9th Inning Rally & Walk-Off Helps Cubs Sweep Giants at Riverview
Dalton Hurd laced a two-strike opposite-field line drive RBI single to right to tie the game and D. J. Artis followed two batters later with a walk-off game-winning RBI single to CF, as the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Cubs) rallied from a 2-1 deficit entering the bottom of the 9th to edge the Augusta Greenjackets (San Francisco Giants Lo-A affiliate) 3-2 on Field #5, and SP Ryan Williams and four relievers combined to toss a four-hit shutout with ten strikeouts as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) blanked the San Jose Giants (Hi-A affiliate of the Giants) 1-0 on Field #6, in Cactus League Minor League Spring Training game action Sunday afternoon at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.
Cubs coaches played Irish Folk Music during morning BP and it obviously really inspired the lads!
Here are the abridged box scores from the games (Cubs players only):
SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1a. Edmond Americaan, CF: 0-2 (4-3, F-7, BB, SB)
1b. D. J. Artis, CF: 1-1, (HBP, 1B, RBI)
2. Christopher Morel, DH: 1-3 (2B, BB, K, F-8)
3a. Luis Vazquez, SS: 0-3 (F-7, F-7, P-3)
3b. Josue Huma, SS: 0-1 (4-3)
4a. Austin Upshaw, 1B: 1-2 (P-6, 2B, R)
4b. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 1-2 (1B, P-6)
5a. Jake Slaughter, 3B: 0-2 (4-3, P-3)
5b. Luis Diaz, 3B: 0-2 (P-2, K)
6a. Brennen Davis, LF: 2-2 (1B, 1B, PO)
6b. Chris Singleton, LF: 0-1 (6-3, BB, R)
7. Clayton Daniel, 2B: 2-4 (F-9, 1B, 1-3, 1B+E8, R, RBI)
8a. Kevin Moreno, RF: 0-1 (4-3, BB)
8b. Dalton Hurd, RF: 1-2 (K, 1B, RBI)
9a. Alexander Guerra, C: 0-1 (BB, 5-3)
9b. Richard Nunez, C: 0-2 (K, FC)
SOUTH BEND PITCHERS:
1. Derek Casey: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 PO, 4/4 GO/AO, 44 pitches (31 strikes)
2. Pablo Ochoa: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 9 pitches (7 strikes)
3. Riley McCauley: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1/2 GO/AO, 38 pitches (22 strikes)
4. Fauris Guerrero: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/3 GO/AO, 27 pitches (18 strikes)
5. Ethan Roberts: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 1/0 GO/AO, 6 pitches (5 strikes)
SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 3
1. 3B Jake Slaughter: E-5 (errant throw to 1st allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. 2B Clayton Daniel: E-4: (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
3. 3B Jake Slaughter: E-5 (dropped pop fly in foul territory extended batter's AB)
SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Alexander Guerra: 0-2 CS
MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1a. Aramis Ademan, DH: 0-1 (6-3, 1-3 SH, BB)
1b. Andy Weber, PH-DH: 0-2 (6-4 FC, 4-6 FC, RBI, SB)
2a. Nelson Velazquez, RF: 1-3 (1B, K, P-3)
2b. Jimmy Herron, CF: 0-1 (K)
3. Luke Reynolds, 1B: 0-3 (K, BB, 3-U, 5-3)
4. Fidel Mejia, 2B: 0-4 (4-3, K, 6-3, K)
5a. Cole Roderer, CF: 2-3 (L-4, 1B, 1B)
5b. Brandon Vicens, RF: 0-1 (F-8)
6. Rafael Narea, SS: 0-4 (4-3, F-9, F-9, 5-3)
7a. Brandon Hughes, LF: 0-2 (K, E-3)
7b. Grant Fennell, LF: 1-1 (1B, BB)
8a. Jonathan Soto, C: 1-2 (1B, F-7)
8b. Michael Cruz, C: 2-2 (1B, 1B)
9. Levi Jordan, 3B: 0-4 (6-4 FC, K, F-9, F-8)
MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS:
1. Ryan Williams: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 26 pitches (22 strikes)
2. Corey Black: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 14 pitches (9 strikes)
3. Jesus Camargo: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 16 pitches (10 strikes)
4. Jake Steffens: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 35 pitches (20 strikes)
5. Ryan Kellogg: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 4/2 GO/AO, 18 pitches (12 strikes)
MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS:
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Arizona Phil 16 min 41 sec ago (view)
Another possible uninitended consequence of the new restriction on September call-ups is that contending clubs will send MLB-ready pitchers and position-players to the Arizona Fall League who in previous seasons would have been called-up to MLB in September, just to keep them in game shape in case the pitcher or position player is needed as an injury replacement in September or in the post-season.
Arizona Phil 23 min 48 sec ago (view)
One thing about Josh Phegley is that not only is he out of minor league options but he also has Article XIX-A rights (he has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time), so he can't even be outrighted to the minors without his consent if he were to be added to the 40.
Arizona Phil 59 min 20 sec ago (view)
The Cubs have reportedly signed veteran MLB catcher Josh Phegley (ex-OAK and ex-CHW) to a minor league contract and an NRI to Spring Training (contract is pending because it has not yet been filed with MLB).
CubbyBlue 4 hours 19 min ago (view)
Yeah but that person figured out a way to make a profit off of it, so... hey WAIT!
crunch 14 hours 15 min ago (view)
"Cubs' pitching coach Tommy Hottovy said Friday that Brandon Morrow (elbow) will be on the same schedule as the rest of the Cubs' pitchers during spring training."
that's cool. no restrictions unless the team chooses to be cautious, evidently.
Arizona Phil 20 hours 30 min ago (view)
The Danny Hultzen and Carlos Asuaje minor league contracts have been filed with MLB, but no Jason Adam or Tyler Olson contract filings (yet).
cubbies.4ever 20 hours 57 min ago (view)
My son's name is Tyler Olsen (obviously spelled different, and only 6 but a future Cub), so I am rooting for Tyler to make the team.
Arizona Phil 20 hours 58 min ago (view)
And Tyler Olson has a similar profile as Casey Sadler (out of minor league options and has Article XX-D rights if he is added to the 40), the only difference being (unlike Sadler) Olson will come to Spring Training not on the 40 so he can be sent to Iowa without restrictions, but if & when he's added to the 40 he isn't a Des Moines - Chicago shuttle-rider candidate.
Arizona Phil 21 hours 18 min ago (view)
Unfortunately (for the Cubs) Casey Sadler doesn't fit as a Des Moines - Chicago shuttle-rider because he is out of minor league options and he can elect free-agency if he is outrighted (he has Article XX-D rights because he been outrighted previously in his career).
cubbies.4ever 21 hours 32 min ago (view)
I agree, this offseason has been a disgrace. If I'm Theo I'm thinking I am in OAK or CHI? This ownership has given him nothing this year. Even the cheap Twins are willing to sign Josh Donaldson and the Cubs biggest transaction this offseason may be adding Miguel Amaya to the 40 man.
tim815 21 hours 37 min ago (view)
The Cubs have a better talent pipeline than on Thursday.
crunch 21 hours 52 min ago (view)
at least they gave up a chunk of nothing for him (clayton daniel, no power (not even doubles power), not notable speed, middle IF/OFr).
it would probably be better appreciated by fans if the entire offseason wasn't stuff like this.
it's obvious the front office is trying to work with what they have...which is little to nothing from the ownership.
cubbies.4ever 22 hours 14 min ago (view)
Cubs acquire Casey Sadler from LA....another Tommy John Surgery pitcher. Theo does it again.
crunch 22 hours 53 min ago (view)
it gets better...
"Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the Cubs have "considered/discussed" Jacoby Ellsbury."
sigh. dude hasn't played in 2 seasons and is 36.5 years old.
crunch 1 day 10 min ago (view)
cubs sign tyler olsen to a minor league contract, 650K if he makes the majors.
evidently the cubs are sourcing 2020 players out of that trash can houston was banging on.
crunch 2 days 41 min ago (view)
carlos beltran "steps down" from the mets manager job