Arias Blazes Way to Victory at Salt River Fields

Carlos Morfa and Frank Hernandez drilled two-run singles, Reivaj Garcia and Josue Huma belted RBI doubles, Cristian Hernandez tripled, singled, and reached base on an HBP, and SP Michael Arias hurled three innings of one-run ball, as the Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks Red squad 6-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick east of Scottsdale, AZ.

The game was called after 7-1/2 innings of play.
 
The 20-year old Arias is an ex-SS who was released by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020 and then subsequently signed by the Cubs and converted to a RHP at their Dominican Academy. He features a blazing 96-99 MPH FB, an inconsistent SL, and a nascenrt CH. He will be making his stateside debut in 2022, and not including pitchers in the Rehab & Conditioning Group, Arias is the Cubs top pitching prospect at EXST.   

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

D'Backs Pitchers Make Cubs See Red at Sloan Park

SP Jose Cabrera hurled three innings of shutout ball and Juan Corniel and Manuel Pena stroked consecutive RBI singles in the 6th to account for both Diamondback runs, as the D'backs Red squad blanked the Cubs 2-0 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ. 

The game was called after six innings of play. 

Cole Roederer collected two singles for the Cubs. 

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

Cubs Win Walk-a-thon at Tempe Diablo

Cristian Hernandez belted a two-run inside-the-park HR and walked twice, Andrelton Simmons doubled, singled, and scored two runs, Moises Ballesteros singled, doubled, and drove-in a run with a SF, Cole Roederer walked in all three of his plate appearances and scored two runs, and the offense took full advantage of 13 walks, a HBP, six wild pitches, and a balk, helping the Cubs outlast the Angels 10-9 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training Opening Day game action Thursday morning on Field #3 at the Diablo Stadium Complex in Tempe, AZ. 

The Angels drew ten walks and Jorge Ruiz (RBI single), Denzer Guzman (RBI double), David Calabrese (RBI double), Nelson Rada (two-run double), and William Rivera (RBI single) stroked run-scoring hits in a losing cause.     

The game was called after seven innings of play. 

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

Mills & Simmons Alive & Well at Sloan Park

Alec Mills and Danis Correa hurled two shutout innings a piece and Andrelton Simmons and Reivaj Garcia clubbed RBI doubles, as the Cubs "Blue" squad blanked the Cubs "Red" squad 2-0 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training Cubs intrasquad game action Tuesday afternoon at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.

The game was pre-planned as a four-inning affair. 

Simmons served as a DH for both squads and went 1-3 (K, 6-3, 2B)

Here is the box score from the game: 

Pages