Smokie Bombs Pulverize RockHounds at Sloan Park

Jared Young drove-in four runs with a three-run HR and an RBI single, Christopher Morel blasted a three-run HR, doubled, walked, and scored two runs, Brennen Davis clubbed a solo HR, Connor Myers drilled an RBI double, Andy Weber singled, reached base on an HBP, and scored two runs, and Zach Davis singled, walked, and scored two runs, as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA Affiliate) drubbed the Midland RockHounds (Oakland Athletics AA affiliate) 9-1 in Cactus League Minor League Camp game action Tuesday afternoon at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.   

Smokies SP Riley Thompson left the game with an unknown-type injury after facing just one batter in the 1st inning. 

Smokies RP Robert Stock's high-velo FB was (appropriately) smokin', clocking in at 97-99 MPH (T-100). The Cubs claimed the fireballin' Stock off waivers from the Boston Red Sox last December and then he was outrighted to the minors in March. 

The RockHounds played as the home team, and the game was called after 6-1/2 innings of play. 

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

1a. Andy Weber, 2B: 1-2 (K, 1B, HBP, 2 R)
1b. Delvin Zinn, 2B: 1-1 (1B, R)
2a. Connor Myers, LF: 1-3 (K, 1-3, 2B, RBI)
2b. Vance Vizcaino, LF: 0-1 (1-U) 
3. Christopher Morel, RF: 2-3 (2B, BB, K, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI)
4a. Jared Young, 1B: 2-3 (F-7, HR, 1B, R, 4 RBI, CS)
4b. Matt Mervis, 1B: 0-1 (6-3)
5a. Brennen Davis, CF-DH: 1-3 (HR, K, K, R, RBI)
5b. Raymond Pena, PH: 0-1 (6-3)
6. Levi Jordan, SS: 1-3 (6-3, F-7, 2B)
7. Christian Donahue, 3B: 0-3 (L-8, K, K)
8. Tyler Payne, C: 0-3 (F-9, 5-3, 5-3)
9. Zach Davis, DH-CF: 1-2 (5-3, 1B, BB, 2 R) 

1. Riley Thompson: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 7 pitches (5 strikes) 
2. Ethan Roberts: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 18 pitches (7 strikes) 
3. Scott Effross: 2.0 IP, 0 H,.0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 25 pitches (17 strikes) 
4. Trevor Kelley: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (9 strikes)
5. Robert Stock: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 13 pitches (8 strikes)
6. Ryan Lawlor: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 18 pitches (11 strikes) 



WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 


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Far be it from me to put pics in your brush, TS, but have you given any thought to something portraying Javy in a golden sombrero?

DET calls up former cub zach short and he's starting at 3rd.

HAHAHA! You're the 4th person to suggest that. It's a fun baseball thought but in the real world, pretty sure some would think it racist. 

ex-cub (better known as a padre) carmelo martinez is thought to the be originator of the term, fwiw.

context matters and on whole it most likely wouldn't be an issue, but yeah...not everyone would get it without explaination and some would just see a hispanic dude in a shiny big cartoonish sombrero.

Ryan Howard racked up 27 GSs as a Phillie. That's whatcha call wearing lotsa hat. Is that the record? Dunno-how many has Javy so far? Dunno-maybe Joc can push him to new heights/lows.

Yes, 27 thought to be the record. The record for platinum sombreros (5 Ks in a game) is 4. Who holds it? Our man Sam Sosa!