Rockies Score Late to Trip Cubs
Shael Mendoza and Nic Motley drilled run-scoring singles and SP Anderson Amirista tossed three innings of one-run ball, leading the Rockies to a 3-1 victory over the Cubs "A" team in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning on Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east of Scottsdale, AZ.
Richard Gallardo, Willy Cabrera, and Joel Machado combined to hurl six innings of two-hit shutout ball for the Cubs before the Rockies finally scored in the 7th.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-4 (F-8, K, 6-3, F-8)
2. Ezequiel Pagan, RF: 1-4 (K, 1B, 4-3, K)
3. Luis Diaz, 2B: 0-4 (K, 4-6 FC, P-2, P-4)
4a. Alexander Guerra, C: 0-1 (K, BB, BB, SB)
4b. Danny Zardon, C: 0-1 (6-3)
5. Yonathan Perlaza, 3B: 2-2 (1B, 1-3 SH, 1B, SB, CS)
6. Josue Huma, SS: 0-3 (K, 6-3, F-9)
7. Orian Nunez, 1B: 1-2 (6-3, BB, 2B)
8. Carlos Pacheco, LF: 1-2 (1B, 6-4-3 DP, BB, R)
9. Edmond Americaan, DH #1: 1-3 (1B, 2-3, 2-5 FC)
10. Albert Hinirio, DH #2: 1-3 (6-3 DP, L-7, 1B)
11. Herson Perez, DH #3: 0-1 (L-5)
NOTE: Slot was skipped first two times thru batting order
CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Richard Gallardo: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 25 pitches (14 strikes)
2. Willy Cabrera: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 21 pitches (10 strikes)
3. Joel Machado: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/3 GO/AO, 28 pitches (15 strikes)
4. Luis Rodriguez: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 22 pitches (13 strikes)
5. Raidel Orta: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 BALK, 0/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (17 strikes)
6. Omar Ventura: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 3/0 GO/AO, 19 pitches (11 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: NONE
CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Alexander Guerra: 2-2 CS
2. Danny Zardon: 0-2 CS
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 80's
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First.Pitch.120 3 hours 59 min ago (view)
I second & nominate Crunch as winner of the internet....
Charlie 5 hours 24 min ago (view)
I dub this canon.
Eric S 14 hours 40 min ago (view)
Good deal - much better ballpark experience than at the Ted. Atlanta fans are buying in and showing up.
Eric S 14 hours 57 min ago (view)
It’s a shame that they had to burn Cishek with a five run lead. I guess they could have used Brach or Caratini. Probably not enough time to warm up Caratini. Wouldn’t want to risk blowing the lead with Brach.
crunch 15 hours 11 min ago (view)
gonna be in ATL over the 4th and catching the young braves club in person. i really don't like going to that park (hey, who wants 3-4 hours of the "tommy hawk chawp"?), but i wanna see this collection of kids.
Eric S 15 hours 11 min ago (view)
Kyle Ryan playing like a man who wants to keep his big league roster spot - well done!!
crunch 15 hours 13 min ago (view)
if javy has the ball you gotta play like you're on a basketball court. until the play is dead, no matter what your view is, that ball could be coming at you at any time from any angle.
bote also goofed earlier in the season playing 3rd during a lester start by not knowing how extreme one needs to cover for him. yeah, technically it should be lester's play, but realistically the 3rd baseman has more range to cover with lester on the mound.
Eric S 15 hours 15 min ago (view)
Barnette’s 88-91 mph fastball really is, uh, not very special.
Eric S 15 hours 16 min ago (view)
But for Flowers and the pitchers spot, the Braves lineup is relentless. When McCann plays, the only hole is the pitchers spot. Tough club.
crunch 15 hours 21 min ago (view)
welcome to the cubs barnette.
6 pitches to his 1st batter, solo HR.
you're gonna fit in just fine.
Eric S 15 hours 37 min ago (view)
Thanks Phil. What kind of prospect(s) do you think it would take to pick up Melky?
Eric S 15 hours 48 min ago (view)
Not the first time Bote has frozen on a catchable ball from Javy at second ... and leads to two unearned runs. Damn. Love Bote, but when you’re playing with Javy, you better expect the unexpected
crunch 16 hours 8 min ago (view)
also, wow at that 10 mile long leash teheran got to totally suck.
Eric S 16 hours 13 min ago (view)
Pro tip to the Cubs: score a ton of runs, then score a ton more. These Braves specialize in pulverizing and bludgeoning teams into oblivion, particularly after the six inning.
Eric S 16 hours 19 min ago (view)
Walnuts suck. Just sayin’
Arizona Phil 16 hours 28 min ago (view)
The Cubs have officially signed three more 2019 draft picks: RHP Zach Bryant (15th round - Jacksonville), RHP Johzan Oquendo (16th round - Leadership Christian Academy - Guaynabo, PR), and RHP Shane Combs (31st round - Notre Dame).
So the Cubs have now signed 24 of their 40 draft picks.