Hilson & Reckley Tag Team Too Much for Cubs at Papago Park
P. J. Hilson doubled twice, singled, walked, stole a base, scored two runs, and knocked-in four, Ryan Reckley slugged a two-run triple, reached base on an HBP and scored, and walked, stole a base, and scored, Kwan Adkins laced an RBI single and an RBI double, walked, and scored two runs, Mauricio Pierre drilled an RBI double, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, and Tyler Forner cracked a two-run single, leading the Giants to a 15-2 romp over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning at the Papago Park Complex in Phoenix, AZ.
Cristian Hernandez belted an RBI triple and drew a walk and Cristian More collected three singles, stole a base, and scored a run for the Cubs in a losing cause.
The game was called after seven innings of play.
Cubs catcher Dilan Granadillo left the game after running the bases in 100+ degree heat in the top of the 6th. He warmed up the pitcher in the bottom of the inning, but then appeared a bit woozy and had to leave the game.
David Bote completed his EXST rehab a few days early, and so he will now report to AAA Iowa to begin an official Article XIX-C Minor League Rehab assignment. Over the course of the four Cactus League EXST games in which he played, Bote went 2-11 (5-3, 6-3, 1B, K, F-7, 6-3, 3B, P-3, P-6, K, F-7 SF, L-5). He played 2B once and 3B once, in neither case for the full game. He is eligible to be reinstated from the Cubs MLB 60-day IL on June 6th.
While Bote finished up his EXST rehab, AAA Iowa OF Donnie Dewees began his, playing LF and going 1-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored. He also struck out twice (both times swinging).
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
1. Donnie Dewees, LF: 1-3 (2B, BB, K, K, R)
2. Cristian Hernandez, SS: 1-2 (3B, BB, K, RBI)
3. David Bote, 3B-DH: 0-2 (K, F-7 SF, L-5, RBI)
4a. Moises Ballesteros, C: 0-1 (BB, K)
4b. Dilan Granadillo, C: 1-1 (2B)
4c. Ronnier Quintero, C: NO AB
5. Frank Hernandez, DH-RF: 2-3 (4-6-3 DP, 1B, 1B)
6a. Reivaj Garcia, 2B: 0-2 (K, F-8)
6b. Joanfran Rojas, 2B: 0-1 (K)
7a. Carlos Morfa, RF: 0-0 (BB)
7b. Rafael Morel, PH-3B: 0-1 (K, BB)
8a. Miguel Pabon, 1B: 0-2 (F-9, 6-3)
8b. Alejandro Rivero, 1B: 0-1 (L-8 DP)
9. Matt Warkentin, DH #2: 0-3 (K, 6-3, K)
10. Raino Coran, DH #3: 0-3 (K, K, K)
11. Cristian More, CF: 3-3 (1B, 1B, 1B, R, SB, CS)
1. Yovanny Cabrera: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 4/3 GO/AO, 64 pitches (35 strikes)
2. C. D. Pelham: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 21 pitches (13 strikes)
3. Cristian Rojas: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 0/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (16 strikes)
4. Angel Hernandez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 20 pitches (11 strikes)
5. Jose Alcila: 0.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (13 strikes)
6. Oliver Roque: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 16 pitches (7 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: 3
1. C Moises Ballesteros: E-2 (errant throw ro 2nd on SB attempt allowed runner to advance to 3rd
2. C Moises Ballesteros: E-2 (errant throw to 2nd on SB attempt allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
3. P C. D. Pelham: E-1 (errant throw to 1st base on attempted 1-3 allowed batter to adance to 3rd)
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Moises Ballesteros: 0-3 CS, 1 PB, 2 E (see above)
2. Dilan Granadillo: 0-1 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures 100+
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