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): 

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)

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) 


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" 


Phil, can you give a brief scouting report on Jack Patterson?

VIDEO: CV-ball pitcher (it's his best pitch)... uses 89-91 MPH FB to set-up CV... below-average command... can throw just about every day... the classic "rubber-armed" LHRP.... was one of the last cuts from South Bend at Minor League Camp... 23-year old polished college arm so he could probably pitch at just about any level (if needed)... has probably already reached his ceiling... 

Thanks Phil.


Who do like best: Abbott, K. Thompson, or T. Miller?

I saw Miller pitch last year in MBeach. I liked his aggressiveness. He seemed like a competitor.

But, Abbott reads like the best pitcher of the three.


CHILDERRSb3: Abbott is the best SP prospect of the three because he has a true SP-type four-pitch mix, and two of the pitches (SL and FB) are above-average. 

Thanks Phil

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  • Eric S 8 hours 29 min ago (view)

    Good deal - much better ballpark experience than at the Ted. Atlanta fans are buying in and showing up. 


  • Eric S 8 hours 46 min ago (view)

    It’s a shame that they had to burn Cishek with a five run lead. I guess they could have used Brach or Caratini. Probably not enough time to warm up Caratini. Wouldn’t want to risk blowing the lead with Brach. 


  • crunch 9 hours 39 sec ago (view)

    gonna be in ATL over the 4th and catching the young braves club in person.  i really don't like going to that park (hey, who wants 3-4 hours of the "tommy hawk chawp"?), but i wanna see this collection of kids.


  • Eric S 9 hours 53 sec ago (view)

    Kyle Ryan playing like a man who wants to keep his big league roster spot - well done!!


  • crunch 9 hours 2 min ago (view)

    if javy has the ball you gotta play like you're on a basketball court.  until the play is dead, no matter what your view is, that ball could be coming at you at any time from any angle.

    bote also goofed earlier in the season playing 3rd during a lester start by not knowing how extreme one needs to cover for him.  yeah, technically it should be lester's play, but realistically the 3rd baseman has more range to cover with lester on the mound.


  • Eric S 9 hours 4 min ago (view)

    Barnette’s 88-91 mph fastball really is, uh, not very special. 


  • Eric S 9 hours 6 min ago (view)

    But for Flowers and the pitchers spot, the Braves lineup is relentless. When McCann plays, the only hole is the pitchers spot. Tough club. 


  • crunch 9 hours 10 min ago (view)

    welcome to the cubs barnette.

    6 pitches to his 1st batter, solo HR.

    you're gonna fit in just fine.


  • Eric S 9 hours 26 min ago (view)

    Thanks Phil. What kind of prospect(s) do you think it would take to pick up Melky?


  • Eric S 9 hours 37 min ago (view)

    Not the first time Bote has frozen on a catchable ball from Javy at second ... and leads to two unearned runs. Damn. Love Bote, but when you’re playing with Javy, you better expect the unexpected 


  • crunch 9 hours 58 min ago (view)

    mission accomplished.

    also, wow at that 10 mile long leash teheran got to totally suck.


  • Eric S 10 hours 2 min ago (view)

    Pro tip to the Cubs: score a ton of runs, then score a ton more. These Braves specialize in pulverizing and bludgeoning teams into oblivion, particularly after the six inning. 


  • Eric S 10 hours 9 min ago (view)

    Walnuts suck. Just sayin’


  • Arizona Phil 10 hours 17 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have officially signed three more 2019 draft picks: RHP Zach Bryant (15th round - Jacksonville), RHP Johzan Oquendo (16th round - Leadership Christian Academy - Guaynabo, PR), and RHP Shane Combs (31st round - Notre Dame). 

    So the Cubs have now signed 24 of their 40 draft picks. 


  • Arizona Phil 10 hours 25 min ago (view)

    ERIC S: Dixon Machado is a glove-first SS (can also play 2B-3B) and a high contact hitter who is starting to show some HR pop. As for a veteran bat who might be available in a trade, OF Melky Cabera (PIT) might be a good target (switch-hitter who can play both OF corners).


  • crunch 10 hours 30 min ago (view)

    while sharing chocolate chip cookie recipies contreras learned that flowers puts walnuts in his recipe and he's just not going to take that crap without speaking up.  he took it a bit too far and said flowers might as well be making oatmeal raisin cookies, so it's all a big mess right now.

    also, flowers survived his AB the next inning without incident.