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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  • Arizona Phil 8 min 36 sec ago (view)

    Cubs pinch-hitters (so far) in 2019 (top ten sorted by PA): 

     

  • Charlie 1 hour 37 min ago (view)

    Wind howling out at the start of game 3, and the Cards have a pretty good groundball pitcher on the mound whom the Cubs have not seen this season. Get psyched.

     

  • Charlie 1 hour 38 min ago (view)

    Four double plays, too. Ugh.

     

  • Jackstraw 3 hours 20 min ago (view)

    I just think Kemp has a Sharpie, and access to Joe's magic pocket card.

    "Oh look, Kemp is hitting .438 in this situation.  TK, grab a bat".

     

  • erich081 6 hours 35 min ago (view)

    Justin Grimm must have forwarded his Maddon blackmail material to Tony Kemp.

     

  • Jackstraw 15 hours 51 min ago (view)

    Cubs were 1 for 9 with RISP.

    Neither of the Cards who scored had to take the bat off of their shoulder.

    With the game on the line, Joe sends up Tony Kemp.

    2019 season in microcosm.

     

  • crunch 15 hours 54 min ago (view)

    p.alonso (NYM) gets #50...not bad for a rookie.

    also, MIL wins because of course why not.

    cubs are 2 games behind in the WC standings for the 2nd slot...5 games behind STL in the central.

     

  • crunch 17 hours 28 min ago (view)

    i'll be over here watching Corner Gas DVDs waiting for 2020.

     

  • Charlie 20 hours 43 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 21 hours 24 min ago (view)

    blah.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 21 hours 47 min ago (view)

    Another game, another set of golden opportunities to add on to a lead wasted.

     

  • Eric S 21 hours 50 min ago (view)

    And nine hits ... with one run to show for it

     

  • crunch 22 hours 56 min ago (view)

    6 innings, 5 pitchers used...and the cubs are down by 1 to show for it.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 23 hours 34 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 1 day 57 min ago (view)

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