Timely Hitting the Rx for Cubs at Sloan
Cole Roederer drilled a line-drive two-out two-run single to CF to put the Cubs on the board in the bottom of the 1st, Alfonso Rivas doubled, singled, and scored, Luis Verdugo doubled, singled, and scored, Nelson Velazquez singled twice, scored a run, and drove-in another, Ethan Hearn singled twice and knocked-in a run, Cam Balego singled twice and scored twice, and Matt Mervis doubled and singled, as the Cubs collected 13 hits and edged the Athletics 5-4 in AZ Instructional League game action Monday afternoon at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.
Jonah Bride (two-run HR) and Tyler Soderstrom (solo shot) belted four-baggers for the A's in a losing cause.
The game was called after eight innings of play.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
1. Andy Weber, 3B: 0-5 (4-3, 4-3, F-8, K, 6-4 FC)
2a. Cam Balego, C: 2-3 (1B, 1B, K, 2 R)
2b. Ethan Hearn, C: 2-2 (1B, 1B, RBI)
3. Alfonso Rivas, LF: 2-5 (2B, 1B, 6-3, 3-6-3 DP, 4-3 DP, R)
4. Nelson Velazquez, RF: 2-4 (K, 1B, E-9, 1B, R, RBI)
5. Cole Roederer, CF: 1-3 (1B, 4-6 FC, K, BB, 2 RBI, CS)
6. Chase Strumpf, 2B: 0-2 (L-8, F-9, BB, 5-4 SH)
7. Matt Mervis, 1B: 2-4 (1B, 2B, E-6, K)
8. Luis Vazquez, SS: 0-4 (F-9, E-6, K, F-9)
9. Luis Verdugo, DH: 2-4 (K, K, 2B, 1B, R)
1. Cory Abbott: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 2/5 GO/AO, 60 pitches (37 strikes)
2. Danis Correa: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1/2 GO/AO, 32 pitches (11 strikes)
3. Eduarniel Nunez: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 3/5 GO/AO, 37 pitches (20 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: 2
1. 1B Matt Mervis: E-3 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. SS Luis Vazquez: E-6 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Cam Balego: 0-1 CS
CUBS OUTFIELD ASSISTS:
CF Cole Roederer - baserunner thrown out 8-5 attempting to advance from 2nd to 3rd after F-8
WEATHER: Sunny and very breezy with temperatures in the 60's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
crunch 25 min ago (view)
missed lester's 1st start as a cardinal yesterday...
5ip 9h 2bb 4k, 6r/er
crunch 49 min 8 sec ago (view)
alec mills in colorado sucks.
cubbies.4ever 50 min 52 sec ago (view)
AZ PHIL - are any of these INTFA, other than the obvious Christian Hernandez, show an immeadiate signs of being a good prospect? Given a lot of these are really raw young kids. You saw the talent in Eloy, Torres, Amaya, Soler, Alzolay, Marquez, etc, but there have also been the can't miss busts, Eddy Julio Martinez, Ademan, Tseng, Moreno, Sierra, etc or are a lot of these just a lot of bodies who are wild cards?
crunch 53 min 10 sec ago (view)
delay of game...home plate ump seems to have tweaked his back or something...neet.
a pointless delay of a pointless game.
Hagsag 4 hours 36 min ago (view)
Sonicwind75 5 hours 18 min ago (view)
Off all the awards and accolades Rizzo earned during his time in Chicago; perhaps the most important is being named the Roberto Clemente Award winner in 2017.
crunch 5 hours 31 min ago (view)
technically correct is the best kind of correct.
also, rizzo's charity work (himself and the time he gives, not just his money) is top notch stuff.
tim815 8 hours 35 min ago (view)
Anything to be noted about Temblador, Venezuela's Pedro Ramirez, who is shredding as the pipelines youngest player?
bradsbeard 10 hours 14 min ago (view)
Arizona Phil, some folks (mostly me!) were wondering if you had any thoughts/info on Luis Devers, who seems to be having a nice ACL season despite being a bit old for the level. Got touched for a HR last night but hadn't given up multiple runs in a start before then and has struck out a healthy number of batters while limiting walks. Many thanks in advance!
Hagsag 15 hours 13 min ago (view)
Rizzo wasn't a cancer, he HAD cancer!
Arizona Phil 18 hours 43 min ago (view)
The Cubs have released AAA Iowa C-INF Tony Wolters so that he can sign a minor league deal with a contending club (if the opportunity presents itself).
Because he was outrighted earlier this season he was not eligible to be traded after 7/30, even though he was on a minor league reserve list and (generally speaking) a player on a minor league reserve list can be traded up until one week prior to the scheduled conclusion of the MLB regular season.
Arizona Phil 19 hours 15 min ago (view)
So #11 (Ziehl), #12 (Banks), and #19 (Avitia) were the only three 2021 Cubs draft picks who did not sign.
crunch 22 hours 53 min ago (view)
similar story, similar quotes, different site/author
QuietMan 23 hours 15 min ago (view)
Cubs: Jed Hoyer clarifies comments about extension talks with former core players - Marquee Sports Network
Sorry I'm having trouble posting the link.
@TonyAndracki23 with the story.
Wrigley Rat 1 day 27 min ago (view)
Second contract player Michael Arias, a former infielder-turned-pitcher, made his Cubs system debut today in relief. 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB for DSL Cubs Blue.
Charlie 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
A GM or owner saying a player "didn't want to sign" or "didn't want to negotiate" should always be read as "we didn't want to pay them."
That said, a GM or owner can always show more finesse by saying, "I hope we can have productive talks this offseason" or something along those lines. Seems like Jed is trying to burn those bridges.