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) 

ATTENDANCE: 13 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's

Arizona 
Scoring 
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"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 

Comments

wow...nick senzel's debut with CIN featured an amazing wall climbing HR robbery by kevin pillar...and then senzel getting a HR in his following AB.

i don't think they'll miss matt kemp.

also, NYM/MIL are tied in the 18th inning...longest game (by innings) in miller park history

...MIL wins in the 18th...6 hit night for braun.  boo.

wow...PIT down by 2 in the 13th...win with a walk-off homer in the bottom 13th...

there's been some good extra innings baseball the past couple days.

de la cruz AA debut last night...

5ip 1h 4bb 5k, 1r/er

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  • crunch 2 hours 2 min ago (view)

    kinda neat...

    "Per ESPN.com's Jeff Passan, Major League Baseball's executive council has granted the Rays permission to explore a plan that would allow them to start the season playing home games in Tampa Bay and finish their home schedule in Montreal. "

     

  • Jackstraw 3 hours 30 min ago (view)

    Chatwood announced as starter for tonight, but since Alzolay was scheduled to go for Iowa today I don't think it's a fluke he was called up.  He could piggyback nicely after Chatwood throws 96 pitches in 4 innings with 9 Ks and 5 walks.

     

  • Arizona Phil 5 hours 9 min ago (view)

    The Cubs could give Alzolay three starts (6/20 vs NYM, 6/25 vs ATL, and 6/30 at CIN), then option him to the minors on 7/1 when (presumably) Craig Kimbrel and Tony Barnette are brought up, then leave Alzolay at Iowa for 14 days through the All-Star Break, and recall him to start the game on 7/15 or 7/16 vs CIN (if Hendricks isn't ready to come off the IL after the ASB). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 5 hours 20 min ago (view)

    The thing about Tim Collins is that because he has Article XIX-A rights (he has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time), he must give his consent each time he is optioned or outrighted to the minors, and while he obviously did give his consent when he was optioned to the minors after being signed in March and then again in April and again in May after brief call-ups to MLB, he is no longer willing to do it, and so to get him off the 25-man roster, the Cubs have no choice but to release him (if he isn't traded or claimed off waivers sometime in the next seven days). 

     

  • George Altman 16 hours 39 min ago (view)

    The Adbert Alzolay era begins tomorrow. Collins DFAd

     

  • Eric S 17 hours 50 min ago (view)

    Ozzie Albies routinely loses his helmet while running the bases - his helmet even has a parody twitter account. 

     

  • crunch 17 hours 54 min ago (view)

    cubs win!

    MIL lost, so the cubs are in 1st by a half game.

     

  • Arizona Phil 17 hours 56 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have released LHRP Brian Duensing. 

    Duensing was sent outright to AAA Iowa at the end of Spring Training (because he has Article XIX-A rights Duensing had to consent to the assignment), and was placed on the I-Cubs 7-day IL on May 12th.  

    So the Cubs are on the hook for Duensing's entire $3.5M salary, unless he signs a major league contract with another club (not too likely).   

     

  • Arizona Phil 18 hours 1 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have signed second-contract FA RHRP Willians Vasquez to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to DSL Cubs #2. 

    Now 22, W. Vasquez was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an 18-year old J-2 IFA out of Venezuela in 2015, and he spent three seasons in the DSL prior to being released by the Braves this past February. 

     

  • crunch 19 hours 1 min ago (view)

    lester goes 5.2ip and gives up 3 runs.  it wasn't pretty, but it wasn't ugly.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 16 min ago (view)

    ha.

     

  • Charlie 19 hours 18 min ago (view)

    He loves it almost as much as Javy loves insisting on replays.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 32 min ago (view)

    ...and a flawless throw to nail t.anderson trying to steal 3rd.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 43 min ago (view)

    is there anyone in baseball who loves to shed their helmet while running as much as almora?

     

  • crunch 20 hours 12 min ago (view)

    ...and a solo HR.  all 5 RBIs belong to him after 3 innings.

     

  • crunch 20 hours 49 min ago (view)

    contreras grand slam!

    3rd of his cubs career.