Dingcong-Kelly Combo Too Much for Cubs at Fitch Park
Gio Dingcong belted a two-out two-run double to put the A's on the board in the bottom of the 1st and SP Rafael Kelly tossed five innings of one-hit shutout ball, leading the Athletics Gold squad to a 5-1 victory over the Cubs "B" team in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning on Field #3 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.
The game was called after eight innings of play.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "B" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Brennen Davis, CF: 0-3 (6-3, F-8, F-9)
2a. Ricardo Verenzuela, RF: 0-2 (2-3, 1-U)
2b. Ervis Marchan, RF: 1-1 (1B)
3. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 1-3 (5-3, K, 1B)
4. Fabian Pertuz, DH #1: 0-3 (5-3, 6-3, K)
5. Kevin Moreno, LF: 0-3 (K, K, F-7)
6. Luis Verdugo, SS: 1-3 (L-4, 1B, F-9, CS)
7a. Caleb Knight, C-DH: 0-1 (F-7, BB)
7b. Raymond Pena, PH: 0-0 (BB, R)
8. Carlos Morfa, DH #2: 0-2 (6-3, BB, K)
9. Widimer Joaquin, 3B: 1-2 (K, BB, 1B, RBI)
10. Rochest Cruz, 2B: 1-3 (4-3, 1-2-3 DP, 1B, CS)
11a. Abraham Rodriguez, DH #3: 1-1 (1B)
11b. Richard Nunez, C: 0-0 (HBP)
CUBS "B" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Jeremiah Estrada: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 39 pitches (22 strikes)
2. Jose Albertos: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 6/0 GO/AO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)
3. Carlos Vega: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 20 pitches (13 strikes)
4. Ivan Medina: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 2/1 GO/AO, 25 pitches (16 strikes)
5. Blake Whitney: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 2/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (9 strikes)
CUBS "B" TEAM ERRORS: 3
1. 3B Widimer Joaquin: E-5 (overthrow to 1st base on infield single allowed runner on 1st to advance to 3rd)
2. 3B Widimer Joaquin: E-5 (errant throw to 1st base allowed batter to reach base safely)
3. C Richard Nunez: E-2 (Catcher's Interference allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS "B" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Caleb Knight: 0-1 CS
2. Richard Nunez: 1 E (see above)
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Charlie 16 min 17 sec ago (view)
Dang, I miss Javy and Rizz.
Mike Wellman 42 min 44 sec ago (view)
The Hey, Hoe, Hen alignment...
crunch 1 hour 6 min ago (view)
zobrist / cast / bryant / schwarb / contreras / caratini / heyward / hoe / hendricks
this lineup seems to be a popular thing.
Dolorous Jon Lester 4 hours 41 min ago (view)
Lots of games where they failed to add on.
Lots of games Strop has single handedly blown, too.
Charlie 5 hours 11 min ago (view)
There are so many candidates. The early season losing streak comes painfully to mind.
Charlie 5 hours 11 min ago (view)
JHey's swing looks like it slipped into groundout mode. That Nico lineout was heartbreaking. :(
Charlie 5 hours 12 min ago (view)
Threw Vanmeter a curve and changeup that both looked great on TV, though Vanmeter didn't offer.
Mike Wellman 6 hours 57 min ago (view)
First thing I'll point to, depending on the final order of finish, is the fact that, for the second year in a row we took the lead off of Hader in the 8th inning of a key late-season game @ Milwaukee & couldn't keep it. The second thing will be the game we led 5-0 after 7 & managed to lose. Nats next face Marlins. Cards come to town licking their chops/beaks to finish us off...
Dolorous Jon Lester 10 hours 3 min ago (view)
They’re toast. Can’t finish games, can’t finish series, and it looks very much like they won’t finish this season.
Hagsag 11 hours 20 min ago (view)
The Cubbies are in a tough situation. If they make the playoffs, they will have earned it!. Enjoy the ride folks.
Eric S 17 hours 47 min ago (view)
Reds win season series 11-8 - possibly the first thing you point to should the Cubs miss the post season
Eric S 17 hours 53 min ago (view)
Long looking swing for JHey ... and Nico - oof
Eric S 17 hours 54 min ago (view)
Heard Len say Descalso’s name and about had a heart attack. Then heard him say “pinch runner” and settled down a bit
Charlie 17 hours 59 min ago (view)
Contreras's receiving didn't do Norwood any favors in that Vanmeter at-bat. And Norwood needed some favors.
Eric S 18 hours 4 min ago (view)
Gotta do better than three hits in nine innings in a start by Mahle - this one is on the bats
crunch 18 hours 9 min ago (view)
4th pitcher of the inning coming in...neat