Kevin Moreno Carries the Day at Riverview

Kevin Moreno knocked in four runs with a two-run HR, an RBI single, and a sacrifice fly, stole a base, and scored two runs, Brennen Davis doubled twice, stole a base, and drove-in a run, Clayton Daniel tripled, walked, scored two runs, and collected an RBI with a sacrifice fly, Christopher Morel singled, doubled, stole a base, and scored two runs, and SP Javier Assad hurled 4.2 IP of one-run ball, leading the Eugene/Mesa Cubs (soon to be the Cubs Extended Spring Training squad) to 9-3 thrashing of the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Cubs) in Minor League Spring Training game action Sunday morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Javier Assad was left behind when his Myrtle Beach teammates left town today so that he could get his scheduled work (he will likely start for the Pelicans next Saturday or Sunday). 

Kevin Moreno is from Cuba and is in the U. S. on a work visa (he is - NOT - a defector). The 18 year old's favorite MLB player is Kris Bryant and his father's favorite MLB team is the Cubs (and that was the case before Kevin signed with the Cubs a little over a year ago), and just by observing his batting stance, his mannerisms on the field, and the way he carries himself, it is clear that he has been studying KB very closely.      

Here is the box score from the game: 

SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1. D. J. Artis, CF: 0-4 (K, F-8, P-5, K)
2. Cole Roederer, CF: 1-3 (3-U, 1B, BB, K, R, CS)
3. Fidel Mejia, 3B: 2-3 (1B, 1B, E-6, 2 R) 
4. Jonathan Sierra, RF: 2-3 (2B, 2B, K, RBI)
5. Tyler Durna, 1B: 0-2 (L-4, K, BB)
6. Andy Weber, SS: 1-3 (1B, K, E-4, RBI) 
7. Nelson Velazquez, CF: 0-2 (5-4-3 DP, 6-3, BB) 
8. Delvin Zinn, 3B: 0-3 (5-3, F-8, K) 
9a. Eric Gonzalez, C: 0-1 (K, BB) 
9b. Gustavo Polanco, C: 0-1 (5-3)
10. Rafael Narea, 2B: 1-3 (5-3, 1B, 5-3)

EUGENE/MESA LINEUP:
1. Edmond Americaan, CF: 1-3 (F-7, 6-3. 1B, R, 2 SB) 
2. Brennen Davis, RF: 2-3 (K, 2B, 2B, RBI, SB)
3. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-2 (3B, 5-3, BB)
4. Jake Slaughter, 1B: 0-2 (6-3, HBP, 4-3, CS)
5. Christopher Morel, 3B: 2-3 (2B, 6-3, 1B, 2 R, SB)
6a. Jonathan Soto, C: 0-2 (5-3, L-8)
6b. Caleb Knight, C: 1-1 (2B, R, RBI)
7. Clayton Daniel, 2B: 1-1 (3B, BB, F-9 SF, 2 R, RBI)
8. Richard Nunez, DH #1: 0-0 (HBP, R)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER
9. Kevin Moreno, LF: 2-2 (F-7 SF, 1B, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, SB)
10. Henderson Perez, DH #2: 0-1 (F-8, BB, BB)
11. Raymond Pena, DH #3: 0-3 (K, P-4 DP, F-8)
12. Orian Nunez, DH #4: 0-1 (6-3)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER 

SOUTH BEND PITCHERS
1. Riley Thompson: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 5/4 GO/AO, 66 pitches (38 strikes) 
2. Yunior Perez: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 37 pitches (17 strikes) 
3. Zach Mort: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 2/2 GO/AO, 36 pitches (21 strikes) 

EUGENE/MESA PITCHERS
1. Javier Assad: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 GIDP, 5/3 GO/AO, 72 pitches (50 strikes) 
2. Kohl Franklin: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (9 strikes) 
3. Jose Albertos: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 32 pitches (15 strikes) 
4. Maikel Aguiar: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 14 pitches (9 strikes) 

SOUTH BEND ERRORS: NONE 

EUGENE/MESA ERRORS: 2 
1. SS Luis Vazquez: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. 2B Clayton Daniel: E-4 (errant toss on attempted 4-6 FC allowed runner to reach 2nd base safely)  

SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Eric Gonzalez: 1-1 CS 
2. Gustavo Polanco: 0-5 CS 

EUGENE/MESA CATCHERS DEFENSE
Jonathan Soto: 1-1 CS  

ATTENDANCE: 11 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 70's 

Arizona 
Scoring
Service 

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Comments

Phil, sorry to correct you, but the name of the infielder is Clayton Daniel. Chase Daniels is the back-up quarterback.

TOM U: That's the second time in the last week I've done that. I'm seeing a specialist tomorrow. 

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  • crunch 3 hours 3 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 3 hours 42 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 6 hours 44 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 7 hours 26 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 8 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 9 hours 35 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 24 sec 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."

    dude, wtf...

     

  • 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 7 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 9 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 9 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 13 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 14 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 17 hours ago (view)

    So much for his offseason workouts with Kimbrel.