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

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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 10 hours 30 min ago (view)

    "MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports former player David Ross and Astros bench coach Joe Espada "appear to be the frontrunners" for the Cubs' managerial opening."

    espada's had 2 interviews.  for a guy who's actively at his "other job," having a 2nd interview seems like both sides want to make this work.  SF and PIT are also supposedly interested in espada.

     

  • JustSayin' 11 hours 55 min ago (view)

     That's a fair description of the benefits of the plan but If I have to choose between "better way" and "owners' greed," I pick the latter.  MLB wants better MiLB facilities, on average, without paying a cent.  They want to deal with the social and legal pressure they are getting for not even paying minor league players minimum wage per real hour worked by having less players.  In addition, the draft is to be moved to late August, so every draftee would lose compensation for the stub year in which they are drafted.  For this reason, I'm not sure your point about col

     

  • Hagsag 12 hours 20 min ago (view)

    Thanks Mr. Phil.

     

  • Arizona Phil 13 hours 22 min ago (view)

    HAGSAG: Besides reducing the costs that are associated with operating a minor league club, reducing the number of minor league affiliates would allow MLB organizations to increase the salaries of their remainng minor league players (who would be the organization's most-legit prospects) without having to increase the organization's aggregate minor league payroll. 

     

  • crunch 13 hours 47 min ago (view)

    The discussions on this matter have been quite varried.  There seems to be a lot of pressure connected to this on minor league team owners who haven't upgraded their facilities/park in a while or who lag in quality compared to their competitors.

    It seems like this would not only cause some teams to fold, but some radical redistribution of existing teams/cities into new minor league levels rather than just pruning some teams over others.

     

  • Hagsag 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    AZ Phil, what are your thoughts on the discussion to eliminate 42 low minor league teams in 2021? What would this do to the Dominican League? Thanks.

     

  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    yanks/astros game 6 was a f'n classic.  wow.

    altuve continues to build his astros legend.

     

  • bradsbeard 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    Thanks for this. I agree they’ll probably take their chances in the Rule 5 if he will resign, though I really wouldn’t mind adding him back to the 40 man. I feel like he has a good chance to be effective out of the bullpen. 

     

  • bradsbeard 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    I hope Sagara doesn’t end up leaving because of the shakeup. The Athletic did report that his position might be eliminated but that he should be offered another role in the organization somewhere. All I know is Sagara’s name came up frequently in connection with the pitch lab, and he was credited for improvements with Ryan, Wick, and Wieck. Maybe he’ll end up focusing more specifically in that role helping guys tweak things in the lab. 

     

  • JustSayin' 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    Does anyone have insight into the new management hires and musical chairs the Cubs announced yesterday?  Craig Breslow might be the only guy out there with extensive MLB experience AND the grey matter to challenge any quant not making sense. His role intrigues me but are they going to give him real responsibility to clear out the deadwood (including the existing minor league coordinator who was never good enough to be the pitchers he's coaching?)  Or, is this a superficial change aimed at keeping ownership off Theo's back? 

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 days 11 hours ago (view)

    BRADSBEARD: I think the Cubs want to retain Oscar de la Cruz post-2019, just not on the MLB 40-man roster.

     

  • Charlie 2 days 12 hours ago (view)

    Who are you all rooting for in the World Series? I'm rooting for the Nats to face and defeat Houston, I think, but with very mild interest. Let them get that championship out of the way and then maybe go the way of the post-2016 Cubs.

     

  • bradsbeard 2 days 19 hours ago (view)

    AZ Phil, what do you think the Cubs will do with Oscar de la Cruz if they don’t add him back to the 40 man? Can they try to re-sign him but wait until after the Rule 5 to make it official? Do you think they will try to keep him in the organization in some fashion? 

     

  • bradsbeard 3 days 14 hours ago (view)

    Angels also make sense as a destination for Kris Bryant. 

     

  • azbobbop 4 days 7 hours ago (view)

    I wonder if Maddon will take any of the coaches with him.

     

  • Arizona Phil 4 days 9 hours ago (view)

    I doubt that Maddon would have taken the job if the Angels aren't fully prepared to sign one or maybe even two FA TOR SP (like Gerrit Cole and/or Stephen Strasburg if he opts out). 

    When you have the best player in MLB and now the highest-paid manager, not making the playoffs again in 2020 just can't be acceptable.