Perez, Albertos, and Lee Silence D'backs Bats at Talking Stick.

Jake Slaughter, Gioskar Amaya, and Luis Verdugo stroked run-scoring singles to highlight a three-run 5th inning and Yunior Perez, Jose Albertos, and Chi-Feng Lee combined to hurl six innings of no-run/no-hit ball (Fauris Guerrero surrendered the first hit with two outs in the bottom of the 7th), as the Cubs "A" team defeated the Diamondbacks 3-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east of Scottsdale, AZ.   

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):  

CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Edmond Americaan, LF: 2-4 (2B, 1B, K, K, SB)
2. Gioskar Amaya, 1B: 1-4 (P-5, 5-3 DP, 1B, 5-3, RBI)
3. Luis Verdugo, SS: 2-4 (K, 1B, 1B, F-7, RBI)
4a. Alexander Guerra, C: 0-2 (BB, K, F-8)
4b. Danny Zardon, C: 0-0 (BB)
5. Henderson Perez, DH #1: 0-4 (L-9, K, K, 4-3 DP) 
6. Fernando Kelli, RF: 1-4 (1B, K, K, 5-3)
7. Ezequiel Pagan, CF: 2-3 (6-4-3 DP, 2B, 1B, SB, PO)
8. Josue Huma, 3B: 0-2 (K, BB, 6-U FC, R)
9a. Oswaldo Pina, 2B: 1-2 (K, 1B, R)
9b. Albert Hinirio, PH: 0-0 (HBP) 
10. Jake Slaughter, DH #2: 2-3 (1B, 1B, K, R, RBI)
11. Herson Perez, DH-2B: 0-1 (5-4-3 DP)
NOTE: Slot was skipped first two times thru batting order

CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS
1. Yunior Perez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (17 strikes)
2. Jose Albertos: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GO/AO, 25 pitches (18 strikes)
3. Chi-Feng Lee: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 22 pitches (16 strikes)
4. Fauris Guerrero: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0/4 GO/AO, 33 pitches (24 strikes)
5. Riger Fernandez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 14 pitches (8 strikes) 

CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: NONE 

CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Alexander Guerra: 0-1 CS 
2. Danny Zardon: 1-1 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 18 

WEATHER: Mostly sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

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Comments

Best I've seen Jose Albertos throw since 2017. Struck out the side in his first inning and then three weak contact ground-outs in his second inning. He worked fast, threw strikes (72% strikes), and was able to command his 92-95 MPH FB (something he has not been able to do very often over the past couple of seasons) and mix it effectively with his CH and CV. In his last outing a week ago he needed only 18 pitches to get through two innings (six ground outs), but today he was actually dominating. 

nice.  appreciate some good news after watching the last 3 innings of today's game.

This is a great report.

Thanks PHIL! So, Albertos was “yips-free”?

E-MAN: Well, he was in his last two outings. Hope he can keep it up. 

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  • First.Pitch.120 3 hours 58 min ago (view)

    I second & nominate Crunch as winner of the internet....

     

  • Charlie 5 hours 22 min ago (view)

    I dub this canon.

     

  • Eric S 14 hours 39 min ago (view)

    Good deal - much better ballpark experience than at the Ted. Atlanta fans are buying in and showing up. 

     

  • Eric S 14 hours 56 min ago (view)

    It’s a shame that they had to burn Cishek with a five run lead. I guess they could have used Brach or Caratini. Probably not enough time to warm up Caratini. Wouldn’t want to risk blowing the lead with Brach. 

     

  • crunch 15 hours 9 min ago (view)

    gonna be in ATL over the 4th and catching the young braves club in person.  i really don't like going to that park (hey, who wants 3-4 hours of the "tommy hawk chawp"?), but i wanna see this collection of kids.

     

  • Eric S 15 hours 10 min ago (view)

    Kyle Ryan playing like a man who wants to keep his big league roster spot - well done!!

     

  • crunch 15 hours 11 min ago (view)

    if javy has the ball you gotta play like you're on a basketball court.  until the play is dead, no matter what your view is, that ball could be coming at you at any time from any angle.

    bote also goofed earlier in the season playing 3rd during a lester start by not knowing how extreme one needs to cover for him.  yeah, technically it should be lester's play, but realistically the 3rd baseman has more range to cover with lester on the mound.

     

  • Eric S 15 hours 13 min ago (view)

    Barnette’s 88-91 mph fastball really is, uh, not very special. 

     

  • Eric S 15 hours 15 min ago (view)

    But for Flowers and the pitchers spot, the Braves lineup is relentless. When McCann plays, the only hole is the pitchers spot. Tough club. 

     

  • crunch 15 hours 19 min ago (view)

    welcome to the cubs barnette.

    6 pitches to his 1st batter, solo HR.

    you're gonna fit in just fine.

     

  • Eric S 15 hours 36 min ago (view)

    Thanks Phil. What kind of prospect(s) do you think it would take to pick up Melky?

     

  • Eric S 15 hours 46 min ago (view)

    Not the first time Bote has frozen on a catchable ball from Javy at second ... and leads to two unearned runs. Damn. Love Bote, but when you’re playing with Javy, you better expect the unexpected 

     

  • crunch 16 hours 7 min ago (view)

    mission accomplished.

    also, wow at that 10 mile long leash teheran got to totally suck.

     

  • Eric S 16 hours 12 min ago (view)

    Pro tip to the Cubs: score a ton of runs, then score a ton more. These Braves specialize in pulverizing and bludgeoning teams into oblivion, particularly after the six inning. 

     

  • Eric S 16 hours 18 min ago (view)

    Walnuts suck. Just sayin’

     

  • Arizona Phil 16 hours 26 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have officially signed three more 2019 draft picks: RHP Zach Bryant (15th round - Jacksonville), RHP Johzan Oquendo (16th round - Leadership Christian Academy - Guaynabo, PR), and RHP Shane Combs (31st round - Notre Dame). 

    So the Cubs have now signed 24 of their 40 draft picks.