Cubs Paint It Black at Riverview
Fernando Kelli belted an RBI triple, a two-run double, and a single, and scored two runs, Luis Diaz drilled two singles, stole two bases, scored two runs, and drove-in another, Alexander Guerra singled, doubled, and scored a run, Oswaldo Pina walloped a two-run HR, and Richard Gallardo and Didier Vargas combined to toss five innings of shutout ball, as the Cubs "A" team breezed past the Giants Black squad 9-3 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.
Cubs batters collected 16 hits (including three doubles, a triple, and a HR) and Cubs pitchers combined to fan 14 in the game.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. D. J. Wilson, CF: 1-4 (1B, P-6, 3-U, 4-3, SB)
2. Pedro Martinez, SS: 1-4 (F-8, L-8, 2B, K, RBI)
3. Edmond Americaan, RF: 0-4 (1-3, E-3, 4-3, K)
4. Yonathan Perlaza, DH #1: 1-4 (4-3, F-8, L-8, 1B)
5. Orian Nunez, DH #2: 2-4 (1B, 4-3, 1B, K, R, CS)
6. Jake Slaughter, 1B: 2-4 (1B, 1B, 6-3, F-9, 2 R)
7. Fernando Kelli, LF: 3-4 (2B, 3B, 6-3, 1B, 2 R, 3 RBI)
8. Luis Diaz, 3B: 2-4 (1B, 1B, K, K, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB)
9. Oswaldo Pina, 2B: 1-4 (K, HR, K, F-8, R, 2 RBI)
10a. Albert Hinirio, DH #3: 1-1 (1B, 2 RBI)
10b. Danny Zardon, PH-C: 0-2 (K, K)
11. Alexander Guerra, C-DH: 2-3 (1B, 2B, K, R)
CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Richard Gallardo: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/4 GO/AO, 25 pitches (14 strikes)
2. Didier Vargas: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GO/AO, 48 pitches (27 strikes)
3. Eduarniel Nunez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 1/0 GO/AO, 51 pitches (26 strikes)
4. Riley McCauley: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 3/0 GO/AO, 38 pitches (27 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: 1
2B Oswaldo Pina: E-4 (errant throw to 1st base allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS "A" TEAM BASERUNNING:
Albert Hinirio - thrown out 9-6 attempting to stretch single into double
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy & breezy with temperatures in the 70's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
crunch 32 min 15 sec ago (view)
i dont have ESPN anymore since DirecTV Now raised their prices, so I have to rely on...umm...very legal and very cool ways for my ESPN fix.
Hagsag 39 min 57 sec ago (view)
Pat and Ron, no Aroid for me.
crunch 51 min 16 sec ago (view)
phew...last ESPN sunday cubs game until the williamsport little leage classic game Aug 18 vs PIT.
i really like the LLClassic and i'm stoked the cubs will play this year. i hope it sticks around for a long time.
QuietMan 1 hour 36 min ago (view)
crunch 2 hours 19 min ago (view)
t.barnette and d.hultzen worked today's IOW game. nice to have emerging options...
d.mekkes is continuing to be a future end-game reliever to keep an eye on, too. he's not making many team prospect lists, and he's not blowing anyone away, but he's steady getting it done.
crunch 2 hours 26 min ago (view)
mike trout will be a cub soon enough. woo! if they package both together the cubs might be able to snag griffin canning along with him.
Arizona Phil 5 hours 25 min ago (view)
If Ben Zobrist were to return to baseball sometime in the next few weeks or next couple of months, keep in mind that he does have a minor league option left, so he (like Craig Kimbrel) could consent to an Optional Assignment to the minors to get into playing shape.
Arizona Phil 6 hours 27 min ago (view)
As of today (6/16), Daniel Descalso and Brad Brach no longer have Article XX-B "no trade" rights and so they can be traded without restriction.
Arizona Phil 6 hours 58 min ago (view)
LF Nelson Maldonado, 3B Grayson Byrd, CF Zac Taylor, INF Jacob Olson, and INF-OF-C Bryce Windham (the five college senior position-player draft picks who officially signed last Tuesday and who have been active in AZL mini-camp for almost a week) should be ready to play in AZL games right from the gitgo.
The sixth college senior position player draft pick signed by the Cubs (LF Darius Hill, who signed officially on Thursday) might not be quite ready on AZL Opening Day.
Arizona Phil 7 hours 8 min ago (view)
Cubs 24th round draft pick 3B Grayson Byrd looks exactly like Justin Turner (at least above the neck). Long red hair and a full red beard. Now if he could only hit like Turner...
Arizona Phil 7 hours 8 min ago (view)
INF-OF Bryce Windham (32nd round pick - Old Dominion) worked out at catcher in "live" BP yesterday, so he could be the 6th Cubs AZL catcher (they really need three on both squads) if they don't add another catcher this week.
Arizona Phil 8 hours 28 min ago (view)
JustSayin': Brendan Sagara is the Mad Scientist who developed & implemented the high-tech Cubs Pitching Lab at the UAPC in Mesa. The Pitching Lab can't turn everybody into Jacob deGrom, but so far it has helped to develop Tyson Miller into a legit MLB SP prospect and bring Danny Hultzen back from the dead.
Jackstraw 13 hours 16 min ago (view)
I was watching the golf waiting for the Cubs to start and of course I fell asleep and then I had the weirdest dream. The Cubs were getting no hit but Darvish was pitching really well and then Jansen blew a save and then Strop actually closed the game out without a guy getting into scoring position. It's not like any of that stuff except the no hitter part could happen.
Sonicwind75 20 hours 59 min ago (view)
Yes indeed, feels like the Cubs stole one. Helluva 9th and another Darvish no decision. Could really use a few more starts like tonight from Darvish.
crunch 21 hours 4 min ago (view)
sweet f'n win. also, MIL lost.
cubs and brewers tied for 1st.
crunch 21 hours 19 min ago (view)
2r HR off jansen in the 9th! cubs lead 2-1!