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
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Arizona Phil 10 min 7 sec ago (view)
Cubs pinch-hitters (so far) in 2019 (top ten sorted by PA):
Charlie 1 hour 38 min ago (view)
Wind howling out at the start of game 3, and the Cards have a pretty good groundball pitcher on the mound whom the Cubs have not seen this season. Get psyched.
Charlie 1 hour 39 min ago (view)
Four double plays, too. Ugh.
Jackstraw 3 hours 21 min ago (view)
I just think Kemp has a Sharpie, and access to Joe's magic pocket card.
"Oh look, Kemp is hitting .438 in this situation. TK, grab a bat".
erich081 6 hours 37 min ago (view)
Justin Grimm must have forwarded his Maddon blackmail material to Tony Kemp.
crunch 13 hours 56 min ago (view)
baseball is fun.
Jackstraw 15 hours 52 min ago (view)
Cubs were 1 for 9 with RISP.
Neither of the Cards who scored had to take the bat off of their shoulder.
With the game on the line, Joe sends up Tony Kemp.
2019 season in microcosm.
crunch 15 hours 56 min ago (view)
p.alonso (NYM) gets #50...not bad for a rookie.
also, MIL wins because of course why not.
cubs are 2 games behind in the WC standings for the 2nd slot...5 games behind STL in the central.
crunch 17 hours 30 min ago (view)
i'll be over here watching Corner Gas DVDs waiting for 2020.
Charlie 20 hours 45 min ago (view)
Welp. I guess I will continue to pay attention to the Wild Card race? Dropping the Michael Wacha game is bad.
crunch 21 hours 25 min ago (view)
Dolorous Jon Lester 21 hours 48 min ago (view)
Another game, another set of golden opportunities to add on to a lead wasted.
Eric S 21 hours 52 min ago (view)
And nine hits ... with one run to show for it
crunch 22 hours 58 min ago (view)
6 innings, 5 pitchers used...and the cubs are down by 1 to show for it.
Dolorous Jon Lester 23 hours 36 min ago (view)
I hate Tommy Edman, and those of his ilk. The pissbirds are masters of getting a few good years out of middling prospect types like him. DeJong, Jon Jay, Matt Adams, Tommy Pham, Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter... the list goes on and on.
Arizona Phil 1 day 58 min ago (view)
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