Luis Stars with Bat and Zapata Leads with Arm at Salt River Fields

Jansel Luis hammered two RBI doubles and scored two runs, Ricardo Caldera tripled, walked and scored two runs, and SP Deyer Zapata fired four innings of one-hit shutout ball, helping the Diamondbacks Black squad defeat the Cubs 6-4 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Monday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (located in the Salt River Maricopa-Pima Indian Community, east of Scottsdale, AZ).  

Ed Howard reached base four times (singled in the 1st, walked in the 3rd, singled again in the 5th, and laced an oppo-field RBI double into the RF corner in the 7th), Ismael Mena singled, doubled, and scored two runs, Adan Sanchez drilled two singles (including a line-drive two-run single in the 5th that put the Cubs up 2-1) and threw out two baserunners attempting to steal, and SP Eligio Paredes hurled three innings of one hit / one run ball (run was unearned) for the Cubs.  

In 13 Cactus League EXST games (33 PA), Ed Howard is now hitting 404/515/704 (1.219 OPS - 300 ISO).

RHP Daniel Palencia stepped out of the pitch lab long enough to accompany the team to Salt River Fields and throw a quick 1-2-3 inning (P-6, L-8, and a K-looking) that took about three minutes and featured four 100 MPH FB. 

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

1. Ismael Mena, CF: 2-5 (F-8, 2B, E-4, 1B, F-9, 2 R) 
2a. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 0-2 (K, K, BB, R)
2b. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 0-2 (5-3, F-8)
3. Ed Howard, 3B-DH: 3-3 (1B, BB, 1B, 2B, RBI)
NOTE: Slot was skipped fifth time thru batting order 
4a. Adan Sanchez, C: 2-3 (1B, F-9, 1B, 2 RBI)
4b. Wally Soto, PH-C: 0-1 (F-8, BB) 
5. Christopher Paciolla, DH-3B: 0-4 (6-3, L-7, BB, P-6, K) 
6a. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-1 (K, BB, SB) 
6b. Lizardo Ruiz, 1B: 0-3 (K, E-6, 6-3 DP, R)
7. Geuri Lubo, 2B: 1-4 (P-6, P-4 DP, K, 1B) 
8a. Brayan Altuve, RF: 0-2 (P-4, 4-3)
8b. Ke'Shun Collier, RF: 1-2 (K, 1B, RBI, SB) 
9. Christian Olivo, LF: 0-4 (2-3, L-8, F-9, K) 
1. Eligio Paredes: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 0/5 GO/AO, 43 pitches (26 strikes)
2. Daniel Palencia: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 8 pitches (7 strikes) 
3. Gabriel Agrazal: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1/3 GO/AO, 29 pitches (20 strikes) 
4. Luis A. Reyes: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 0/3 GO/AO, 39 pitches (24 strikes) 

1. 1B Anderson Suriel: E-3 (missed catch on attempted 4-3 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. 2B Geuri Lubo: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 

Adan Sanchez: 2-2 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 



"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 


PHIL: How does Sanchez look behind the plate receiving? Any thoughts (or overheard comments) on his likelihood of staying at catcher?



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