Rockies Relentless at Salt River Fields

Jesus Asuaje rifled two doubles, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, Bladimir Restituyo belted a triple and an RBI single, stole two bases, and scored two runs, and Reese Berberet  (RBI double), Julio Carreras (RBI single), and LeeMarcus Boyd (RBI single) contributed run-scoring hits to a 15-hit attack, as the Rockies repelled the Cubs "B" team 6-2 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning on Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick east of Scottsdale, AZ.    

The Rockies stole seven bases (no CS) and had traffic on the bases every inning (they left 14 men on base in addition to scoring six runs). 

Caleb Knight (a two-run double and a single) and Fabian Pertuz (two singles, a double, a stolen base, and a run scored) provided most of what there was of Cub offense in the game. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):  

1. Pedro Martinez, SS: 0-4 (F-7, 3-U, K, F-7)
2. Luis Verdugo, 3B: 0-3 (K, F-7, 6-3, BB)
3. Brennen Davis, CF: 0-3 (5-3, E-6, L-8, BB)
4. Abraham Rodriguez, 1B: 1-4 (1B, P-5, K, F-7, R)
5. Fabian Pertuz, DH #1: 3-4 (1B, 1B, F-8, 2B, R, SB)
6. Yovanny Cuevas, RF: 0-2 (BB, K, BB, K)
7a. Caleb Knight, C: 2-2 (2B, 1B, 2 RBI)
7b. Richard Nunez, C: 1-2 (1B, F-9)
8a. Carlos Morfa, DH #2: 0-3 (K, K, P-4)
8b. Jose Gutierrez, PH: 0-1 (K) 
9. Rochest Cruz, 2B: 0-3 (FC, 6-3 DP, 4-3)
10a. Kevin Moreno, LF: 0-2 (P-2, K)
10b. Ervis Marchan, LF: 0-1 (4-3) 

1. Misael Garcia: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 3/2 GO/AO, 43 pitches (24 strikes) 
2. Enrique de los Rios: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (9 strikes)
3. Luis Silva: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK, 1/4 GO/AO, 35 pitches (19 strikes) 
4. Ivan Medina: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 42 pitches (29 strikes) 
5. Riley McCauley: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/4 GO/AO, 30 pitches (22 strikes)

P Ivan Medina: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
C Richard Nunez: E-2 (Catcher's Interference allowed batter to reach base safely)

1. Caleb Knight: 0-3 CS, 1 PB 
2. Richard Nunez: 0-4 CS, 1 E (see above)

Yovanny Cuevas - thrown out 9-5 attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on bloop single to RF 


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 


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(Especially if the game goes to PKs.)

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  • Eric S 35 min 58 sec 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 59 min 7 sec ago (view)

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


  • tim815 1 hour 31 min ago (view)

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


  • crunch 2 hours 44 min ago (view)

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


  • crunch 2 hours 47 min ago (view)

    omfg chatwood...with the bat.


  • crunch 2 hours 48 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 3 hours 14 min ago (view)

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


  • crunch 3 hours 31 min ago (view)

    wow baez...also, wow rizzo.

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


  • crunch 6 hours 22 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 6 hours 27 min ago (view)

    Control problems?


  • crunch 6 hours 51 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 13 hours 14 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 14 hours 5 min ago (view)

    Chatwood is becoming a force in the BP.


  • QuietMan 22 hours 45 min ago (view)


  • crunch 23 hours 4 min ago (view)


    way to break a tie.


  • crunch 23 hours 50 min ago (view)