Vaughan's Bat Has the Gold Touch at Riverview

Noah Vaughan belted an RBI triple and an RBI single, walked, and scored a run, as the Athletics Gold squad rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to edge the Cubs "A" team 3-2 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.  

Marcus Mastrobuoni singled twice, doubled, and scored a run, and Josue Huma doubled, singled, stole a base, and scored a run for the Cubs.  

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

1. D. J. Wilson, CF: 1-4 (1B, 5-3, 4-3, L-8, CS)
2. Ezequiel Pagan, RF: 1-3 (F-7, F-7 SF, 4-3, 1B, RBI)
3. Alexander Guerra, C-DH: 0-4 (5-3, 1-3, K, F-8)
4a. Yonathan Perlaza, 3B: 1-2 (F-9, 1B)
4b. Herson Perez, 2B: 0-1 (5-3, BB)
5. Marcus Mastrobuoni, DH-C: 3-4 (2B, 1B, 1B, F-8, R)
6. Jake Slaughter, 1B: 1-3 (1B, K, 5-4-3 DP)
7. Fernando Kelli, LF: 1-3 (2B, 6-3 DP, K, RBI)
8. Luis Diaz, 2B-3B; 0-3 (K, K, 5-3)
9. Dalton Hurd, DH #2: 0-3 (K, K, K)
10. Josue Huma, SS: 2-3 (2B, 1B, K, R, SB)

1. Chad Hockin: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (9 strikes)
2. Enrique de los Rios: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 20 pitches (12 strikes)
3. Jamie Galazin: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 16 pitches (7 strikes)
4. Jorge Remon: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 34 pitches (25 strikes)
5. Carlos Vega: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 16 pitches (9 strikes)
6. Chi-Feng Lee: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 26 pitches (17 strikes) 
7. Riley McCauley: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (20 strikes) 
8. Blake Whitney: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 15 pitches (10 strikes) 

1. P Jorge Remon: E-1 (overthrow on pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)
2. SS Josue Huma: E-6 (overthrow on back-pick attempt at 1st base after P-6 allowed runner to advance to 2nd)

1. Alexander Guerra: 1-1 CS 
2. Marcus Mastrobuoni: 1-1 CS, 1 PB 


WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 80's 


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


Looks like a big crowd today.

Everyone checking on Galazin's conversion to pitching. Or checking out Whitney for trade potential.

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  • crunch 34 min 49 sec ago (view)

    Dale Murphy @DaleMurphy3

    Last night, my son was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet while peacefully protesting for justice for George Floyd. His story is not unique. Countless others have also experienced this use of excessive police force while trying to have their voices heard.

    Dale Murphy @DaleMurphy3


  • BobbyD 1 hour 39 min ago (view)

    But he has vicious dogs ready to kill the nig***. Oh wait, thugs. He's a real man. 


  • Cubster 5 hours 58 min ago (view)

    "this idea isn't a proposal at all and may actually be a measure that is forced into action by the league if the two sides can't sort out the financial details for a longer season."

    MLBPA: Over our dead bodies. Followed by Trump sending in the military to force ballplayers and fans to perform like puppets on strings with fans to yell (and cough and sneezing) at the umpires. Ah, baseball before Jackie Robinson. The Trump Republican Party: Bring back the Cheating/Pandemic  1919 White only - White Sox. Say it ain't so, Joe.


  • Hagsag 6 hours 8 min ago (view)

    Trump waiving a bible in front of the church is a total disgrace.


  • crunch 15 hours 58 min ago (view)

    ...but now there's this...

    "According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, Major League Baseball views a season of around 50 games as a "last resort" option should there be no agreement with the MLBPA.


  • crunch 18 hours 43 min ago (view)

    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan
    Major League Baseball intends to propose a shorter season in which they would pay players a full prorated share of their salaries, sources told ESPN. The league believes the late March agreement allows it to set the schedule, and that this would fulfill players’ pro rata desire.


  • JustSayin' 18 hours 51 min ago (view)

    Minor League Baseball makes the cover of SI!  Two years ago, I would have been elated.  Today, it's depressing (like the article.)


  • BobbyD 21 hours 59 min ago (view)

    Crunch, thanks. I can be a jerk at times, but you bailed me out. Btw I'm the whitest white boy (who grew up next to Wrigley and also worked at my dad's warehouse next to Cabrini Green). I'm truly ashamed of this president. I don't believe anyone sane wants more of him. Go Cubs!! I miss Bobby Dernier's first home run against the Padres. 


  • Cubster 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    MLBTR has an update on the latest owner's revision proposal. 


  • Cubster 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    'we have a donald trump problem, but he may be a highly advanced and dangerous symptom rather than the actual disease.'

    Surely true, dear Crunch. Trump has emboldened the ugly fact that America's cruel underbelly is still racism and police brutality that forwards that original sin. 

    America NEEDS its HEROES.


  • Cubster 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    if he does die by "suicide", I would blame Bill Barr and look into a real conspiracy.


  • Cubster 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    welcome to an unwelcome June 1st.


  • Hagsag 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    November 3, vote!


  • George Altman 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    Yes, many players are millionaires too. However, a good percentage of MLB Owners are billionaires. If there's no MLB in 2020 that's on 30 owners, not the players no matter how the Press spins things. 


  • George Altman 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    Well said, Crunch. #Resistance 


  • crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    i'm not a fan of this administration.  i'm not a fan of someone holding office who's rise to political prominence involved insisiting, with proof he clamed, that the current elected president at the time was not a citizen of the United States.

    we watched as state after state was slowly "won over" by promises of keeping out muslims and hispanics as the most important issue that could help elevate the state of our country.