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"
crunch 2 min 36 sec ago (view)
Q coming back in 4-6 weeks will be like a mid-season trade! sigh...
but yeah, they should be good in-house with expanded rosters unless they get slammed by IL stuff.
crunch 4 min 14 sec ago (view)
MLB has confirmed 38 positives (players/coaches/personel/etc) so far.
Arizona Phil 47 min 17 sec ago (view)
With 17 pitchers likely on the 30-man MLB Active List roster for the first two weeks and then probably 15 pitchers on the 28-man Active List for the next two weeks after that, the Cubs should be able to "bullpen" games quite a bit for the first month. They won't really need five starters.
crunch 1 hour 55 min ago (view)
the cubs were searching car seats for coins to sign the scraps they managed to get this offseason. i imagine doing everything "in house" might be on the table.
the ricketts will need all the money they can spare to dump into GOP elections, too. priorities. btw, yes the family has been dumping 100s of thousand (to the tune of millions combined) over the past few months into state elections in areas they don't live in. wisconsin, nevada, new york, georgia, etc...millions...many millions of dollars all over the country.
Arizona Phil 2 hours 26 min ago (view)
jdrnym: Once the MLB regular season starts, the "Practice Squad" will be a sub-group of the Club Player Pool, as will be the MLB Active List roster and the various MLB injured lists.
jdrnym 2 hours 27 min ago (view)
All makes sense, but I think there is one important point of clarification in there -- are you using "practice squad" and "Club Player Pool" interchangeably? If so, I understood the first sentence of your third-to-last paragraph above to mean that Mills/Sadler/Underwood could be outrighted and still be in the Pool, therefore retaining their eligibility to re-selected to the major league active roster later in the season.
Arizona Phil 2 hours 27 min ago (view)
jdrnym: Zack Short is still on Optional Assignment to the minors (as are Alzolay, M. Amaya, R. Garcia, Maples, T. Miller, Norwood, Rea, M. Rodriguez, and Steele), but he can be recalled at any time without restriction (no "ten-day rule") because he was optioned to the minors prior to the transaction freeze in March.
crunch 2 hours 39 min ago (view)
angels are missing 10-ish players from today's workout and mike trout isn't sure he'll participate this year (pregnant wife, newborn on the way). welcome to the angels, maddon.
Hagsag 12 hours 15 min ago (view)
Are ther any FA starting pitchers that would be an addition to take a starting spot?
QuietMan 23 hours 59 min ago (view)
I'm thinking players should demand that this be added to their list. "Sorry Honey, can't do it."
crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
or washing the dishes turns out to be popping wheelies on a motorcycle riding around scottsdale...
jeff kent deserves to be in the HOF...lou whitaker needs to get in first...
Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
Q-MAN: Yes, unless "washing the dishes" is listed as a forbidden off-field activity in his contract
crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
oh boy...chatwood and a.mills in the rotation...because the minor league system sure as hell don't have much to offer for competition.
QuietMan 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
Non Baseball related injury. Does he still get paid?
Ryno 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
A digital nerve sounds like something that would be repaired with a copper wire and solder.
Cubster 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
Per Sun-Times: Jose Quintana out two weeks after cutting a digital nerve in his pitching left thumb and requiring microsurgery to repair the nerve, from a kitchen dishwashing accident last week. Hard to say what impact that might have on his repertoire. The sensation can take 2-3 months to return if the repair is successful.