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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  • Eric S 1 hour 15 min ago (view)

    Kimbrel pitched the 7th inning for the Iowa Cubs today - he threw 8 pitches (6 strikes) to three batters getting a fly out to center, a groundout to third and swinging K. Nice start!

     

  • Karl Pagel Blues 2 hours 44 min ago (view)

    Thank you, Phil. Have you ever considered doing your own podcast? Your grasp on baseball history is fantastic. 

     

  • Karl Pagel Blues 2 hours 52 min ago (view)

    Thank you, Mike. 

     

  • Mike Wellman 11 hours 50 min ago (view)

    And 71 games in, the C-Cubs & I-Cubs are in a dead heat @ 39-32...

     

  • Craig A. 14 hours 25 min ago (view)

    Thanks very much, Phil.

     

  • Arizona Phil 16 hours 33 min ago (view)

    CRAIG A: SS Ernie Banks and 2B Gene Baker arrived on the same day in September 1953, although Banks made his MLB game debut three days before Baker.

     

  • crunch 18 hours 37 min ago (view)

    i think gene baker was technically the first signed, but ernie banks was the first to suit up and play.  baker was injured when ernie made his debut.

     

  • JoePepitone 18 hours 40 min ago (view)

    He only mentioned his second wife in his autobiography, Mr. Cub.  I was surprised to find out from his Wikipedia page that he had been married before Eloyce (wife #2), having read Mr. Cub back in 1971 right after it came out.  I guess when you write your autobiography, you get to put in only the parts you want to talk about.

     

  • Craig A. 19 hours 28 min ago (view)

    Banks was the first African- American Cub wasn’t he?  Was there a lot of drama with that?  

     

  • BobbyD 20 hours 19 min ago (view)

    He was a hero to me growing up, and now maybe not so much. Sad and probably (?) better how things have changed. I'm sure in the 60s whatever Addison did would have never bubbled up to us fans... But thanks for the review-so-far!

     

  • crunch 21 hours 8 min ago (view)

    m.carpenter (STL) just got a stand up double bunting against the shift on a ball that barely got to the lip of the outfield grass.

    a little more of that from many more players would be interesting.

     

  • crunch 21 hours 30 min ago (view)

    another young fan took a foul ball for an injury...off the bat of castro (MIA) @STL

     

  • crunch 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    hell of a loss.

    killer 9th inning drama all going LA's way.  wow.

    it says a lot that the packed house in LA was still almost all there through the last pitch of the game.

     

  • crunch 1 day 21 hours ago (view)

    ESPN...it's all bad, all the time.

     

  • BobbyD 1 day 21 hours ago (view)

    I'm just glad it worked out for the diarrhea girl and her date. I don't know which is worse, Arod or that fucking commercial 8 times a game. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 21 hours ago (view)

    sitting in the dugout, it looks like kyle schwarber has an unfortunate touch of matt williams style early onset baldness coming on...or he recently got a way-too-close-on-top haircut.

    dude just turned 26 a few months ago.