Giants Plate 13 on Friday the 13th

Ryan Reckley (2022 IFA - The Bahamas - $2.2M signing bonus) tripled and scored, walked and scored, and drilled an RBI single, Onil Perez laced two run-scoring singles and collected three RBI, Anyesper Sivira drove-in three runs with a two-run double and an RBI GO, Jean Pena walked and scored three times and smacked an RBI single, and P. J. Hilson singled and scored twice, leading the Giants to a 13-2 drubbing of the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning at the Papago Park Complex in Phoenix, AZ.   

Cubs batters struck out twelve times, and Cubs pitchers issued 14 walks. 

David Bote played second-base for four innings and was the middle-man on a snappy inning-ending 6-4-3 DP in the bottom of the 2nd, before switching to DH in the 5th. He went 1-3 at the plate (struck out looking, then an F-7 to the warning track, and finally a 6-3 GO with 17-year old hot-shot SS Ryan Reckley showing off his plus range, glove, and arm to nip Bote at 1st base).   

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

CUBS LINEUP:
1. Rafael Morel, 3B: 0-4 (K, K, L-7, K) 
2. Cristian Hernandez, SS: 1-4 (F-7, F-7, 1B, K) 
3. David Bote, 2B-DH: 0-3 (K, F-7, 6-3)
4. Moises Ballesteros, DH #1: 0-3 (P-2, K, K) 
5. Josue Huma, 1B: 1-3 (1B, K, 4-3)
6. Carlos Morfa, RF: 0-3 (K, K, 5-3)
7a. Dilan Granadillo, C: 0-2 (4-3, 4-3) 
7b. Ronnier Quintero, C: 0-1 (K) 
8a. Frank Hernandez, DH #2: 2-2 (1B, 1B, R) 
8b. Wally Soto, PH: 0-1 (3-U) 
9. Cristian More, CF: 1-2 (1B, F-7, BB, R) 
10. Christian Olivo, DH-2B: 1-3 (1B, 1-3, K, RBI) 
11. Anderson Suriel, LF: 0-2 (F-7, 5-3, HBP) 

CUBS PITCHERS
1. Marino Santy: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 1 BALK, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 3/1 GO/AO, 48 pitches (26 strikes) 
2. Oliver Roque: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK, 0/1 GO/AO, 23 pitches (10 strikes) 
3. Tomy Sanchez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 4 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 41 pitches (20 strikes) 
4. Cristian Rojas: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GO/AO, 24 pitches (15 strikes) 
5. Joel Sierra: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GO/AO, 41 pitches (20 strikes) 

CUBS ERRORS: 3 
1. LF Anderson Suriel: E-7 (overran line drive single allowing batter to advance to 2nd base)
2. RF Carlos Morfa: E-9 (bloop single bounced off glove and bounded away allowing batter to reach 3rd base)   
3. C Ronnier Quintero: E-2 (errant throw to 1st base allowed batter to reach base safely) 

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Dilan Granadillo: 0-1 CS, 1 PB 
2. Ronnier Quintero: 1 E (see above) 

CUBS OUTFIELD ASSIST
LF Anderson Suriel - batter thrown out 7-4 attempting to stretch single into double 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE: 8 

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Comments

If the Cubs were to make another significant trade deadline deal with the Giants in 2022, I would expect them to target Ryan Reckley. He is the real deal. 

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bote playing 2 games in a row and playing the field a while.  i like the comeback so far.

CRUNCH: Bote has changed his swing.

Probably as a result of his left shoulder injury, he no longer buggy-whips the bat by letting go of the bat with his right hand and finishing with his left hand only on the bat. He is keeping his right hand on the bat through the completion of the swing, which means a right toe pivot and greater rotation of his hips and lower body with the swing. I don't know how it will work out long-term, but it is something different.

He looks to be 100% healthy at the plate, in the field, and running the bases. 

He is scheduled to remain at EXST through next week, and then he will go to Iowa for two weeks.