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): 

FIELD #5

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 

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FIELD #6

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
NONE 

ATTENDANCE: 68 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

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Comments

Very curious to know how Ryan Williams is looking. Seems unlikely he could crack one of the loaded AA or AAA rotations, so where does he go from here if he’s healthy and stretched out to start?

BRADSBEARD: Ryan Williams has been pitching very well so far. He was moved-down to the Tennessee squad from the Iowa group last week, and while he pitched for Myrtle Beach today (Sunday), it remains to be seen if he will be moved to the Myrtle Beach squad or remain with Tennessee (pitchers sometimes move down a level to get work, just like when an MLB SP throws in a Minor League game).  

Williams' FB is still only in the mid-80's, but his control is exceptional (he threw an amazing 85% strikes in Sunday's game), and he mixes his pitches (FB, CV, CH) very well to get maximum benefit from his stuff. 

The Cubs minor league managers and coaches love Williams because it's like having an extra pitching coach on the team. Many of the younger pitchers gravitate to him and talk to him about pitching, and because he went through a major rehab after undergoing shoulder surgery the rehabbing pitchers go to him for advice as well, so I think the Cubs will do everything they can to keep him in the minor league system, even if it's just the 13th man on the Myrtle Beach staff. 

Seems like a great guy to have around as part of the pitching “infrastructure.” Would still love to see him make it, but glad he’s made the most of his injuries. 

Clayton Daniel, presumably.

TINM: Yes. Clayton Daniel. Thank you.  

No worries. I see one name and type another too often, myself.

I am hoping for a full recovery and a good season for Carlos Sepulveda.. 

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  • crunch 3 hours 44 min ago (view)

    the indians waited too long to get trevor bauer away from influencing clevenger as a professional and human being...

    there's a reason bauer has been sold "below cost" by 2 teams now.

    also, do they even care that carlos carrasco is coming back from a boatload of chemo and has decided to participate in this season when he could have just taken his $$ and gone home for a year?

     

  • Cubster 4 hours 24 min ago (view)

    Per Jon Heyman: Hear Indians starter Mike Clevinger sat through a team meeting yesterday and defended Zach Plesac knowing he’d been out with Plesac, then flew back with the team.

     

  • crunch 7 hours 25 min ago (view)

    thursday stl/det double header postponed.

    cards have played 5 games and might not play a 6th until the weekend...maybe.

    some other teams will be 20+ games played at that point.

     

  • Eric S 8 hours 8 min ago (view)

    Dietrich ends up with the Rangers on a minor league deal and sent to their alternate training site.

    https://twitter.com/rangerblake/status/1292857617321205760?s=21

     

  • Cubster 8 hours 50 min ago (view)

    No new Cardinals tested negative on Sunday. They need two days in a row of neg. testing to get the OK to resume the season. Today's tests are not back. 

     

  • crunch 10 hours 17 min ago (view)

    STL is going to go 1/2 month without playing a game...more at this point are possible.

    they've played 5 games.  some teams have played 16-17 games.

     

  • Childersb3 10 hours 41 min ago (view)

    Why isn't Ryan Jensen at South Bend these days?

    Regardless of if he gets called up. He should be there if he's healthy and able

     

  • crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    "Zach Plesac (CLE) was sent home by the Indians and will be quarantined for 72 hours going out with friends in Chicago on Saturday night."

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  • Eric S 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    Cubs have reset the rotation ahead of the series against the Indians: Lester, Hendricks, Darvish, Chatwood and Mills

    Mills and Hendricks no longer back to back which makes sense given their similar styles

     

  • Mornington Crescent 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    They actually did a Strat-O-Matic simulation of the 1981 all star game at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland when the game was cancelled due to the strike, complete with scoreboard display.  Bob Feller did the ceremonial first dice roll.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    Derek Dietrich getting released and opening up a slot on the Cubs MLB Club Player Pool roster (which was full prior to Dietrich getting released) would allow Mark Zagunis to opt back into the season (if he so chooses) and return to the Club Player Pool, if being on the Restricted List was going to prevent him from being a first-time minor league 6YFA post-2020. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    The path for Dietrich to the Cubs MLB Active List roster was always based on a potential injury to Rizzo, Kipnis, Schwarber, or Heyward, so I can see why Dietrich would request his release - IF - he has a for sure MLB gig with another club waiting for him, but otherwise no.     

     

  • Eric S 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Cubs released Derek Dietrich from his minor league contract - at Dietrich's request - so he can pursue other MLB opportunities.  Wouldn't be surprised if he hooks on with the Braves as 2B Ozzie Albies was put on the IL last week with a wrist injury that may take considerable time to heal. In any event, the Cubs player pool back to 59 of a possible 60 players. 

     

  • Cubster 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    Phillip Evans suffered a broken jaw and a concussion in his ugly collision with Gregory Polanco Per Jon Heyman.

     

  • Cubster 1 day 15 hours ago (view)

    Pirates-Cardinals series also cancelled. Maybe they can play the games on Stratomatic with dice or All-Star baseball with spinners?

    This was the Pirates only trip to StL but they do have a mid Sept series vs StL in PIT. 
    at least the Cardinals can't whine about losing home attendance revenue (but they do lose in Park advertising revs).

     

  • Jackstraw 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    So much for his offseason workouts with Kimbrel.