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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  • Rob Richardson 12 sec ago view
  • As long as you're one of the faster gazelles, it's probably ok!

    Charlie 9 min 18 sec ago view
  • "Best comp is a juvenile Thomson's Gazelle on the African savannah."

    It's better to be the cheetah in that scenario.

    VirginiaPhil 28 min 55 sec ago view
  • Thanks, Phil.

    K Dub 4 hours 38 min ago view
  • Hey Phil, I saw where the Cubs recently traded for some additional international pool money. Have they made any recent signings of note?

    azbobbop 11 hours 9 min ago view
  • He had no trouble logging SBs last summer, per the game logs. If he can hit a little bit......... 

    tim815 14 hours 4 min ago view
  • 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. 

    Arizona Phil 14 hours 5 min ago view
  • 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.

    Arizona Phil 14 hours 58 min ago view
  • Rochest Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz.

    He was fun to follow through the DSL last season.

    tim815 15 hours 33 min ago view
  • 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. 

    Sonicwind75 18 hours 21 min ago view
  • Fair call, and educational, as usual.

    We shall see.

    tim815 20 hours 11 min ago view
  • 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

    Arizona Phil 22 hours 41 min ago view
  • Did Court find a new team?

    Hagsag 1 day 17 min ago view
  • Nice call. The perfect chance for a guy like that.

    tim815 1 day 1 hour ago view
  • Too bad Ryan Court isn’t around anymore. Always wanted him to get at least one day at Wrigley. 

    bradsbeard 1 day 9 hours ago view
  • Morrow to the 60.

    tim815 1 day 11 hours ago view