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 

ATTENDANCE: 10 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in te 80's 

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Comments

AZPhil some questions:

- Any first impressions on Richard Gallardo and Joel Machado? 

- I haven’t noticed Reivaj Garcia in your updates. Is he hurt? Brennen Davis? Jose Gutierrez? 

Thanks for what you do and any answers! 

KKvG: Joel Machado: Soft-tossing LHP with a 85-86 MPH FB, a CV (his best pitch), and a CH. Nothing exceptional.   

Richard Gallardo: For a 17-year old he's very polished and poised. If I didn't know better I would think he was a D-1 college draft pick. High floor type pitcher. 91-93 MPH FB, solid CV, CH looks promising. Throws strikes. Stuff isn't electric. Doesn't get a lot of swings & misses. He's probably not quite as much of a prospect as you would think he would be given his $1M signing bonus. He's a good prospect but he's not elite.  

Brennen Davis, Reivaj Garcia, and Jose Gutierrez are on the Cubs EXST "B" team and they play as often as any of the other players on that squad do. 

Thanks! Hopefully Theo gets these guys in a bunch of trainer battles, gets them lots of EXP, and they see significant growth

wow...d.holland (SF) broke open one of those "unwritten rules" on the back/forth between upper management and player.  we know it happens, no one talks about it...

"To be honest, I have no idea what they’re doing... It’s more from the front office. We keep changing a lot of things, I did a fake injury, so I'm not happy about that. But at the end of the day, I'm going to do whatever they ask me to do."

Let the record show that for a couple of innings this afternoon in Des Moines the battery was Carasiti & Caratini...

i've visted their winery...one of the best in upstate new york.

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  • crunch 2 hours 8 min ago (view)

    cubs release brock stewart (AAA Rule 5 pick) and carlos asuaje (middle IF'r)...both older AAA/MLB-replacement-part types.

     

  • crunch 6 hours 23 min ago (view)

    after dragging their feet, the cubs commit to paying their minor leaguers through june.

    i'm a bit dissapointed they're not going to pay the last 2 months.  yeah, they're not the worst owners (in fact, the "through june" thing is common), but they can do better for their baseball household.

     

  • Cubster 18 hours 5 min ago (view)

    "in normal times..."

    It was the burst of times, it was the worst of times.

     

  • Cubster 18 hours 14 min ago (view)

    "Setting aside how stupid it is for fans to blame players when owners are all so much more..."

    I blame Pete Ricketts

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    i can't believe this kind of stuff is what we're talking about 2 months into the 2020 season...i can't believe a lot of stuff about 2020 outside of the game, too.

     

  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    contract rights are retained by the team.

    in normal times this keeps labor relations between employer and player not too volitile with only a handful of player/owner issues.  in times like this you see a system that was not designed for an event like this.

    some owners are being responsible over the players who's contracts they control while other owners make us realize why the guillotine was occsasionally popular during revoltutions/revolts.

     

  • Jackstraw 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    So they are all free agents?  Or still under contract and not getting paid?  I'm sure AZ Phil or someone else has covered this but I haven't been keeping up with all the fine points of baseball's problems recently.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    Manfred is such a dreadful commissioner. It's his job to walk a fine line and maintain peace in labor relations. Instead he lets the owners do whatever they want.

    Cannot wait for a long, bitter strike after 2021. And for the owners to ultimately turn plenty of fan sentiment against players.

     

  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    "The A's told their minor leaguers Tuesday that they will not continue to pay them their current salary of $400 per week beyond May 31."

    classy.  absolute class act stuff right there.

     

  • crunch 2 days 6 hours ago (view)

    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich
    The MLBPA is very disappointed with MLB’s economic proposal today, source tells me and @Ken_Rosenthal, calling additional cuts proposed “massive." League offered to share more playoff revenue, but on balance, those dollars are small compared to what players give up, PA believes.

     

  • crunch 2 days 7 hours ago (view)

    A's are furloughing nearly all of their staff through the entire organization...including scouts, which make a shockingly low amount of money.

    the A's are owned by a multi-billionaire who inherited his loot from dad (founder of The Gap)...and him + family spent $10m trying to keep Obama from getting a 2nd term, which i assume is their idea of a good investment in their community...whereas paying loyal employees for years/decades for a few months is...well...*shrug*

     

  • Ryno 2 days 15 hours ago (view)

    Depends on who you are.

     

  • Ryno 2 days 15 hours ago (view)

    Sorry--Just needed to experience a little normalcy.

     

  • Ryno 2 days 15 hours ago (view)

    That was the dumbest lineup I've ever seen.

     

  • Hagsag 2 days 18 hours ago (view)

    True!

     

  • Cubster 3 days 12 hours ago (view)

    https://twitter.com/just1deeva/status/1245654487026397184?s=21

    speaking of Trump's trained rats...