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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"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 

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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  • Eric S 3 hours 31 min ago (view)

    And Joe pinch hits for Descalso again today - now 205/277/316 on the year. But no need to put a jumpy-jump in the parking lot during spring training like they did last year for TLS so it balances out. 

     

  • crunch 3 hours 55 min ago (view)

    tommy lastella hit his 12th homer of the year...grand slam.

     

  • tim815 4 hours 27 min ago (view)

    Not sure why any of the teams would only have enough talent for one XSL game.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 39 min ago (view)

    aww...cubs were a pest all game, but couldn't overcome.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 43 min ago (view)

    omfg chatwood...with the bat.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 44 min ago (view)

    RIP heyward's bat.

    shout out to bo jackson...that was a clean break.

    it was a swing/miss with no contact so it's doubtful it was a cracked bat.

     

  • Eric S 6 hours 10 min ago (view)

    Bullpen reclamation project Kyle Ryan’s ERA now 5.06. Bummer

     

  • crunch 6 hours 27 min ago (view)

    wow baez...also, wow rizzo.

    call overturned, but that was a hell of an "almost" play.

     

  • crunch 9 hours 18 min ago (view)

    he's thrown so little of his other stuff lately that i can't even guess and sure don't know.

    he's always been fastball-heavy, but it's almost exclusively fastball now.

    he gets movement on a 95-97mph fastball...that's a positive about it if he's gonna continously offer it up.

     

  • VirginiaPhil 9 hours 23 min ago (view)

    Control problems?

     

  • crunch 9 hours 47 min ago (view)

    schwarber / baez / rizzo / contreras / heyward / almora / descalso / lester / bote

    i guess we're in for 2-20 random games of "pitcher hits 8th" before suddenly deciding that's not a thing anymore...again

     

  • crunch 16 hours 10 min ago (view)

    it had to feel good for him to get that standing O at the home ballpark.

    he's still throwing almost nothing but fastballs exclusively, though...wonder what's up with that.

     

  • Hagsag 17 hours 1 min ago (view)

    Chatwood is becoming a force in the BP.

     

  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    ALMORA GRAND SLAM!!!

    way to break a tie.

     

  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    rizzoh!!