D. J.'s Choice of Music Not to A's Liking at Riverview
D. J. Wilson tripled, walked twice, stole a base, and scored two runs, Luis Diaz collected two RBI (an RBI double and walked with the bases loaded to force-in a run), and Jake Slaughter drilled an RBI single, walked, and scored, as the Cubs "A" team edged the Athletics Green squad 4-3 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.
The Cubs drew nine walks (including three by Yonathan Perlaza) and had two batters reach base via HBP to aid their cause.
The game was called after eight innings of play.
RHP Erich Uelmen (on Myrtle Beach 7-day IL) got the start for the Cubs and worked 3.1 IP (61 pitches - 69% strikes), allowing one run on three hits (two singles and a double). He didn't issue any walks, he struck out four (three swinging), and he induced the A's hitters who did make contact to repeatedly pound his pitches into the ground (6/0 GO/AO).
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Ezequiel Pagan, CF: 0-4 (K, 6-3, F-8, P-5)
2. D. J. Wilson, DH #1: 1-2 (BB, BB, 3B, P-6, 2 R, SB)
3. Jake Slaughter, 1B: 1-3 (1B, BB, P-4, F-7, R, RBI)
4. Gioskar Amaya, DH #2: 0-2 (6-3, HBP, E-6, HBP, RBI)
5a. Henderson Perez, C: 0-3 (F-8, 5-2-5 DP, K)
5b. Herson Perez, 2B: 0-1 (F-8)
6. Alexander Guerra, DH-C: 0-2 (5-3, 5-4-3 DP)
NOTE: Slot was skipped first two times thru batting order
7. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B-3B: 0-0 (BB, BB, BB, R, SB)
8. Luis Diaz, 3B-DH: 1-1 (BB, BB, 2B, 2 RBI)
9. Edmond Americaan, LF: 0-3 (K, 4-3, K)
10. Josue Huma, SS: 0-3 (L-8, 6-3, P-6)
11. Dalton Hurd, RF: 0-2 (BB, K, F-7)
CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Erich Uelmen: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 6/0 GO/AO, 61 pitches (42 strikes)
2. Ivan Medina: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 26 pitches (16 strikes)
3. Blake Whitney: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 27 pitches (21 strikes)
4. Benjamin Rodriguez: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 10 pitches (4 strikes)
5. Elias Herrera: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (8 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: NONE
CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Henderson Perez: 0-2 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in te 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Eric S 26 min 48 sec ago (view)
Another lefty Padre starter and JHey gets a breather. Robel in LF (batting 5th) Almora CF (leadoff) and Bryant in RF
Charlie 1 hour 57 min ago (view)
Mike Leake? Check that guy's locker for a genie lamp.
bradsbeard 2 hours 11 min ago (view)
AZ Phil, your writeup here suggests a player on the restricted list in Zobrist’s situation cannot be reinstated between August 1 and October 31. Does Zobrist actually have to be reinstated this month to play at all the rest of the season?
crunch 11 hours 10 min ago (view)
base hit to lead off top 9th...aww.
killer performance and there should be enough in the tank to easily get the CG (only 79 pitches).
crunch 11 hours 37 min ago (view)
m.leake (SEA) perfect through 7ip, 67 pitches
crunch 12 hours 10 min ago (view)
STL down by 7...so they score 10 in the 6th...and barely manage to win a 12-11 game.
Craig A. 15 hours 26 min ago (view)
Of course, the Cubs knew he was delicate when they signed him, but Maddon pushed him anyway. How much value is there to an elite player who can’t be used very much?
Eric S 17 hours 10 min ago (view)
Bote’s numbers trending down unfortunately - not far from Russell‘s
bradsbeard 17 hours 40 min ago (view)
Bryant’s always been pretty good in LF. It’s RF where he looks most awkward to me. Something about staying on the left side of the field maybe. I think you’ll see Bryant and Schwarber platooned in LF going forward, though that might depend on Bote’s ability to start hitting LHP again.
Eric S 18 hours 9 min ago (view)
Cubs win and this Kimbrel pickup paying dividends
crunch 18 hours 14 min ago (view)
he's a low level jerk, but i find it hard to hate the guy when he doesn't try ducking an interview to explain wtf his problem is.
Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 18 min ago (view)
Too many of our relief arms have excelled at blowing late leads. Strop and Edwards have been the primary ones.
Dolorous Jon Lester 18 hours 19 min ago (view)
He’s sipping drinks on a beach?
Could he be Mai Tai Guy???
crunch 18 hours 27 min ago (view)
SD defense is the player of the game.
Eric S 18 hours 34 min ago (view)
Should the Cubs go on to win this game ... wow. Some crazy-stupid self inflicted damage that they’ve somehow skirted.
Eric S 18 hours 41 min ago (view)
Strop has become very adroit at blowing leads giving up the long ball (same thing last Friday coming off the all star break?)