their lockdown, drama free closer in Chatwood.
crunch 8 hours 26 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 8 hours 33 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 8 hours 42 min ago (view)
woo. cubs lead.
crunch 8 hours 45 min ago (view)
no idea. i thought he was done after 7, myself. it wasn't exactly a smooth/simple 7th.
Eric S 8 hours 45 min ago (view)
Particularly after it appeared he was airing it out in the seventh, perhaps thinking that was his last inning.
Charlie 8 hours 50 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.