A's Rally to Edge Cubs at Riverview
SP Richard Morban hurled four innings off shutout ball and Kevin Richards drilled an RBI double with two outs in the 7th inning to tie the game and lofted a sacrifice fly to drive-in what proved to be the winning run in the top of the 9th, as the Athletics Green squad rallied to edge the Cubs "A" team 3-2 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday morning on Field #5 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.
Fernando Kelli singled, stole two bases, scored a run, and drove-in another with a squeeze bunt for the Cubs.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Edmond Americaan, CF: 0-3 (K, K, BB, K)
2. Fernando Kelli, LF: 1-3 (K, F-9, 4-3 SH, 1B, R, RBI, 2 SB)
3. Danny Zardon, 1B: 1-4 (6-3, 1B, K, 6-3, RBI, CS)
4. Marcus Mastrobuoni, C-DH: 0-3 (5-3, P-4, F-9)
NOTE: Slot was skipped 4th time thru batting order
5. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 2-4 (6-3, 1B, F-8, 2B)
6. Alexander Guerra, DH-C: 1-4 (E-6, P-6, 1B, 1-3)
7. Josue Huma, SS: 1-4 (E-4, L-7, 1B, P-4)
8. Jake Slaughter, 3B: 1-3 (BB, P-6, FC, 1B)
9. Carlos Pacheco, DH #2: 0-4 (K, K, K, K)
10. Dalton Hurd, RF: 1-4 (K, 2B, 1-2 FC, F-9, R)
CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Carlos Ocampo: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 24 pitches (16 strikes)
2. Ruben Reyes: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2/2 GO/AO, 22 pitches (11 strikes)
3. Fauris Guerrero: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 27 pitches (17 strikes)
4. Elias Herrera: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 37 pitches (27 strikes)
5. Emilio Ferrebus: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 28 pitches (18 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: NONE
CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Marcus Mastrobuoni: 1-1 CS
WEATHER: Intermittent drizzle under overcast skies and a bit breezy with temperatures in the 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Dolorous Jon Lester 30 min 42 sec ago (view)
I think this is his last option year. And he’s not as cheap as you’d think, he’s a super two qualified player this year.
Charlie 40 min 21 sec ago (view)
Edwards is frustrating at times. Some of that frustration comes from thinking he could be much better than he currently is. But prior to this year (in which he has pitched very few innings), he's overall been an OK relief pitcher in the majors. I'm happy to wait and see on him for quite a while. Still has an option and is cheap, right?
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 hour 39 min ago (view)
I feel pretty safe in saying that 1. They don’t want him and 2. If they did, things wouldn’t improve for CJ.
Allowing inherited runners and 1-2 of your own in a close game is what I like to call the “Carl Jr Special.” It was formerly a Justin Grimm special, thankfully Carl stepped up to fill that void.
crunch 1 hour 46 min ago (view)
there's always nick castellanos for a chance to rid of edwards...at which point a couple month rental will probably turn edwards into their ace closer or something just as awesome.
Eric S 1 hour 47 min ago (view)
The bitter side of me thinks it should have been a two for one trade for Maldonado
Anyways, has not been a clean series for the Cubs against the Padres - fortunate to have won the series and a 7-2 home stand is a pretty big dill. Or deal. Or something
crunch 1 hour 53 min ago (view)
edwards gonna edwards...blah
bradsbeard 3 hours 21 min ago (view)
Thanks for the clarification. Guess we’ll find out what he’s going to do sooner than later.
crunch 4 hours 25 min ago (view)
delay over, game on.
Arizona Phil 6 hours 2 min ago (view)
And if Zobrist were to consent to an Optional Assignment to the minors for the purpose of getting into playing shape, it could very well be to AA Tennessee (close to his home in Nashville) rather than to AAA Iowa. He might even just play home games for the Smokies and then work out on his own while they are on the road.
Arizona Phil 13 hours 15 min ago (view)
BRADSBEARD: Ben Zobrist (and Tony Barnette) cannot be reinstated from the Restricted List August 1st - October 31st without special approval from the MLB Commissioner (which would be problematic), and Zobrist and Barnette absolutely will - NOT - (under any cicumstances) be eligible to play in the post-season if not reinstated from the Restricted List prior to midnight on August 31st.
Arizona Phil 13 hours 29 min ago (view)
HAGSAG: Pedro Martinez is a bat-first switch-hitting infielder capable of playing 2B-3B-SS (best position is 2B). He runs well and is a savvy baserunner, shows occasional HR power, and is at least as good a hitter as Reivaj Garcia (probably even better).
Jackstraw 23 hours 55 min ago (view)
I checked. You are correct. No one. Ever.
crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
joe sure likes putting kimbrel to work.
crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
currently a big fan of hispanic puerto ricans...
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
currently a big fan of hispanic italians...
Eric S 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
Almora is an ideal leadoff hitter ... said no one ever.