Cubs Walk, Run, and Throw A's Out of Fitch Park
Dalton Hurd singled twice, stole a base, and scored two runs, Luis Vazquez drilled an RBI single, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, Albert Hinirio (making his U. S. game debut) smacked an RBI triple, and SP Danis Correa and four relievers combined to toss a five-hit shutout, as the Cubs "A" team blanked the Athletics Green squad 6-0, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Saturday morning on Field #4 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.
The Cubs drew eight walks and stole five bases in the game.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Fernando Kelli, CF-DH: 1-3 (K, K, 1B, R, SB)
NOTE: Slot was skipped fourth time thru batting order
2. Edmond Americaan, LF-DH: 0-2 (K, HBP, BB, K, 2 R, 2 SB)
3. Carlos Pacheco, DH-LF: 1-2 (1B, BB, K, BB)
4a. Josue Huma, 2B: 0-2 (4-3, K)
4b. Herson Perez, 2B: 1-2 (1B, K)
5. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-2 (BB, F-7, 1B, R, RBI, SB)
6. Orian Nunez, C-1B: 0-1 (BB, BB, F-9)
7. Luis Diaz, 3B-DH: 0-2 (F-9 SF, 3-1, K, RBI)
8. Dalton Hurd, RF: 2-3 (F-7, 1B, 1B, 2 R, SB)
9. Oswaldo Pina, DH-3B: 0-2 (BB, P-3, K)
10. Albert Hinirio, DH-CF: 1-2 (K, 3B, RBI)
NOTE: Slot was skipped first time thru battng order
11. Danny Zardon, 1B-C: 0-2 (6-3 DP, K, BB)
CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Danis Correa: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 GIDP, 1/0 GO/AO, 38 pitches (19 strikes)
2. Jack Patterson: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (7 strikes)
3. Casey Ryan: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 1/3 GO/AO, 27 pitches (16 strikes)
4. Ivan Medina: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GO/AO, 26 pitches (17 strikes)
5. Raidel Orta: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 31 pitches (24 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: NONE
CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Orian Nunez: 1-2 CS
2. Danny Zardon: 2-2 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 70's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
As long as you're one of the faster gazelles, it's probably ok!
"Best comp is a juvenile Thomson's Gazelle on the African savannah."
It's better to be the cheetah in that scenario.
Hey Phil, I saw where the Cubs recently traded for some additional international pool money. Have they made any recent signings of note?
He had no trouble logging SBs last summer, per the game logs. If he can hit a little bit.........
TIM: If you've never seen him, Rochest Cruz is a wiry and - VERY - fast second-baseman who looks like he's about 12 years old.
He takes a lot of pitches and has a sort of slashing approach at the plate when he does swing (he pulled the 5th inning triple into the RF corner and it could have been an inside-the-park HR if the third base coach hadn't stopped him at 3rd because there was only one out).
He is a very unusual player. Kind of like Fernando Kelli on uppers.
SONICWIND: If you disregard the affect it would have on club payroll (slight) and the player's minor league option years (substantial) and how it might impact the Cubs MLB 40-man roster later in the season (TBD), the actual best temporary replacement for David Bote for the two or three days he's on Paternity Leave who might enhance their chances to win would probably be Trent Giambrone, but I would be surprised if the Cubs were to add Giambrone to the 25 (and the 40) right now.
He was fun to follow through the DSL last season.
I hope the Cubs' financial situation isn't so dire that worrying about saving $25k is going to factor on what player they can call up that would best enhance their chances to win.
Fair call, and educational, as usual.
We shall see.
Remember that when a minor league player with no previous MLB 40-man roster time is added to the 40 during the 2019 season, his minor league split salary is fixed at $45,300 for his first season on the 40, so if a player like Machin was to get a brief ride on the 25, it would require placing him on the 40 to do that, and once he is added to the 40 -- even if he is outrighted back to the minors after three days in Chicago -- his 2019 minor league salary would jump from about $18,000 (where it is now ) to $45,300, and I doubt that the Cubs would do that if they can just recall a player (Happ
Did Court find a new team?
Nice call. The perfect chance for a guy like that.
Too bad Ryan Court isn’t around anymore. Always wanted him to get at least one day at Wrigley.
Morrow to the 60.