Giants Orange Offense a Labour of Love at Riverview
Franklin Labour ripped a solo HR and an RBI single and scored two runs, Fabian Pena laced two RBI doubles and scored a run, Yorlis Rodriguez hammered an RBI double and an RBI single, and Anyesber Sivira singled, tripled, stole a base, and scored two runs, leading a Giants Orange squad 14-hit attack en route to a 8-1 thrashing of the Cubs "A" team in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Saturday morning on Field #5 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.
Orian Nunez belted a solo HR leading off the bottom of the 3rd to account for the lone Cub run.
The game was pre-planned as an eight-inning contest.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Jacob Hannemann, RF: 1-4 (5-3, 1B, K, L-7)
2. Josue Huma, SS: 1-4 (1B, P-5, K, 5-4 FC)
3. Gioskar Amaya, 2B: 0-3 (K, 6-4 FC, L-5)
4. Marcus Mastrobuoni, C: 1-2 (F-8, BB, 1B)
5. Alexander Guerra, DH #1: 0-3 (6-3, K, K)
6. Dalton Hurd, LF: 0-3 (K, 6-4 FC, K)
7. Jake Slaughter, 3B: 1-3 (1B, F-9, 6-3, CS)
8. Orian Nunez, 1B: 2-3 (HR, 1B, F-8, R, RBI)
9. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-3 (K, 4-6 FC, 5-3)
10. Herson Perez, DH #2: 1-2 (1B, 5-3, HBP)
CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Jesus Tejada: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 2/2 GO/AO, 19 pitches (15 strikes)
2. Raidel Orta: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1c BALK, 1/1 GO/AO, 37 pitches (23 strikes)
3. Julio Guante: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 42 pitches (27 strikes)
4. Elias Herrera: 1.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER) 0 BB, 2 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 1 WP, 38 pitches (22 strikes)
5. Alfredo Colorado: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 1/2 GO/AO, 21 pitches (10 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: 2
1. C Marcus Mastrobuoni: E-2 (overthrow to 2nd base on SB attempt allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
2. CF Fernando Kelli: E-8 (muffed E-2 overthrow into CF on SB attempt allowing runner to score)
CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Marcus Mastrobuoni: 1-3 CS, 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"
crunch 57 min 20 sec ago (view)
i'll be over here watching Corner Gas DVDs waiting for 2020.
Charlie 4 hours 12 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 4 hours 52 min ago (view)
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 16 min ago (view)
Another game, another set of golden opportunities to add on to a lead wasted.
Eric S 5 hours 19 min ago (view)
And nine hits ... with one run to show for it
crunch 6 hours 25 min ago (view)
6 innings, 5 pitchers used...and the cubs are down by 1 to show for it.
Dolorous Jon Lester 7 hours 3 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 8 hours 25 min ago (view)
Trades involving players on minor league reserve lists are prohibited beginning at 12 PM (Eastern) on the 7th day prior to the originally-scheduled conclusion of the MLB regular season through the last day of the MLB regular season (including a day in which a Game #163 and Game #164 tie-breaker game is played or a day in which a re-scheduled game is played after the originally-scheduled conclusion of the MLB regular season).
Arizona Phil 8 hours 41 min ago (view)
If he makes four more appearances prior to the conclusion of the MLB regular season, David Phelps' 2020 club option salary escalates from $3M to $5M (plus up to $3.25M in performance bonuses).
Arizona Phil 8 hours 46 min ago (view)
Conversely, Padres closer Kirby Yates has allowed only two HR with a .184 OppBA and 13/100 BB/K in 59.2 IP and Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez (now on Restricted List) has allowed just five HR with a .197 OppBA and 13/90 BB/K in 60.0 IP.
crunch 10 hours 32 min ago (view)
rizzo / cast / bryant / schwarb / contreras / bote (2nd) / heyward / hoe / mills
crunch 10 hours 34 min ago (view)
kintzler available out of the pen again...welcome back
Charlie 13 hours 33 min ago (view)
Send back to manufacturer and ask for a replacement.
Charlie 13 hours 33 min ago (view)
Seems like the rotation is just too old, especially with a bullpen this flimsy backing them up.
Dolorous Jon Lester 13 hours 35 min ago (view)
I’ve been thinking on this. And there have been so many crushing defeats it seems. And not a whole lot of really uplifting wins. I think it’s a factor of this team doesn’t come from behind a lot (winning last night would have been an amazing win) and seems to blow late leads or allow this type of loss. Last night was more evidence that this team just can’t finish anything.
crunch 23 hours 57 min ago (view)
cubs are out of a playoff slot (1st place or wild card slot) for the 1st time since april.
crushing defeat after a hell of a 9th inning comeback.