Giants Black Edge Cubs at Indian School Park
Ghordy Santos singled twice, stole two bases, and scored two runs and Luis Toribio drilled an RBI single, walked, and scored a run, helping the Giants Black squad edge the Cubs "A" team 3-2 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning on Field #2 (AKA "Jim Davenport Field") at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ.
Cubs infielder Herson Perez left the game after being hit on the helmet with a pitch, but he did leave the field under his own power.
The game was pre-planned as a ten-inning contest.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-4 (K, L-8, L-7, 5-3)
2. Ezequiel Pagan, RF: 0-4 (5-3, F-7, 3-U, 4-3)
3a. Edmond Americaan, DH #1: 0-2 (F-7, K)
3b. Danny Zardon, PH-DH: 0-2 (K, P-4)
4. Marcus Mastrobuoni, C: 1-4 (K, 1B+E9, F-8, P-3, R)
5a. Orian Nunez, 1B: 0-2 (K, E-1)
5b. Herson Perez, 3B: 0-0 (BB, HBP)
5c. Albert Hinirio, PR: NO AB (R)
6. Luis Diaz, 2B: 1-3 (P-6, BB, F-8, 2B, RBI)
7a. Jake Slaughter, 3B-1B: 2-3 (1B, 1B, F-7)
7b. Alexander Guerra, PH: 0-1 (K)
8. Carlos Pacheco, DH #2: 1-2 (1-3 SH, 5-4-3 DP, 1B)
9. Dalton Hurd, LF: 1-2 (BB, 1B, L-7, SB)
10. Josue Huma, SS: 0-2 (4-3 DP, BB, 3-6 FC)
11. Henderson Perez, DH #3: 0-3 (6-3, L-5, K)
CUBS "A: TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Yunior Perez: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 1/2 GO/AO, 53 pitches (27 strikes)
2. Casey Ryan: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 20 pitches (12 strikes)
3. Luis Rodriguez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 35 pitches (20 strikes)
4. Chi-Feng Lee: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 30 pitches (22 strikes)
5. Emilio Ferrebus: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 11 pitches (8 strikes)
CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: 1
SS Josue Huma: E-6 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Marcus Mastrobuoni: 0-2 CS
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
JustSayin' 3 hours 47 min ago (view)
I think what your saying applies to all franchises in all big-time team sports. The virus is asymptomatic in many carriers. The national positive test % rate is mid/high single digits. If your pro sports franchise does 3-4 x better than that, it still means some players and coaches will test positive and things will grind to a partial or complete halt. At least baseball didn't try to "bubble" in AZ and FL, which are looking like two of the worst (and worst-led) states in which to be located at the currrent stage of the pandemic.
crunch 4 hours 47 min ago (view)
rizzo took BP and did some field work today. also, almora is good to go...he ran into a wall on friday and got a little banged up.
Cubster 12 hours 6 min ago (view)
Aroldis Chapman is now Covid positive with mild symptoms
crunch 1 day 40 min ago (view)
the COVID-Division should be fun.
teams from TX, AZ, CA, WA, and CO exclusively playing each other... CO is all "wtf, really?"
Cubster 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
...and so it goes (per Roto): Astros general manager James Click wrote in a statement that a member of the staff "was potentially exposed to a COVID-positive individual outside the organization.” The team is working with MLB and team doctors on testing protocol and cleaning before resuming workouts.
Does the visiting team bring a Covid positive bio-weapon to the player's parking lot?
Charlie 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
I've been wondering how this would proceed. Since teams will have to figure out how existing contracts will be paid, I thought there was a *chance* they would proceed with free agency as usual and plan for payment under potential shortened seasons would just be figured out in negotiations with the MLBPA. But that was probably an overly optimistic thought.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
Meanwhile Theo shoots down any potential of extension talks. I get that it's a crazy time financially in baseball, but it's really gonna suck when all these players leave after 21 and 22.
Cubster 1 day 22 hours ago (view)
WSox Michael Kopech has opted out of 2020. I didn't see a disclosed reason yet but he is recovering from TJ S
crunch 2 days 8 hours ago (view)
buster posey (SF) opting out of 2020...recently adopted twin daughters who were born premature.
Cubster 3 days 12 hours ago (view)
per Tribune: Kimbrel's OK, just working on his changeup (formerly his fastball).
Arizona Phil 4 days 59 min ago (view)
The Cubs have released RHRP (and their erstwhile closer) Brandon Morrow. There is no indication that they plan to re-sign him to another (different) 2020 minor league contract without the Article XX-B $100K retention bonus provision (as happened with Jason Kipnis last week).
crunch 4 days 4 hours ago (view)
rizzo takes another day off (lower back). ross says the club is "exercising caution."
klye ryan is expected to join the team tomorrow after some mysterious holdup.
Ryno 4 days 5 hours ago (view)
Has anyone seen Darvish's pitch "The Supreme"? Isn't it just a sinker?
Ryno 4 days 5 hours ago (view)
In other words: This lineup sucks.
Arizona Phil 4 days 5 hours ago (view)
Jason Kipnis was released on June 29th and then he was re-signed to a new (different) 2020 minor league contract that does not require a $100K retention bonus if he is not added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 2020 MLB Opening Day (7/23).
Brandon Morrow remains on his original 2020 minor league contract which pays him a $100K retention bonus if he is not released by 7/18 or added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 7/23.
Eric S 4 days 5 hours ago (view)
There is that re Kimbrel - at worst, just another year on the books.
July 1st is Bobby Bonilla Day - the day that check is cut and paid annually.