Albertos Keeps Rollin' at Riverview
D. J. Wilson singled, walked twice, stole a base, and scored two runs, Jonathan Soto drilled an RBI single, Jose Gutierrez rifled a two-run double, and Jose Albertos fired three innings of shutout ball (four strikeouts, 5/0 GO/AO, FB 94-97, and struck out the side in his final inning of work), as the Cubs "B" team whitewashed the Athletics Green squad 4-0 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Wednesday morning on Field #5 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.
The game was pre-planned as an eight-inning contest.
RHP Chad Hockin (on Myrtle Beach 7-day IL - May 2018 TJS) saw his first game action in more than a year, working one shutout inning (17 pitches).
Jose Albertos last three EXST outings (combined):
7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 14/0 GO/AO, 93 pitches (59 strikes)
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "B" TEAM LINEUP:
1. D. J. Wilson, CF-DH: 1-2 (BB, BB, 1B, K, 2 R, SB)
2. Pedro Martinez, 2B: 1-3 (4-3, K, 1B, R, SB)
3a. Brennen Davis, RF: 1-1 (BB, 1B)
3b. Jose Gutierrez, CF: 1-1 (2B, 2 RBI)
4. Jonathan Soto, C: 1-3 (1B, 4-3 DP, 3-1, RBI)
5. Luis Verdugo, SS: 0-3 (F-9, K, P-6)
6. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 1-3 (P-6, 1B, L-8)
7. Brandon Vicens, DH-RF: 1-3 (2B, 6-4 FC, 4-3, R)
8. Fabian Pertuz, 3B: 1-3 (1B, F-8, 6-3)
9a. Ricardo Verenzuela, LF: 0-1 (F-9 SF, K, RBI)
9b. Yovanny Cuevas, LF: 1-1 (1B)
10. Reivaj Garcia, DH #2: 0-3 (4-6-3 DP, 3-U, K)
CUBS "B" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Chad Hockin: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (10 strikes)
2. Jose Albertos: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 5/0 GO/AO, 50 pitches (30 strikes)
3. Richard Gallardo: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 37 pitches (25 strikes)
4. Omar Ventura: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 4/1 GO/AO, 33 pitches (15 strikes)
5. Elias Herrera: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 9 pitches (7 strikes)
CUBS "B" TEAM ERRORS: NONE
CUBS "B" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Jonathan Soto: 0-1 CS
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 90's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Eric S 1 hour 31 min ago (view)
Cleveland Game 2: KB (LF), Rizzo, Javy, Willson, Happ, JHey, Bote (3B), Caratini (DH), Kipnis
Schwarber was in initial lineup but removed due to a knee contusion - I imagine a result of the hard breaking ball which popped him in the knee last night.
Dolorous Jon Lester 3 hours 25 min ago (view)
Rea has been a very nice surprise so far. Hopefully he can keep it up this year and going forward. We have a few more years of team control.
Eric S 19 hours 21 min ago (view)
Rea bringing the heat 94-96 - and retires the heart of the Indians lineup in order. He's looked impressive in his two appearances.
Eric S 19 hours 37 min ago (view)
Happ's bat being on fire is pleasing to the eye
Eric S 20 hours 38 min ago (view)
He's the anti-Kimbrel
Eric S 20 hours 41 min ago (view)
Oliver Perez alone is worth the price of admission - more kinds of "deliveries" than Baskin-Robbins has flavors.
crunch 20 hours 44 min ago (view)
anyone that doesn't enjoy watching oliver perez pitching isn't my friend and can't borrow any of my stuff.
Eric S 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
Agreed. Still a lot of swing and miss in the lineup and Caratini's make solid contact/line drive approach helps balance that out, particularly against righties
I like Bote's bat in the lineup as well with spelling KB at third and getting into the 2B rotation (Nico hasn't lept out ahead of the competition)
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
As well he should, Victor is a really good hitter. I am glad to see him getting these opportunities.
crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
happ moving up...nice.
also, ross seems to really love caratini getting ABs.
Eric S 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
KB, Rizzo, Javy, Schwarber, Willson, Happ, JHey, Caratini (DH), Kipnis, Lester
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 7 hours ago (view)
Carlos Zambrano. Loved Z but by the end of
his tenure he was absolutely a negative influence.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 7 hours ago (view)
I find it odd that they were basically able to totally re order the rotation and didn't move Hendricks to a home start this weekend against he team he tossed a shutout against.
Cubster 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
Aha, I see a topic. List all time Cub clubhouse cancers.
crunch 1 day 20 hours ago (view)
the indians waited too long to get trevor bauer away from influencing clevenger as a professional and human being...
there's a reason bauer has been sold "below cost" by 2 teams now.
also, do they even care that carlos carrasco is coming back from a boatload of chemo and has decided to participate in this season when he could have just taken his $$ and gone home for a year?