Gallardo Makes Pro Game Debut at Riverview
Edmond Americaan, Carlos Pacheco, and Luis Diaz stroked RBI doubles for the Cubs, and Patrick Hilson belted a three-run HR, tripled and scored, and singled and scored for the Giants, as the Cubs "A" team and the Giants Black squad battled to a 6-6 ten-inning tie, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
The game was called after ten innings of play.
17-year old RHP Richard Gallardo (2018-19 IFA - Venezuela - $1M signing bonus) made his professional game debut for the Cubs, getting the start and working 1.1 IP. He allowed two runs on two hits (both singles), issued no walks, and struck out two (one swinging and one looking). He also uncorked a WP. As was the case in his "live" BP session last week, Gallardo mixed a 91-93 MPH FB with a slow CV and had excellent command of both pitches (he threw 75% strikes).
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Jacob Hannemann, LF-DH: 1-4 (1B, F-8, 4-3, HBP, P-6, R)
2. Edmond Americaan, CF: 1-4 (2B, 1-3, L-8 SF, 4-3, 6-3, R, 2 RBI)
3. Yonathan Perlaza, 3B: 1-5 (4-3, 1B, K, K, 4-3, SB)
4. Josue Huma, SS: 2-4 (2B, K, F-8, 1B, BB, R, SB)
5. Carlos Pacheco, DH #1: 1-5 (2B, 5-3, 4-3, F-8, 5-4 FC, RBI)
6. Ezequiel Pagan, RF: 1-4 (4-3, 3-1, 1B, K, R)
7. Luis Diaz, 2B: 2-4 (6-3, 1B, 2B, L-8, RBI)
8. Orian Nunez, 1B-C: 1-4 (K, P-3, 1B, K)
9. Dalton Hurd, DH-LF: 0-3 (5-3, BB, K, 5-3, R, SB)
10. Danny Zardon, C-1B: 2-4 (P-4, 1B, K, 1B, R, RBI)
CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Richard Gallardo: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 16 pitches (12 strikes)
2. Ivan Medina: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 3/1 GO/AO, 27 pitches (18 strikes)
3. Junichi Tazawa: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 13 pitches (9 strikes)
4. Jake Stinnett: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 14 pitches (9 strikes)
5. Maikel Aguiar: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 21 pitches (17 strikes)
6. Elias Herrera: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GO/AO, 32 pitches (25 strikes)
7. Sean Barry: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (6 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: 1
3B Yonathan Perlaza: E-5 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Danny Zardon: 0-1 CS
2. Orian Nunez: 1-2 CS
CUBS "A" TEAM OUTFIELD ASSISTS:
1. RF Ezequiel Pagan - runner thrown out 9-5 attempting to advance from 2nd to 3rd after F-9 FO
2. CF Edmond Americaan - batter thrown out 8-6-5 attempting to stretch double into triple
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Eric S 3 hours 36 min ago (view)
And Joe pinch hits for Descalso again today - now 205/277/316 on the year. But no need to put a jumpy-jump in the parking lot during spring training like they did last year for TLS so it balances out.
crunch 3 hours 59 min ago (view)
tommy lastella hit his 12th homer of the year...grand slam.
tim815 4 hours 31 min ago (view)
Not sure why any of the teams would only have enough talent for one XSL game.
crunch 5 hours 44 min ago (view)
aww...cubs were a pest all game, but couldn't overcome.
crunch 5 hours 47 min ago (view)
omfg chatwood...with the bat.
crunch 5 hours 48 min ago (view)
RIP heyward's bat.
shout out to bo jackson...that was a clean break.
it was a swing/miss with no contact so it's doubtful it was a cracked bat.
Eric S 6 hours 15 min ago (view)
Bullpen reclamation project Kyle Ryan’s ERA now 5.06. Bummer
crunch 6 hours 31 min ago (view)
wow baez...also, wow rizzo.
call overturned, but that was a hell of an "almost" play.
crunch 9 hours 22 min ago (view)
he's thrown so little of his other stuff lately that i can't even guess and sure don't know.
he's always been fastball-heavy, but it's almost exclusively fastball now.
he gets movement on a 95-97mph fastball...that's a positive about it if he's gonna continously offer it up.
VirginiaPhil 9 hours 27 min ago (view)
crunch 9 hours 52 min ago (view)
schwarber / baez / rizzo / contreras / heyward / almora / descalso / lester / bote
i guess we're in for 2-20 random games of "pitcher hits 8th" before suddenly deciding that's not a thing anymore...again
crunch 16 hours 14 min ago (view)
it had to feel good for him to get that standing O at the home ballpark.
he's still throwing almost nothing but fastballs exclusively, though...wonder what's up with that.
Hagsag 17 hours 6 min ago (view)
Chatwood is becoming a force in the BP.
QuietMan 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
ALMORA GRAND SLAM!!!
way to break a tie.
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)