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): 

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)

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) 

3B Yonathan Perlaza: E-5 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 

1. Danny Zardon: 0-1 CS 
2. Orian Nunez: 1-2 CS 

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" 


Thanks PHIL!

A killer ASS.

Jake Stinnett on the Cubs radar anymore?

E-MAN: I suspect Stinnett's transponder has been turned off. 

Phil, what is up with Brennen Davis? He doesn't seem to get game action. 

Anyone know why Alex Lange is on Myrtle Beach Inactive/Suspended list?

I think he was suspended by the league for using a foreign substance on the baseball. didn't seem to help his 15.40 ERA.

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  • 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)

    Control problems?


  • 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.


  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)


    way to break a tie.


  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)