Cubs Encounter Rockie Road at Instructs
Colorado Rockies 2021 4th round draft pick Hunter Goodman blasted a three-run HR, Rockies 2021 10th round pick Zach Kokoska belted a solo HR and singled, Juan Brito drilled a two-run double and a single, stole a base, and scored a run, Adael Amador (Rockies 2019 $1.5M IFA signing) singled, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, Rockies 2020 1st round pick Zac Veen lashed an RBI single, walked, scored a run, and threw out a runner on the bases from RF, and SP Brayan Castillo hurled four innings of one-hit shutout ball with seven strikeouts and combined with four relievers to throw a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts, as the Rockies whitewashed the Cubs 8-0 in AZ Instructional League game action Tuesday afternoon on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
Parker Chavers laced a single and a double for the Cubs in a losing cause.
The AZIL Cubs have not scored a run since last Thursday, having been shut-out three games in a row.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
X. Ismael Mena, CF: 1-5 (K, 3-1, 5-3, 2B, L-8),
NOTE: Mena led-off the bottom of 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th innings)
1. Ezequiel Pagan, RF: 0-3 (HBP, K, 3-U, K)
2. Christian Franklin, DH: 0-4 (K, K, K, K)
3. Matt Mervis, 1B: 0-4 (K, F-7, F-8, 6-3)
4. B. J. Murray, 3B: 1-3 (1B, 6-3, HBP, K)
5. Ronnier Quintero, C: 0-2 (K, 3-U, HBP)
6. Miguel Pabon, 2B: 0-2 (K, K, BB)
7. Christian Olivo: SS: 0-3 (F-9, 6-3, F-9 DP)
8. Parker Chavers, LF: 2-3 (P-5, 1B, 2B)
1. Chris Clarke: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 5/2 GO/AO, 46 pitches (28 strikes)
2. Bailey Horn: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 24 pitches (17 strikes)
3. Tyler Schlaffer: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 5/2 GO/AO, 52 pitches (35 strikes)
4. Eury Ramos: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 25 pitches (11 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: NONE
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Ronnier Quintero: 1-4 CS
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 90's
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